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Archive Date: 14/02/2011

Headlines Fishing has been getting tougher in the lakes with the persistant hot weather.  Fish are still being caught though you may have to work harder or smarter to catch them.

Flyfishing

Rivers:- Are a great option with reasonable flows and plenty of terrestrial fishing available.

Early and late will be best though a hopper pattern fished during the day may tempt a few fish.  A bead head nymph under a dry would we a good rig in deeper pools if the hot weather continues.

Some good fishing has been occurring in the Eucumbene, Thredbo and Murrumbidgee over the past two weeks and should be good for some time yet. 

Best dries have been Elk hair caddis, foam black and green beetles, stimulators, humpy, Wulffs, klinkhamer, adams parachute, red tag and deer hair beetles.  Nymphs that are working have been pheasant tails, gold ribbed hares ear, black and brown beadheads and blue copper johns.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Has still been on the rise though the surface temps have been an issue.  Anywhere from 21-24 degrees has been the norm and the fish have not been as active on the surface over the past week.  There have still been fish taking adult dragonflies and caddis right on dark. 

Best bet would be to fish very early morning or fish sinking lines off deeper points and bays.

The fishing has been tough over the past week, though having said that,

* Stan Pyle and Paul Barker did well two weeks ago, landing in three sessions, 19, 14 and 25 fish on consecutive nights between them.  Best fish were browns of 1.6 and 1.8kg.

*Dino Taglieri and I fished last Thursday night for only three fish but we did see quite a few rising to caddis and jumping for dragonflies.

Mudeyes patterns have worked after dark but the fish don't seem to be hanging around for very long in the lake margins.

Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne reports have been quiet over the past week.  The one report we have had suggests tough fishing and more fish working in the morning than evenings. 

Lake Tantangara : Continues to drop and temperature has been an issue.  Fast sinking lines down deep during the day or very early morning would be the best methods but don't expect the fishing to be easy.

*Below, Mary-Therese Daniel hooks into a feisty brown on a high country dam.

and displays a nice fish that ate a klinkhamer.

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-   Eucumbene trolling reports have been reasonable with most anglers being able to turn up a few fish.

 

Downrigging has been the best method with tassies run down at 25-36ft doing well in the Pasture bay area.  #89 and Y82 tassie has been a great colour off the rigger.

 

Other anglers have picked up a few on leadcore and even flat lines.  With the water temps up and bright sunny days there is no doubt that deep trolling is the best method at present.

 

Jindabyne:-  Trolling has been good in Jindabyne with some super fat rainbows being taken off downriggers.  As in Eucumbene early starts and or fishing very deep will be the most succesful.

 

Bait Fishing

 

Reports have been that the fishing is tough overall in both the main lakes.

 

Once again fishing early in the morning and fishing deep will be the most succesful.  Mudeyes on a long leader would be good options with Powerbait also a great bait.

 

Seven Gates, Dam wall and Middilingbank in Eucumbene and Creel bay and any deep points in Jindabyne should still fish o.k despite the heat.

Lake Levels

Eucumbene   29.5%

Jindabyne      80.0%  

Tantangara    29.6%

LINKS 

www.troutfestival.com

FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card.  Click on this link below.

https://www.licence.nsw.gov.au/gls_eservice/renewals/Application.aspx 

Note: We do not have licences available through the store with Cash or EFT.  We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.

*There is a new webcam at Old Adaminaby that will give you a look at conditions on the water there.  The camera pans and zooms giving a visusal on the water conditions. Llink below.

http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/webcams/webcam_eucumbene.html

on the water there.  The camera pans and zooms giving a visusal on the water conditions. Llink below.

http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/webcams/webcam_eucumbene.html

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