|goulburn valley & ballarat lakes with bruce smith
Dated: 8 December, 2006
Eildon Level - 14.6%
Inflow – 100 m/l
Rainfall Last 24h - 0.0mm
Sorry no report this week.
Total Trout Fishing Centre reports that a father and son caught a 5lb Brown Trout during the week when using fluro pink Tassie Devil lures, while other customers are doing well when fishing home made dough which is catching trout up to 3lbs.
|A long cast on the Goulburn. |
Water release - 3000 mega litres
Oxygen content -7.5ppm
Temperature - 17.0
The Goulburn River has increased slightly to 3000 mega litres and continues to fish well to the bait fishermen who are catching good size trout up to 2lb on scrub worms, powerbait and maggots. Fly fishermen working the river edge throughout the day are just starting to receive responses to the hopper fly taking the trout to 1lb. The evening rise continues to see fair caddis and mayfly hatches with the best locations above the Thornton Bridge.
FEEDER STREAMS AND OTHER STREAMS
The grasshopper fishing is still producing the odd trout but it’s very dependent on the weather conditions and the coming weeks will see a definite improvement. Weighted nymph patterns are still the best producer taking trout up to 2lb, while caddis are the major hatch on evening.
Total Trout Fishing Centre reports that many small redfin have been caught from the river, while the odd trout has also been caught on powerbait and scrub worm. There have also been reports of many snakes along the river so be mindful of them.
BALLARAT AND DISTRICT LAKES
This lake continues to produce small Brown Trout to the fly-fisherman fishing mayfly black spinner patterns then the weather conditions are favourable. Bait fishermen have also had success when fishing earthworms and scrubbies near the dam wall section of the lake.
|Newlyns with a low water level. |
This lake’s water level is low and the fishing has been slow with reports that the odd trout to 1lb has been taken on scrub worm and mudeyes (if you can get them) under a bubble float. Fly-fishermen have found the going hard with the odd trout caught on wet fly patterns fished blind.
A report from Darren who said he fished the lake recently and found trout rising with the classical tail and back scenario. However upon trying many fly patterns Darren had no luck in tricking these rising trout. It looks like the trout were on the mayflies, and in particular the emerging nymph which are best imitated with a size 12 Smith emerger, possum emerger or seal’s fur emerger.
The Bendigo Fly Fishing Club reports that the lake has been fishing slowly throughout the day but there has been the odd trout caught to 1lb on evening as small hatches of orange spinners are occurring.
Doug Lucas reports that there’s still a lot of the small Chinook salmon in the 400 to 500 gram mark with the odd bigger to a kilo being caught on soft plastics trawled behind ford fenders, while the odd Brown Trout has been taken on mudeyes under a float.
LAKE BULLEN MERRI
Sorry no reports this week.
Doug Lucas reports that Brown Trout from 1 to 2 kilos have been taken from the river on Crick-hopper lures. Doug mentioned that the fly-fishermen would have done well as Doug sighted many rising trout and grasshoppers on the water.
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