Eildon Area Trout

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Eildon Area Trout

Post by 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

Post by Texas » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:04 am

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

Gra
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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Post by Lightningx » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Nice report and pics :thumbsup:

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Post by 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

Post by drew 2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Nice work Truedogz :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by Sinsemilla » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:50 pm

Nothing better than a camp by the river.

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Re: Eildon Area Trout

Post by 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

Post by smile0784 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Great pics



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