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Archive Date: 31/08/2016

                                               
                            
 
 
 
 


Snowy Mountains Trout Festival – 2016

This years 43rd annual Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival will be run from Saturday the 29th of October to Friday the 4th of November 2016. The last weigh in time will be 6pm on Thursday evening. Remember all you have to do is enter this years event and attend the prize presentation to be in the draw for the Fantastic new Quintrex 390 Explorer 20hp Yamaha motor and trailer prize valued at over $10,000.00! This years competition is made possible with the continued support from Yamaha Motor Aust. who have supplied the fabulous 20hp motor in conjunction with Riverina Marine Centre Wagga Wagga, who have supplied the new Quintrex 390 Explorer boat and trailer. We thank Yamaha , Quintrex and Riverina Marine Centre Wagga Wagga for their generosity and hope that you will be able to support them in future.
You also have the chance of winning $1000 worth of quality tackle for each fishing category. Our ability to make these prizes available is due to the strong support from some of Australia’s leading tackle wholesalers, EJ Todd & Son, JM Gillies, Pure Fishing, Clarkson Imports, Dunphy Sports, & Saga Tackle. Combined with the strong support from local business’s helps make this a fishing event not to be missed. There will be daily “secret weight cash prizes” for brown trout and rainbow trout valued as much as $1000.00 each. We’re also maintaining the prize pool for the Clubs/Team Category at $1400.00 CASH !There will also be the prized Festival Beer Glasses for the largest rainbow and largest brown trout recorded at each weigh-in center.
The committee hopes that you will enjoy the fishing and sites which the beautiful Snowy Mountains area has to offer, and look forward to seeing you all again.

Start: 29th Oct 2016
End: 4th Nov 2016

 
 

                                                                        
                                           
                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  

          

 




PRESS RELEASE
 
Monaro Acclimatisation Society calls a meeting on le access to the Eucumbene River Brown Trout Spawning Run at Denison
 
On Wednesday 30 March 2016 the Monaro Acclimatisation Society Inc (MAS) hosted a meeting with anglers and representatives from Snowy Hydro, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Fisheries, NSW Maritime and the Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce to try and resolve the issue of continuing environmental degradation of the Eucumbene River banks at the Denison Campground near Providence Portal, NSW.
 
Steve Samuels, President of the MAS said his organisation had received many calls from anglers who were concerned that the unlimited vehicle access to the river during the annual brown trout spawning run posed a threat to the river and the spawning fish. He also said that other authorities such as Snowy Hydro and NSW Fisheries had received similar calls.
 
The brown trout spawning run in the Eucumbene River has gained significant popularity over the last few years. Last year vehicle counts indicated that up to 140 vehicles per day were accessing the river bank at Denison, crossing the river with drivers often cutting new tracks in an effort to reach more secluded water. Kosciuszko national park authorities were also concerned over the continued illegal vehicle access to the Park from the Denison access point.
 
Mr Samuels said that if something was not done now to limit the damage, he was fearful that authorities would take a hardline approach in the future that might make access to this fabulous fishing event even harder.
 
The meeting discussed all the issues and it was clear that all present wanted to see angler participation on the river continue, but the uncontrolled vehicle access could no longer be tolerated due to the damage being done.
 
The obvious thing to do Mr Samuels said was to develop a car park away from the river where anglers could park in safety. This would stop the damage being done, but would also allow anglers to access the river with relative ease. While it may be a bit of a walk, he said, that is better than losing this fishery either through the spawning run being “loved to death” or a harsher measure later on when things were much worse.
 
The meeting members identified that if vehicles were to be directed to a designated parking area it would have to be built above the high water mark of the lake so that it did not become a navigation hazard during higher lake levels.
 
Mr Samuels said that the meeting resolved to progress the issue. While it is not possible to do anything for this year’s run, he said, the intention was to have the matter resolved for the 2017 run.
 
Mr Samuels said that he hoped all anglers would recognize the need to protect the river because without it remaining in pristine condition it places the brown trout spawning run in jeopardy. While there may be a bit of a walk in the future, he said, the benefits to anglers and the fish will outweigh any inconvenience.

            
                   




Remember send your Photos to
info@alpineangler.com.au


HEADLINES 
Please be sure to
carry your PFD & fishing licences as NSW Maritimes are out. 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.

