Fishing locations Eildon Pondage is located just under 3 hours drive from Melbourne. Its a amazing and scenic fishing destination to target trophy sized rainbow or brown trout during winter when the trout are active. There is no boating allowed in Eildon Pondage but its still a very popular fishing destination due to its great Trout offering. Trout are stocked here regularly and they are plentiful and in good size growing to 4 kilos.

 

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FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye. For lure fishing shallow diving hard body minnow lures work well as do Tassie devils, and metal spoons. There is a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

When targeting Trout fish as light as possible which will make the experience more fun and improve your chances. Redfin will actively take many baits or lures. To maximize your chances fish with a 2 – 4  or 1 – 3 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is an nice spot to take the kids with plenty of fishing spots with surrounding parks and BBQ facilities

KNOWN HAZARDS

As with all areas that have water and high grass just always be cautious of snakes in the area.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned.