|goulburn valley & ballarat lakes with bruce smith
Dated: 9 March, 2007
Eildon Level- 8.1% -6cm decrease/24hours
Inflow – 100 m/l
Rainfall Last 24h - 0.0mm
No reports this week.
No reports this week
THE GOULBURN RIVER
|Fishing the Goulburn|
Water release - 1700m/l
Oxygen content - 7.1ppm
Temperature - 20.2
The Goulburn is currently flowing at 1700 mega litres and throughout the day the fishing is very quiet and not producing. On evening there have been sparse hatches of Caddis and small numbers of rising trout within the Breakaway area, but it’s nothing to write home about.
The Rubicon is flowing slow and low and not fishing well during the daylight hours. However within the last few hours of light there have been small hatches of caddis with the fly fishermen having success catching the odd Brown Trout to 700grams on size 18/16 elk hair caddis.
The Yarra is producing trout and the odd Macquarie Perch within the Templestowe area. Earthworms fished on the bottom has been the best method for bait fishermen, while weighted nymph patterns and beetle dry flies have produced the best result s for the fly flickers. (This report is two weeks old)
BALLARAT AND DISTRICT LAKES
Newlyn’s is producing the odd trout up to 1lb on bait in the form of worms and Tassie devil lures worked around the exposed islands. Fly fishermen are only have success on midge dry fly when weather conditions are favourable.
This lake is very low but some reports indicate that some good Yellowbelly have been taken up to 3lb on earthworms fished on the bottom. The dam wall area is the best location.
Doug Lucas reports that there is only about four inches of water covering the rocks along the boat channel and recommends that only punt boats try to excess the lake. Those that are getting out are catching the odd trout. One group of anglers caught a few Brown Trout up to 1.4 kilos on mudeyes.
LAKE BULLEN MERRI
|It's not all fishing is it! Photo courtesy of Jason Litchfield|
Doug Lucas reports that lots of minnow and bullheads are around the lake but it’s still not fishing well, however an angling club mentioned that they sighted many trout and salmon jumping.
This river is producing good numbers of river black-fish to 700grams for the bait anglers fishing wood grabs and scrub worms, while some nice Brown Trout also to 700 grams have been taken on dry flies.
MOUNT EMU CREEK
This waterway is also fishing reasonable well to the fly fishermen drifting beetle dry flies throughout the early morning and late afternoon.
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