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Archive Date: 02/03/2011
Headlines Fishing has improved greatly with the last ten days being much cooler than previous weeks and also some good rain. Lake Eucumbene is currently rising which is fantastic for this time of year. Mudeyes are coming on in a big way at present too.
Found - One digital camera on the Eucumbene river. Please call the store if you believe it to be yours.
Rivers:- Have been high with the recent rain though are running clear at present. Hoppers and beetle patterns have been great overall with some aquatic hatches occurring on the right day.
Thredbo and Eucumebene have been the obvious stand outs but the fishing is not always easy.
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.
I've been doing well on the Monaro rivers in the last week or two, picked up15 or so rainbows over two days and the few I kept where full of beetles, mayfly nymphs and even a few mudeyes. Got the majority in the day on bead head phensant tails, a couple on a hoppers and on a deer hair ant #16.
Lake Eucumbene:- Has still been on the rise though the surface temps have been an issue. Surface temps have dropped a little to reportedly around the 20 - 21 degree mark.
Mudeyes have made up a the majority of fish stomach contents in the many areas and with the full moon coming up this week we should see a bit more in the way of mudeye migrations. Hit it on the right evening and you could have a ball.
*Report regular Kieran O'Shannassy fished last Wednesday night for a 1 kilo rainbow and 1.5 kilo brown (pictured.) nice fish considering the recent warmer water.
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.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Not many reports, but has been fishing well around the edges early or lead core or downrigging during the day.
I meant to send you this last week, but being the fairly hopeless I forgot. Cate got this rainbow flat lining out of Anglers Reach on a Tassie Devil.
Even though the water temperature was around 21 degrees, it was one of 4 fish caught in an afternoon session, the other 3 were caught by Cate's brother Darcy who released all his fish for another day.
Jindabyne:- No reports, but as per Eucumbene methods should produce a few.
Reports have improved with some nice fish being taken on mudeyes and reports of the fish being full of them have been many.
The high coming over us and the moon phase should see a few hatches and some fish being caught.
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
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*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.
on the water there. The camera pans and zooms giving a visusal on the water conditions. Llink below.