COBBITTY AIDS LEUKAEMIA FUND
CALF 24th Annual Fishing Competition: Buckenderra Holiday Village – Lake Eucumbene 16th – 18th Oct.
Cobbitty Aids Leukaemia Fund’s 24th Annual trout fishing competition was held from 16th to 18th October
at Buckenderra, Lake Eucumbene. The event was held over three days from Friday to Sunday, with the
dinner and auction held on the Saturday night. 101 people entered the competition with several there for
the social aspect rather than serious fishing,
The fishing report on arrival at Buckenderra was mixed following the recent unstable weather and as
usual our anglers had mixed results. The numbers of fish caught was up on last year with more rainbows
being caught again this year showing a slow recovery in rainbow trout numbers over the last few years.
66 anglers weighed in fish with 126 rainbow trout and 76 brown trout caught averaging 736 grams clean
weight. The quality of the fish was good.
The largest Rainbow Trout caught was 1026 grams cleaned caught by Andrew Ventner.
Largest Brown trout weighed 2197 grams cleaned and was caught by Bert Scholte. This was the only
fish over 2 kg weighed in though of course there were many stories of bigger fish that got away.
The winner is judged on the best five fish for each angler, with 10 fish allowed to be weighed in over the
three days per angler. This year’s competition winner was Daniel Webber with five fish weighed in for a
total of 5497 grams. This was Daniel’s third time at the comp and his second champion result so a great
effort by Daniel who was fishing with his Dad this year.
The junior section was hotly contested with sixteen entrants and the winner was William Gerstner with
five fish weighed in at 3327 grams, William is the third generation of his family to fish in the competition.
The weather was very warm over the weekend with some strong winds at times. 156 fish were caught by
trolling with a wide range of lures working and the bait fisherman had less luck but did pick up some
bigger browns on scrub worms.
This year’s event raised over $11000 for R.P.A Haematology Unit, Sydney for research and patient care.
boating industry is overwhelming.
The event is held every October at Buckenderra Holiday Village whose generous support and wonderful
hospitality is greatly appreciated by the organizers and competitors. The generosity from the fishing and
Peter from Braemar here with an updated fishing report for the period up until October 29th, generally the fishing has been a bit of a struggle this past few days, having said that, the quality of the fish being landed is superb with both Browns and Rainbows in very good condition.
The trolling has been very inconsistent since the cold snap early in the week, darker colours seem to be best, Disco Dancer #28 being the pick along with some results on the Lovettia # 103 and #112 frog, in fact most frog patterns caught fish during the week but not in the volumes over previous weeks.
Geoff Davis had a very good day out on Thursday getting 4 beautiful rainbows trolling around Heron Island, the best being close to 1.5kgs and Michael and his offsider from Canberra also had a good one hour session landing a nice Brown around the 2kg mark on a soft plastic cast from the boat back towards shore, a method that can be very successful in heavily timbered areas.
The Fly fishing just has not happened this week, Vinnie Ford fished long hours for his 3 fish using nymphs and “exciters”, the best fish being about 900 gms, the fish are still visible from the banks but appear rather spooky all of a sudden, the bait fishing has also dropped off, worms still being the preferred method.
Perseverance is going to be the order for the next few days, inclement weather may stir things up but as we all know, anything can happen.
Pictured, Debbie Arnold with her catch from last weekend, well done Debbie leading the way for the female brigade and Michael with his nice Brown caught flicking soft plastics from the boat.
EUCUMBENE RIVER FLY
Most parts off the river is fishing well up around Kiandra and Sawyers have been the places to go with good reports off rainbows and brown taking nymphs under a dry fly. Up higher in Kiandra thing are picking up with dry fly fishing late in the afternoons but though the day nymphs are the pick off all flies. Don’t forget about all the other rivers up that way get out and explore most rivers are fishing well. Overall the river fishing is good. Remember the trout festival is on this weekend for one week so if you are looking for some peace and quiet stick to the rivers!!
JINABYNE RIVER FLY,
Reports coming from Jindabyne have been great with most rivers are fishing well Thredbo, Moonbah up high and down low, Pinch river, Little Thredbo, Up above Island bend, Best have been nymphs under a dry fly best times have been from 12 noon till dark. So if you are heading up that way get out and about all rivers are fishing well.
LAKE JINABYNE FLY,
Fishing around the lake has been good with good reports coming in from most areas on the lake. With the weather warming up fishing has Improved with the rainbows and browns.
In the last month fishing has been at it’s best with good reports off all fish browns, rainbows, brooks, salmon. Most fishers have been using woolly buggers and Nymphs with good results.
Fishing over on the western side off the lake has been the best area to go with plenty off food washing into the lake and the fish are coming in a lot closer so don’t go looking for them get the flies out and start bring them back in slowly if you're using bead heads let them drop the retrieve.
LAKE EUCUMBENE FLY
Fishing has been great in all areas over the lake in the past three weeks with the rainbows on the come back and the browns still in good condition. This would be the best start to the season for sometime now and it’s only going to get better as it warms up. Over at frying pan the rainbows have been in full swing most fishers have been using olive bead head nymphs and woolly buggers. around at buckenderra woolly buggers have been working along with Mrs Simpsons, woolly worms, Again if using nymphs let them sink then retrieve most fish have been taking them on the drop and most off them have been rainbows.
Best areas are frying pan, Rushes, Middling bank, buckenderra, Up the top end off the lake much the same Anglers Reach, Providence, Old Adaminaby have been getting good rainbows and browns.
Yes all is looking good and it’s only going to get better bring it on!!
EUCUMBENE LAKE TROLLING JUST GETS BETTER
Eucumbene has been fishing well with good results coming from most parts off the lake rainbows, browns all in good condition
BUCKENDERRA, Tassie Devils 48,118,124,112, Yellow Wings, Strike pro blades
SEVEN GATES, Tassie Devils 48, 125,112 , Strike pro blades, Crick hoppers
BRAEMER BAY, Tassie Devils 4,123,125,48 Yellow Wings
PROVIDENCE, Tassie Devils 4,26,117,118 Yellow Wings
ANGLERS REACH Tassie Devils ,4,112,48,26 Yellow Wings
LAKE JINDABYNE TROLLING
Trolling around Jindabyne has been good with most reports coming from the top end off the lake with the browns and rainbow. Most tassie devils have been doing well along with the strike pro blades and Rapalas
up around Kalkite the brookies and rainbows have been on the bite and as you go down towards jindy the brown start taking over most over the 4lb mark. Overall the trolling is going well and thing will only get better as the weather warms up. To me jindabyne is the place to be at the moment and I’m sure once the mudeye’s start the trolling will only get better.
Tassie Devils 118,117,125,26,4, Crick hoppers,
LAKE EUCUMBENE BAIT FISHING
Bait fishing is getting better as each week goes by with some really good results coming from top to bottom.
Buckenderra has been good on the worms and power bait but the worms are the pick off the baits.
Frying Pan is doing well on the worms and seven gates is going well on the power bait and worms.
Up at the Dam wall and Braemer bay the fishing is at it’s best with good reports off rainbows on the worms all rainbows over the 40cm mark.
Best Bait, Worms and mudeye’s
Buckenderra is fishing at it's best again with mudeye’s and worms doing the job
LAKE JINDABYNE BAIT FISHING, MUDEYE'S AND WORMS , WORMS , WORMS