Things are good in the fresh! There are plenty of options for all manner of fishing and heading in all different directions. Up around the Eildon region
the pondage has been producing fish from pre-holidays stockings when conditions allow. With plenty of water still being sent down the Goulburn river
the pondage has experienced increased flow which has made the bite a bit inconsistent. Fishing during the next spell of low pondage flow will see the
fish come back on. Dough style baits and light line have been the key to catching these fish. Staff members Don and George fished the pondage during
the week and found a few smaller fish amongst tough conditions. Persistence and the correct berley have been key.
While the Goulburn itself hasn't been super exciting in terms of trout reports there have been some nice fish caught in the rivers above Eildon itself.
Customer Chris had a good weekend fishing with his two boys recently on both the Delatite and Howqua rivers. While Chris had good success fishing small
bladed spinners and hardbodies, his sons Atticus and Flynn caught both brown and rainbow trout on unweighted worms free drifted into some of the pools.
In the south Gippsland region the rivers have been running as low and clear as ever but still producing fish. While the fish may be small they are not
pushovers and still require an element of stealth in approach unless you want to see the tail end of the trout heading in the opposite direction. Customer
Brendan fished the Noojee region over the weekend and landed a few typical brown trout from the Latrobe river. Brendan found that the most effective
lures were small slender jerkbaits in natural galaxia patterns.
On the cod scene things are starting to heat up for the bigger fish. Early Autumn is an excellent time to target the bigger fish in the lakes and dams,
while the smaller fish will still keep you busy. Customer Shane fished Lake Mulwala just recently with his wife in some lovely conditions. The
lake produced a few fish for them, with 3 nice cod around the 60cm mark taking spinnerbaits worked along the channel edges.
Continuing on with the cod, the locally stocked lake of Karkarook Park has produced a couple of fish for persistent anglers. While they aren't monsters
they have been caught on lures and can be caught. Customer Cip fished the lake last week and connected to one of the small cod on a small spoon. Cip
was fishing the spoon over a shallow clay bank drop off in search of trout when the cod pounced.