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Benalla Bait & Tackle
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Benalla, Victoria
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Nicole Penfold
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Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:55 am

Some sporadic fishing has been had this week. Mulwala has been great for some and donuts for others. Eildons trout and yellas are playing the game but the reddies are playing funny buggers. Today also marks the start of the cray season. Make sure you are up to speed on current rules and regulations.

Lake Eildon:
54.85% up 0.03% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
The trout fishing has been great the last week and should only get better! Most fish are being caught flatlining and a few getting caught on lead core. Both Delatite and the Goulburn side have fish well. Many anglers are opting to fish around the big river area for some great results. Surprisingly the Delatite side remains quite discoloured but that hasn’t stopped the trout. Winged lures the obvious culprit in pink, white, silver and orange. Small hardbodies like bullets and predatek micro mins have also been good for a change up. Yellas have been in the trees mostly with a couple being picked up trolling and on the cast. Scrubbed and small yabbies amongst the trees is the best way to get one. The Redfin are there with many anglers reporting sounding them hard on the bottom. Fishing slow is the go. Minor movement of the plastics and blades. They seem to be a bit more active around the trees rather than the points and bays.

Lake Mulwala:
19.02% down 10.67% this week
Fishing: 8/10.
Mul has pleased most anglers of recent but the last few days has been a bit more hit and miss. The morning session seems to be the fishing better than the afternoons at the moment, It will get better again from now on. Trolling has been the most common method of getting a cod or 2. A wide range of lures are being used. Colours have been pink/purple, red/black/white, pink and green/yellow. A few fish have been raised using big wake baits and paddlers early on. We had a good morning Monday landing 3 legal fish and tanner losing a bigger specimen off the top first thing. We landed 1 fish on a red/black spinnerbait, 1 on a white chatterbait and 1 on a 90mm ac invader in pink/purple. We had another 4 hits, all action was up till 11am then one hit after. We fished river edges half way up the lake. Now that the lake is close to the desired level and the new moon on the long weekend I bet we will see some crackers caught in the coming weeks. In the time writing this local angler Mark Greenhalgh just landed a meter cod on a hardbody! I will post the pic below.

Lake Dartmouth:
88.55% down 0.43% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
Darts been consistent, everyone is getting a few fish but not the numbers of this time last year. Flatlining has been good early and late but it’s the downrigging that seems to be producing. 34-64ft off the downrigger is the go at the moment so a bit deeper than usual. Finding the thermocline is necessary. Orange, gold/black and brown all good winged lure colours.

A few Redfin over 30cm have been caught at waranga on plastics and bait, still a lot of small fish around.

No reports from locals for Nillahcootie. Same goes for William hovell and Hume.


Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: (03) 5762 3704

Top left: Dean “mozzie” Morrison with a nice river cod caught on a spinnerbait.
Bottom left: Tanner with a nice Mulwala cod caught on a chatterbait.
Top right: Mick with another solid yella from Eildon on a Gulp minnow.
Middle and bottom right: Myself with a couple of cod caught at Mulwala on Monday.

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