Headlines: Well the season finished in the rivers with somthing of a whimper. There were a few good fish caught in the lead up to the weekend but numbers of fish caught overall were down.
Some rain and snow this week will stir a few fish up in the lakes for the coming weekend.
Lake Jindabyne has had a good number of large atlantic salmon released into it from Gaden recently. A few of these larger fish have turned up already and there are a few brook trout showing up as well.
Anglers need to pay attention to the dropping levels of the lakes. Underwater obstacles are starting to appear in some areas and these can be dangerous if hit at high speed. If unsure of the area go slow and keep an eye out.
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Athough you can't fish them now we did have a few good reports from the Thredbo last week.
*Hello Tom and Michael
As requested a report to go with the photos taken by Russell Rose on our
trip to the mountains last week. We spent a day on the Eucumbene and a day
and a half on the Thredbo.The fishing was more challenging than a fortnight
earlier as a result of the lower water levels. We were fortunate to catch
some nice fish in both rivers. An extra bit of spice was added to the
Thredbo experience through encounters with some large, ex Gaden hatchery,
A robust, jumping specimen got the better of me after being
attached for near 5 minutes. The largest landed was 62cm.Unfortunately theofficial photographer was fishing out of range so I had to release it
without an opportunity to get a picture for later bragging. However Russel
was to prove on Thursday morning that whatever I could do he could double by
bringing two to the bank.
Proof indeed that the effort he has been putting
in to his short line nymphing over the last 12 months is starting to bear
fruit. We were also able to enjoy action with some largish browns as you
can see from the happy snaps.
Lake Eucumbene:- The lake has been a little hit and miss but there are still enough of those fat rainbows around to keep most anglers happy. A few more browns have started to show though the rainbows are out numbering them considerably.
Seven gates produced some good fish off the bank last weekend so fly anglers would do well to concentrate their efforts in that area.
Some good fish have been caught in the Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach area plus a few have been smoked by big unseen beasts. Well worth a look on dark at the moment.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has been great in the evenings with fish coming in from many of the bays and points. Fuzzy Wuzzys and Taihape ticklers along with Black Phantoms have been good. Most of the fish have been rainbows but a few browns are still poking about. River mouth fishing has been quiet this week. There is a heap of weed in many of the bays that is drawing the fish in to the food that it holds.
*Stuart Sturgeon with a very nice 2kg brown taken in the lake on the weekend. One of two good fish landed. His mate fishing alongside him failed to get a hit and ended up getting nothing more than a cold.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports from Tantangara.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Trolling reports have been very quiet.
Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has been good with some nice fish taken trolling around the outside of the weed beds in many of the bays. Big nine and eleven cm trout pattern Rapalas would do well on the big browns as will the larger Alex tango lures. Getting these down a bit is the key to the big browns. Rainbows will still take these larger lures at times but smaller minnows and tassies will work a little better.
Scrub worm and powerbait fishing has been great over the weekend. Best colours in the powerbait have been have been the Rainbow and Sherbert nuggets along with Scrub worms have been doing very well over the last week as well.
Eucumbene has picked up with some good fish this week especially from the Seven gates area. Look for soaks and drop offs for best results.
Areas that will fish well are Seven Gates, Bukenderra, Anglers Reach, The Dam wall and Braemar area and the Yens bay area.
Best areas in Eucumbene would be Coppermine, Buckenderra and Seven gates.
Try Hatchery, Curiosity rocks, Claypits, Stinky Bay, and Kalkite in Jindabyne.
Got any reports from the local lakes or rivers?
If so, email them along with pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our weekly report.