Season Greetings to all and the New year is looking great for the Ecumbene angler. So far over the last week we have had several reports on Eucumbene with some trophy fish been taken over the last few days regardless of the weather.The fish are in great condition as the lake is full of food with the rising water flooding the banks and the fish are loving it.
Please be sure to carry your PFD & fishing licences as NSW Maritime are out at Christmas time. Nsw fisheries inspectors are working the Snowy Mountains area during the peak holiday season. So remember if you do not have a current fishing licence and on your person you will be fined. So for the sake of 5 minutes do yourself a favour.
Maritime services are on the lakes, So make sure you water craft are up to par with current safety standards, if you are not sure contact Ph 13 12 56 or website: www.maritime.nsw.gov.au
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.
Note: We do not have hand written licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can only do them online with your MasterCard or Visa in the shop.
Rivers:- Are now open.
Store Trading Hours
Mon-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 5.30pm
Sunday 8am -4:30pm
The area is fishing well even with the amount of rain we have had over the last week. Some persistence maybe required at this time of the year with so many anglers on the rivers, so best to be off at dawn to get the good spots and the larger fish. We have no pictures sent through at this time but anglers have reported good size fish taken on B/H Nymphs in Tom Jones, B/H Copper Johns. When the conditions are right and you are able to be on the river during a hatch they have been taking Irritable white Adams, Kosciusko Duns.
Lure fishermen are doing well regardless of conditions, the fish have been in good health and size. The lures that are working well in the rivers are the Celta Size 1,2,3 in Trout colours and the tradational Green & Black, Red & Black, and Raphala flaoting F-3 in all colours.
Lake Jindabyne fly:
Still no current Jindy fly reports.The lake has been fishing well when you can pick the days with good weather. But no reports have come in over the last weeks.
Best flies at present are Mrs Simpson brown ,Mrs Simpson olive. Woolly buggers Olive & Black, B/H Nymphs black, Fuzzy Wuzzys, Williams Goldfish.
Best areas are Poo Bay, Dam Wall, Snowline Park, Hatchery Bay, East Jindabyne, Kalkite.
"The most productive area is still the Snowline Park"
Lake Eucumbene fly
Flies that are performing well are Mrs Simpson Brown, Mrs Simpson Olive, Woolly Bugger in Black and Olive. Bead head Nymphs in Black and Olive.Hammils Killer, Craig's Night Time.
Still no current reports.
Trolling and Spinning
Two keen anglers Sammy Heikueinen & Mathew Webster spent a session at Seven Gates and the first cast at 12.30 am paid off for Sammy when he landed a 61cm 3.9 Kg or 8.6 lbs on the old scale. Needless to say Sammy was as giddy as a school boy when talking about fight the his monster brown put up.Sammy was using Fluro Red Power Bait nuggets on a running sinker set up with a scrubworm chaser.The brown made the other 5 fish landed look small and has kept the boys keen on seven gates being such a great spot.
Here is Sammy & Mathew with the monster brown.
Current Tassie s colours are Y48, PP, 36, Y36,Y62 81, Y82, 88, Y05, 48 ,YFR
The Snowy Mountains minnows, Pm7, Pm8. Rapalas in floating and broken back are doing well in the following series,F7,F5, F9 in Rainbow trout, Brown trout.
Best areas to fish around the dam wall, Poo bay down below the Jindabyne club, snowline caravan Park. things have been a little slow so your lure selection is important. Blade lures and stiffy lures would do well on the big browns as will the rainbow Squidgies lures, Gulp PUmkin seed, Gulp Ranibow minnow Rapala X-Raps and Jointed minnows are working as well.
The father son duo of Mathew & Daniel Conway came all the way from WA to fish Buckenderra and it paid off for Daniel.Here he is with his first Rainbow Trout. They landed five fish for the afternoon and are back out on the water seeking more trout for the scrapbook.
On a family day out Olivia Heise from Cooma had a great session with power bait rainbow candy and a scrubworm. Olivia caught 5 fish for the day with 1.3 Kg Rainbow being her best fish.
Sorry no pictures.
jordan williams from cooma with his first rainbow fishing with his dad well done buddy
We have our new range of Sage Ones in stock from 3WT through to 7WT and they keep moving out the door so be quick. So if you are in the area come with your own reel and have a cast with one of our staff members out on the pad.