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 licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.                                           
              Winter Hours
                  Monday  - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
                  Friday     - 9.00am - 6.00pm
                  Saturday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
                  Sunday   - CLOSED
if you need anything you can call me on 0412915201. Michael




if you have any fishing Reports or pics you can send them to info@alpineangler.com.au 
if you have a phone send them to 0412915201

                      

                     25/08/2016


                    





EUCUMBENE


           

                                    44.0%

 

           
 
Rising                       

        

JINDABYNE


85.0%


 Falling

TANTANGARA

48.0%

 Falling


        
            



for information on water releases go to water.nsw.gov.au
  



 
LAKE EUCUMBENE FLY FISHING
Fly fishing has picked up in the last few weeks with some good results coming from Anglers Reach, Braemer Bay, Buckenderra and Seven gates.
After all the rain we have had things are Improving out wide and in close with rainbows and browns most fishers are using large wet flies out in the deeper waters and in close the nymphs seem to be doing the job on the browns out in the deeper waters big woolly buggers and fuzzy’s and yabbie flies are working well at a really slow retrieve.
If you are walking the edge look for the gully’s use a bead head flie let it drop retrieve slow the fish are there with all the rain there is plenty of food laying around.
Overall the fishing is picking up the lake is rising and the weather is looking good. Remember the better fishing days are the bad days so do not let the weather put you off.

LAKE JINDABYNE FLY FISHING
Jindabyne is fishing really well with good results coming from most parts of the lake, this is the time to start walking and looking for the big browns now they have finished spawning.
Best places are poo bay, waste point, hatchery bay, east jindy, kalkite,
Overall jindy is fishing well fish are in close and moving around looking for food unlike eucumbene fish jindy on a nice sunny day sun behind your back and keep moving look for them do not stand around waiting go to them!! 
 




 
 



EUCUMBENE LAKE TROLLING
Trolling has been good with some good browns and rainbows trolling around the deeper waters have been the pick for most boats with some really good browns taking the spotted dog Rapala lures. Tassie Devils have been working well close to the shore line this is where you will find the rainbows. There has not been any best areas on the lake it’s been fishing well all over the place in deep and shallow waters. Fishing early morning has been the best but with all this bad weather the fishing has been good all day and if the wind comes up try trolling into the wind with Tassies results have been good!!

TASSIE DEVILS 55, 36, 124, 125, 50

RAPALA SPOTTED DOG


Howdy Michael, Peter at Braemar with a fishing report for the week ending August 21st 2016.

Well once again the weather was all over the place with fine sunny conditions before 2 brutal fronts moved in late week bringing snow and strong winds once again.

Despite all the inclement conditions the fishing actually improved, the rough days being best with several decent Browns to 2.6kg being caught, the best results were had by Michael Ball from Sydney who made a flying visit to Braemar after spending time at Jindabyne for no result, Michael managed a magnificent Brown at 2593 gms and 2 others at 1407 gms and 1104 gms spinning off the bank in front of the Park.

The Fildes group from Victoria had a mixed few days fishing wise, they encountered quite a few small Rainbows that were readily taking bait, worms and powerbait, but generally results did not come their way, Oleg and Yuri braved the conditions for a few small Rainbows as well using the same bait combination, but the Ballard gang from Yass made several sorties into the night and managed a magnificent kilo Brown very late which was also caught on worms.

I managed to get out for 2 hours during the week and have to say that the Lake is looking good, the traditional bays and lay of the land is returning to something more familiar now and the fish are on the move searching amongst the trees and rock pools looking for food, I used a variety of Pegron lures and whilst I never caught any fish I had dozens of chases and the occasional nip at the lure, the fish are there but still a bit shy, it all suggests that the next few weeks will bring about some great bank fishing.

The trolling scene was a little slow as you can imagine with the strong winds preventing people from launching out, but Arthur and Dennis Simmons from Melbourne caught 14 fish trolling near Heron Island on one of the few calm days we had last week, best Tassie’s were # 106 #37 # 55 # 10 and number 50, none of these lures are similar in colour so it suggests the fish were readily taking what was near them, Arthur and Dennis released all of their catch which was a combination of Browns and Rainbows up to about 800 gms.

Pictured below is Michael Ball with his catch from Braemar in a 1 hour outing.




JINDABYNE TROLLING

Trolling is picking up at the lake with good results coming from waste point, Kalkite, East Jindy, Dam will and down passed the bowling club most trolling has been out around 30 meters from the shore line. Much the same as eucumbene trolling with Spotted dogs and tassies have been the pick early mornings and from 2pm till dark if you can handle the cold. From now on you should start seeing better results on the troll now the brown are back down from the spawn run.

 

 

 
EUCUMBENE BAIT FISHING

 

Most places around eucumbene are fishing well with worms and chunky cheese power bait we are starting to get more reports on rainbows and in great condition.

 

Best areas are Seven gates, frying pan, Rushes, Anglers Reach and some really good reports from Braemer Bay.







 

 

 
                                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 















 
 
 
 
                                                    



 
 


                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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