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Archive Date: 27/09/2016


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





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.


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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:
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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.                                           
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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.

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!! 

Well Jindy is fishing well there’s plenty of browns and rainbows to be caught reports are coming in that the fish have been caught all over the lake from top to bottom best times have been early mornings and late afternoons
Best Lures, Rapala Spotted Dogs, Tassie devils and King Cobra Yellow Wing
King Cobra, Y47, Y45, 1, Y52, Y65, SPOTTED DOG B
Tassie Devil, 4, Y94, Y48, 125, 124, 103


Again thing are looking good rainbows and browns are going well so both lakes are worth looking at, With the lures much the same as Jindabyne but you must try the new King Cobras not bad!!
Spotted Dog Rapala’s are going well as always.
Overall the trolling is going well the weather is great the fishing is great but the reports have been better when the weather is not so good as always.

Peter from Braemar here with a fishing report for the week ending September 18th 2016.
Some great results were reported across the Park and district over the past week or so, there were also some fishless outings for a few anglers, particularly over the past weekend which was very disappointing indeed.
Early week saw many fish being caught and reported, once again Ben Tickle did well in the fly department landing another 2 kilo Brown on one of his self tied matuka on a cloudy calm early afternoon sortie, Michael Wilson also had a good session using midge pupae landing 4 nice rainbows in about an hour before the rain hit on Wednesday, that was pretty much the end of the fly fishing for the week.
The trolling brigade struggled badly all week, it did just not happen in our part of the Lake and in any of the trusted areas close by, Jim and Philip Evans from Ballarat trolled for 3 days with only one fish encountered which got off at the boat, the Whales party also struggled for results trolling and resorted to bait fishing at the weekend for mixed success.
Peter Lalor and Gavin Cox from Coolamon way also had a horror stretch trolling, only landing one fish for their 3 day trolling efforts, whilst Arthur Harrison and Vernon Lewis went against the trend and managed 6 Rainbows and 3 Browns up to 1200 gms trolling around the front of Coppermine and Collingwood Bays in heavy rain, their best lures were Tassie’s # 129 # 111 # 50 and # 44, also some encouraging results trolling came from the Granger party who managed 6 Rainbows on a rainy cool morning near the Dam wall up to 900 gms, all 6 fish came from different lures so it seems trial and error has some merits.
The Torpy party had a very lousy trip this year with all 7 anglers drawing a blank on their 2 day stay, the weather was very ordinary but their efforts trolling, bait fishing and lure casting failed to attract any fish at all which was very disappointing indeed, the Whales party started off slowly but eventually had results bait fishing with Gary landing 3 nice fish with one Brown going 1730 gms, the local brigade led by Daryl Suckley enjoyed mixed success over the whole week, Daryl did manage a nice Brown of 1209 gms on worms while Vic Lomas and Max Gengalacki have yet to bother the scorer.
Reports suggest that the fish are still lurking close to the banks so it seems that persistent and a run of fine calmer weather may bring them on a bit, but you just never know at Eucumbene lure casting will definitely be worth a try for a while yet and the bait fishing particularly with worms will really fire up soon.

Pictured below are Daryl Suckley with his 1209 gms Brown.

Gary Whales with his 1730 gms Brown and a 758 gms Brown.

Simon Kars with is 2219 gms Brown and his brother Luke with a family best Brown of 2292 gms.

Ina and Sergey with another 2 kg Brown.


Thing are going really well after all that rain the lakes are rising and the fish are active best bait at the moment are worms and power bait.
Over at jindabyne most areas are fishing well both browns and rainbows are going well on both worms and power bait.
Best areas are Waste point, kalkite, East Jindy, Poo bay and all over the western side of jindy.

Eucumbene thing are getting better and better worms seem to be the bait at the moment with plenty of rainbows and browns coming in.
Power bait is working ok but the worms are kicking ???.
Best areas are Seven gates, Anglers Reach, Braemer Bay and Yens Bay

Remember the season is about to start and the weather is warming up if you are going to camp around the lakes we need your help lets keep the lake free from rubbish this year if you see anyone doing the wrong thing and leaving rubbish behind “ DOB THE TOSSERS IN “ Let's fix this problem before we lose it. 




















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