Cod reports just keep coming
  |  First Published: March 2016

I simply can’t believe it’s March already! Time truly does fly, but on the bright side the end of the irrigation season is looming, and when the lake starts to rise again, the fishing should go nuts.

The weather forecasters are predicting a very wet autumn that could possibly of fill the lake up again. We can only hope this is the case for the long term. If for some reason this is not the case and the lake drops down below 20%, the fish will be a lot more active and condensed into certain areas and will be more competitive for food, making for some of the best fishing Lake Eildon has ever produced. Either way, it’s a winner for anglers.

The lake has fished quite well for the last two months with regular reports coming, mainly of cod. Once again they have been caught all over the place, with no real standout areas. Most techniques have been successful.

One lucky punter was told that cod eat cheese, so he stuck a bit on his hook and soon after landed a cod that went 1.15m! Not a bad fish at all… some people have all the luck!

Local legend and owner of the famous Eildon Bakery Lenny Timmins caught another nice cod trolling an Arashi perch pattern up near Jamison, along with a few smaller models as well.

The occasional yella has been reported, but not the big numbers we were hoping for. Scrubbies at the base of trees has been the best choice for the bait brigade, and black plastic grubs for the lure guys.

There’s not been a great deal of noise about the redfin of late, only a few here and there, so let’s keep hoping they come back with vengeance in the near future!

There are still a few trout poking about with a few nice browns around the 3lb mark getting taken in the Big River, which provide great sport.

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