Headlines: Weather conditions were very good for fishing on the weekend though it was quite cold. The fishing seems to have been good over the last week of fishing. The rivers are now closed till the October long weekend however the lakes remain open year round and will provide some outstanding Trolling, Bait and Fly Fishing.
It's on again this November, The 35th Yamaha and Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival. Dates for the week long competition are Saturday the 1st of November - Friday 7th of November 2008.
Once again prizes will include a Boat, Motor and Trailer package, Category prizes for Trolling, Spinning, Fly and Bait fishing, daily secret weight cash prizes, plus an overall secret weight cash prize. The fishing is bound to be excellent and it is a great family orientated event. Book your holidays early and don't miss the countries premier Trout Fishing event.
Rivers:- Now all closed till October.
There were a few good fish caught in the rivers over the long weekend mostly on nymphs and Globugs.
*Neil Himsley from the Blue Mountains caught this great Atlantic Salmon (below) in the Thredbo River on Friday last week. It was 57cms long and weiged 2.5kg. Fly was a Globug. Lets hope a few more of the Big Atlantics turn up in the lake over the next few weeks
*Kieran Oshannassy managed a few nice Rainbows (pictured below) out of the Eucumbene River on the weekend. Best fish was a 1.5Kg Rainbow. All were released. There will still be numbers of these fat Rainbows in the lake at present so well worth a look too.
*Steve Jackson from Bega had a great session landing eleven fish in the Eucumbene River again on Globugs. A couple of pics below.
Dave Maurier from Cooma caught this nice Brown on the weekend in the Thredbo.
Lake Eucumbene:- Reports have been very good from Eucumbene this past week though dropping water is making things a little difficult around the edges.
Wet flies on dark are the best options with Craigs Nightime, Mum's Poodle, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Woolly Buggers and Lumo's being the best patterns to try. Homeleigh Bay, Rainbow Pines, Seven Gates and the River Mouth (being sure to stay away from any visible flow) are the best spots to look at. Pick areas with good weed beds and some depth. Searching out clear water is a must as wave action is stirring up some areas and making the water cloudy.
Other locations would be the Dam wall and boat based working a wet fly through the trees on the Western side of the lake. Large Woolly Buggers or a Bushy's Horror or any other fly that pushes a bit of water are the go.
There are some good fish to be found in these areas if
Lake Jindabyne:- The lake has really fired over the weekend. Some great catches of Rainbows were made in the main lake after dark and most have been cracking sized fish. There have been a few more Brook Trout and Atlantics caught since the release three weeks ago. There is a good chance of picking up one of these fish in the lake at the moment.
Best areas are Kangaroo Bay, Hatchery, Curiosity Rocks and Sids Bay.
Best Flies have includedFuzzy Wuzzy's, Taihape Ticklers, Hamills Killers and Zonkers.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports on fly
Trolling and Spinning