New owners John Quinn Jnr and Andrew Coombe with Steve Starling, John Haenke and Peta Walter who were down filming for the upcoming Fishing DVD number six.
*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 9 DAYS TO GO - With all our rivers re-opening on Saturday the 30th of September 2006. Water levels and fish numbers appear to good in the Thredbo.
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. The weather has warmed up quite a bit so is looking good for some evening sessions in the next few weeks.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports this week.
Lake Jindabyne:- The browns are now back from spawning and cruising the margins, with some very nice fish being seen again over the last few high presure systems. 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 from 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 at least 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.
We have had some reports of good evening fishing in Jindabyne on Hamills killers and wooly buggers, so there is good fishing to be had if conditions don't allow for the polaroiding.
The soft plastic fishing amongst the trees at Eucumbene has been nothing short of fantastic. Anglers have reported hooking up to 30 fish in a session with some fish gettting close to the 4kg mark. This fishing will continue right through the season, so if you haven't had a go at it yet there is still time to give it a go.
Anglers at Jindabyne have also caught some very nice fish spinning from the shore.
had a couple of hours up @ Jindabyne yesterday arvo casting soft plastics around (yabby patterns), i managed this beautiful brown, 6 pound..