Water under the bridge
  |  First Published: September 2016

It’s amazing to see the water roaring up under the bridge again. All things still point to a great water level, so keep your fingers crossed that we get as much as we can. We want the top end of the lake to stay boat friendly, right through summer.

On a recent trip, Paul Thomas showed once again, he has Eildon’s fickle nature covered. He picked up a few fish, including a solid 81cm model, on a Stumpy that looks like it’s nailed dozens of fish. Knowing what a consistent performer he is, I wouldn’t be surprised. Nice work, mate.

Many anglers have been trolling the edges with mixed results. The condition of some trout is very slabby, which suggests they may have already spawned. Now that we’re filling up at a great rate, there will be plenty more feed around to fatten up for spring.

With the amount of water coming into the lake, from all the tributaries, the mouths of the river are filthy dirty. On a recent trip to the top of the Goulburn Arm, it was obvious they had loads of water coming down, with stacks of floating logs and debris. If you’re heading into the river mouths, be careful. Submerged logs are around and very hard to see. Concentrate on the areas where the dirty water meets the clean stuff. You’ll find fish.

Tight lines and stay warm out there.


Paul Thomas picked up this 57cm brown.

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