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Archive Date: 24/06/2008

 

 Headlines:  The weekend produced a few fish for keen anglers despite some atrocious weather on the Friday.  By Saturday night the conditions had improved and so did the catches.

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.

Flyfishing

Rivers:-  Now all closed till October.

Lake Eucumbene:-   Reports have been very good from Eucumbene this past week though dropping water is making things a little difficult around the edges.

There have still been some great Rainbows of an evening and the polaroiding on the steeper Western shores and Dam wall area would be a good option during the day.  Best flies for this fishing are Woolly Buggers, Woolly Worms, Olive Matukas and Olive nymphs.

Big Black Streamers on dark and into the night should see a few more fat Rainbows turn up in the Seven Gates, Rainbow Pines and Yens Bay areas.  Fishing late into the night can be a cold option but there are some great rewards to be had for those who are keen.

 

 Lake Jindabyne:-  The lake has produced some nice fat Rainbow in the evenings over the last week.  Best flies have been Lumo's, Muddler Minnows and Craigs Nightimes.  Best areas are Kangaroo Bay, Hatchery, Curiosity Rocks and Sids Bay.

Conditions look good during the week for a polaroid so although a little early the lake could produce a few cruisers.

Best flies for this include Stick Caddis, Jinde Cased Caddis, Black and Peacock Spider, Woolly Bugger, and Bushy's Horror.

 

 Lake Tantangara :-  No reports on fly 

Trolling and Spinning 

 

Eucumbene:-   Reports have good for some with well conditioned Rainbows still the main fish being caught.  Flatline Tassies and Minnows appear to be as good as anything at present.  Early and late has been the best times, as usual but some are still being caught during the day.  The river mouth is an area that too few anglers concentrate on with soft plastics and bibless minnows.  This is a definite hot spot to try these methods at present.  Just be sure you are not fishing where there is any visible flow as this is classed as river.

The new'Alex' minnow lures from Serbia have taken some good fish both trolling and spinning in the trees.  These lures are made with Balsa wood and are a deep diver that come in very good Trout catching colours.  Check them out.

Best Tassies on the troll have been the Pink Tassies #5, #50, #89.  Alpine Cobras in the Alpine Special are a goer at present also.

Best areas have been around the mouth of Seven Gates, Waiunui, Coppermine, Brookwood and Cemetary point area.  The Trees around Tollbar are worth a troll or spin at present.

 
Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby and Buckenderra.

 

Jindabyne:-  Trolling reports have been scarce this week but there is bound do be some great fishing over the next few days.  Fishing deep will be the key if it is bright.

Drifting and casting soft plastics and River to Sea Tungsten Vibes  is a great way to connect with some good Browns in the Thredbo, Snowy and Eucumbene arms. It is important to get the lure on or very near the bottom before starting a retrieve and keep it down for as much of the retrieve as possible.  Using a sounder is a good way to find the actual river bed and also fish.  Rainbow Trout Squidgy fish are another great lure to use in this area either with a standard jig head or a TT Rev head which is a lead jig head with flashing blade built in.  This technique is very successful and with a little time and effort can be extremely rewarding.  Give it a go.

Tantangara:- No Reports.

 

Baitfishing :-  Bait fishing was fairly consistant on the weekend with Orange Power Bait and Scrub Worms being the best fish takers over all.  There will be some great fishing for Rainbows in the next few weeks in both lakes with some really fat fish in Eucumbene and some nice ones in Jindabyne as well.

*Ivica and Zlako Djuric from Sydney had a good day on Saturday in the Waste Point area.  During the day they caught three Rainbows on Powerbait inLime Twist and Orange Pulp Gulp.  Later in the night they caught another four Rainbows and a single Brown.  Two fish were lost.  Smallest was 800 grams biggest was 2kg so a good average size.

Several other anglers reported some good fishing in that area also.

It can be very cold at night and early morning but these are still the peak times to try.  Gloves and beanies are a must. 

Best areas in Eucumbene have been at Buckenderra, The Dam wall, Seven Gates, Yens, Old Adaminaby, Coppermine, Collingwood, Wainui, Spring wood.

 
 In Jindabyne try Waste Point, Kalkite, Hatchery, Hayshed bay and Curiosity Rocks.
 
Lake Levels
 

Eucumbene  12.3%

Jindabyne    47.5%

Tantangara     7.0%

Cheers Tom

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