Customer Mark fished Sugarloaf Reservoir and got a few Redfin to 35cm, on scrubworms and Squidgy wrigglers in Lava Colour.
Team Member Glenys and a couple of friends also fished Sugarloaf, along the car park edge near the dam wall around midday landing a couple of small redfin on spinners. Whilst they were there two fly anglers where trying their luck with one landing a nice sized redfin around 40cm mark on what appeared to be an olive muddler. Fishing Sugarloaf is generally best in the morning and if into walking, the area behind the main BBQ near the entrance and around to Plover Point are proving most successful.
Customer Michael took trout around the 400grm as well as good number of Redfin to similar sizes around the edge of the pools of the upper Yarra. Most where taken on Laydown Minnows. Cast into the pools and twitch back with lots of pauses, and being a suspending lure, most of the hits will come as the lure sits stationary.
Customer Luke fished the pondage, along Riverside Drive, just before Christmas, landing Trout up to 5kg on freshwater yabbies.
Anthony also had success at the pondage with Trout up to 5kg on his own dough mix and powerbait nuggets. When using the nuggets, you will have more success with a light gauge treble hook than the traditional baitholder. Also proving successful for Anthony was Gulp Trout Bait and Salmon eggs fished on the bottom.
For the Fly angler, Scott fished the upper pondage near the Cemetery with most of his fish taking beetle patterns late in the afternoon.
The Cod in Lake Eildon have been firing with consistent reports of fish up to 6kg being taken. Single blade Bassman Spinnerbaits proving the most successful around areas like the Dam wall.
Scott fished the Bonnie Doon region for Redfin with fish up to 1kg taking yabbies fished around vertical timber. Soft Plastics and vibes where also working well along the deep timbered banks.
Following up on our last Report, we now have photo evidence of the great Cod that Store Manager Ian landed, near the dam wall. Ian released both the Cod, with the challenge of landing them again next year when they are a couple of kilos heavier. His boat driver for the day, Staff member Dylan, could only look on and curse as he was left to catch all the Carp, Redfin and small Rainbow Trout on suspending lures around the same banks.
Customer Luka was fishing along the banks using Jackall TN50/60 casting alongside sunken logs with 6 Redfin up to 35cm being landed. In his second session on the lake, Luka also managed a nice Murray Cod of 69cm, again on a black bladed bassman.