Eildon Area Trout

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Eildon Area Trout

Postby Truedogz » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:47 am

Hi Everyone

On Monday I thought I would head out to the Goulburn near Thornton to brush up on my fly fishing skills. Unfortunately, the Goulburn was in a pretty muddy condition:

Goulburn Yuck.jpg


Coming home today I noticed the river was higher and clearer so it looks like they are releasing water from Lake Eildon. That should improve things around Thornton/Alexandra by this weekend. It will take longer to improve down Nagambie way.

I went for plan B chasing trout in some tiny streams above the lake. The rivers flowing into the lake are still running hard but the small streams are wadeable with care. Usually at this time of year they hardly run but they have a strong flow down them at the moment due to the recent rain. They have cleared up and are good for lure fishing:

Small stream.jpg


I caught stacks of small rainbows and browns, the typical size in the pics. Although not big they were great fun :-D and with the weather warming up it is a great way to cool off:

rainbow.jpg


brown.jpg


In my last effort I hooked and landed a brown that would have been close to 40 cm. Unfortunately with no landing net he slipped out of my hands as I was carrying him to the bank so missed out on a pic. :(

To top it off this friendly guy visited my camp and spent half an hour with me:

king parrot.jpg


My advice is over the xmas break hit the small streams to cool off and have some fun fishing. :cheers:

Best Wishes

Truedogz



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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby Texas » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:04 am

Well done truedogz
Well I looked it up---- It's a King Parrot
Beautiful

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby Lightningx » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Nice report and pics :thumbsup:

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby barra mick » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:32 pm

Thats a great little fisning trip there truedogs

Great read

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby drew 2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Nice work Truedogz :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby davek » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:51 pm

Good work Will, :a_goodjob: cheers davo
It's an exhilarating feeling catching a fish
But it's an even better feeling releasing them



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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby Boonanza » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:55 pm

Great stuff Will :thumbsup:
Water is the most essential element of life, because without water you can’t go fishing. :water:

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby Sinsemilla » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:50 pm

Nothing better than a camp by the river.

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby Paulanderson » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 pm

Sounds like a fun trip and the trout look in very good condition.

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Postby smile0784 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Great pics



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