Eildon is located on the Goulburn River in its upper catchment.
Tributaries include the Big River, Delatite River and the Jamieson
original storage, known as Sugarloaf Reservoir, was constructed
in 1929. It was modified 1935 to increase the storage capacity
to 377,000 ML. In 1955 it was again enlarged to it current capacity
which is around six times the size of Sydney Harbour.
When full, Lake Eildon holds 3 390 000 Mega-Litres, with a surface
area of 13 840 hectares. It has a shoreline of 483 km and has
a maximum depth of 76 meters.
Lake Eildon holds an array of fish species. Brown Trout, Rainbow
Trout, Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Redfin, Carp, Roach and Tench.
There are no boating restrictions on Lake Eildon.
Boat ramps are located around the lake at Bonnie Doon, Coller
Bay, Eildon, Jerusalem Inlet, Howqua, Goughs Bay and Ford Inlet.
Camping is permitted at various locations around Lake Eildon.
Other accomodation including hotel, motel, caravan parks, houseboats
and resorts are located around Lake Eildon. See the
Accommodation page for details.
Victoria Fishing Licence Online
for printable map