We would like to inform you all that we have SOLD the business - The new owners Andrew Coombe and John Quinn Jnr have taken over as at Friday the 1st of September 2006
Katrina & myself would like to thanks all of our customers for their support over the last 15 years and would like to wish Andrew and John all the best with the business for the future. I will be staying on until October to help get the boys settled in and have set up my own web site for those of you who would like to stay in touch with us after we leave @ www.scotto.com.au
Due to it being a little hectic with the hand over etc - we'll skip this weeks report - however the fishing has been great and we did some more filming with Steve "Starlo" Starling and the fishing DVD crew earlier in the week with more great results on Squidgies casting up around Tolbar on Lake Eucumbene - which will go on The Fishing DVD N06 !
*New ramp shots C-Col Sinclair from the Adaminaby Angler .
GOOD NEWS :- Snowy River Shire Council & Snowy Hydro have upgraded and cleared off the silt from the old Denison st at Old Adaminaby and added gravel to the top turning/parking area as well . This ramp can now be used to launch larger boats with out too much trouble. This ramp will now be cleared regularly to keep access for launching boats open on lake Eucumbene.Snowy Hydro are also looking at improving launching area's at Anglers Reach and the Dam wall - so we'll keep you posted. More details on Lake Eucumbene's levels @ http://www.snowyhydro.com.au/LevelThree.asp?pageID=322&grandParentID=3&parentID=52
Rivers:- ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO - With all our rivers re-opening on Saturday the 30th of September 2006
Lake Eucumbene:- Still some very nice rainbows averaging .800 grams to 1kg being caught at present. Look for the steeper shale banks around the dam wall area as it's easier to stay out of the mud. There have been some nice browns being spotted through the day in these areas too. You can also target that trophy fish right through winter around the mouths of the main river tributaries so long as your not fishing in flowing waters well below the first set of rapids
Lake Tantangara :- No reports this week.
Lake Jindabyne:- Greater numbers of browns are back from spawning and cruising the margins, with some very nice fish being seen again over the weekend. It will now be worth a wander every time we get a big high pressure system on the map over the next few months. Seeing them and catching them can be two very different things when polaroiding - which is half the challenge. Make sure you walk slowly well back form the waters edge as you'll be surprised how close they will swim at times. As you want good light starting on the Eastern side of lake Jindabyne in the morning is often best with the sun behind you. The best light is between 9am and 3pm , switching to the Western shore line after lunch to again get the sun from behind. Fly patterns worth having in your box for palaroiding include , Bushy's horror, woolly buggers, scruffy's, Rosella's , Jindy buggers , sand cased caddis and black & peacocks. If you get refusals on these I like to throw a rock at them - you'll atleast feel better ! Feel free to ask us how to best have a go at polaroiding as it can be some of the most exciting fishing of the season and is generally at it's best over the next two months. Area's worth a look include Stinky Bay, Sid's bay, Hatchery Bay, Creel Bay , Snowy arm and Kalkite.You can also target that trophy fish right through winter around the mouth of the Thredbo river at Waste point/Creel Bay, so long as your not fishing in flowing waters well below the first set of rapids
Eucumbene:- The great trolling continues, just stick to the main launching area at Old Adaminaby for the moment. Both flatlines and leadlines at 3 colours have been producing the goods. The rainbows are in peak condition and averaging around the 1kg mark, feeding heavily on yabby's with the falling water levels, while some better browns have also started to show up as they get itchy for spawning. Consistent lures include Tasmanian Devils in Cols 36,89,55, 72,S12, Y82 & Y62. Our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine special,Pink Wings and Pink Bits patterns, Rebel minnows and crawfish,ultra deep Merlins,Stump Jumpers,Rapala minnows and jointed shad raps , RMG Scorpions & Poltergeist.
Jindabyne:- We have had some great reports back in from Jindabyne over the last few weeks. The best area's have been in the main basin out around the islands in front of town & Sid's Bay over at East Jindy, up around Waste Point and at the top of the lake around Kalkite. Fishing a mixture of small minnows like RMG Scorpions, Merlins , Rapalas & Attacks along with Tassies in just about all the "Yellow Wing",as well as our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine Special & Pink Wings patterns producing the goods.