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Archive Date: 21/09/2004

Well what a great weekend - with more good reports than I've just about got room for this week.There where quite a few clubs/groups up last weekend with some great reports from most.Only two more weeks and we'll be able to fish the rivers as well - with plenty of late run rainbows in both the Eucumbene and Thredbo rivers at present. The weather is looking a lot more stable again this weekend - so let us know how you go on your way home, we'll even take a shot of your catch for the next report.For more details on the day, call into the store on your way through and we'll update things over a cuppa

NSW Fishing Licences:Due to the amount of work involved with licence returns we are now ONLY offering fishing licences On-Line Via the NSW Fisheries web site with the use of CREDIT CARD ONLY :-

Please allow a little time for us to process these if you intend to renew your licence over the longweekend period as we may be busy.


Brian Julian with a lovely 1.67 kg brown caught on a Horror out at Middlingbank

Rivers - ONLY 2 weeks to go   All general trout streams are now closed to all fishing until Saturday the 2nd of October 2004 ( Start of the October longweekend).However our lakes are open all year round with some of most consistent conventional fishing on Lake Eucumbene and Lake Jindabyne occuring over winter.

Eucumbene: There's still some really nice browns & rainbows being caught down around Buckenderra,Middlingbank and Yens bay. Fishing an intermediate line with streamers would get reults like woolly buggers and fuzzies etc. The Eucumbene dam wall is also a reliable area over the last month, and well worth a look on a bright day. All in all the flyfishing should start to really improve as things warm up.

Jindabyne: Had some quite good reports back in from those who have been out polaroiding over the last few weeks, seeing as many as 20+ fish a session.Seeing them and catching them can be another story as any one who has had a go at polaroiding will tell you. We've had our local guide Paul Bourne tie us up some nice sand cased caddis flies - which have worked well this season - give one a try next trip.Other patterns worth a try include Midge pupa's, black & peacocks, wooly buggers and Horrors etc. Remember stay back from the edges and walk slowly.


The reports just keep getting better - with some great ones in over the weekend.For a change I'll post a few as they came in with photo's this week.

Hi Scott & Crew,
Scott here are the statistic from our weekend at Kalkite... + Photo's
CFC = 16 anglers

14 Browns - Largest 2.2kg
20 Rainbows - Largest 1.36kg
5 Atlantic Salmon - Largest 800g - 4 were Catch & Release
1 Brook Trout - Catch & Released

Most on lures trolling or casting from boat (tassies, squidgies, small minnows).
Chris De La Rue (President)
Canberra Fisherman's Club Inc. Australia
Howdy Guys,
Thought I would send you some shots of the fish Bill and myself caught from Eucumbene over the week (dropped in and told you yesterday, 28 fish). 
Matt Taylor
Amanda with her 2.1kg rainbow from Kalkite 
Gday Boys,Thought you might like these photos of my recent day (Sunday 19th Sept) trolling at Buckenderra, Ended up landing 5 fish over a seven hour session using your own Alpine Angler cobras in the bronze colour and also the brown trout colour Halco RMG diver, 3 x browns & 2 x rainbows, all good fish with the biggest weighing 2.7kg. All browns were full of yabbies and in pristene condition, please find the following photos taken on the day. One special photo was my 4 yr old daughter trying to lift the biggest of the browns.
Jason Harlock
Canberra ACT 
Colin Myles and Bill Huber trolled out form Buckenderra with Stump Jumpers,Merlins and our own Alpine Cobras in the black hole and Tassies in Col S12 and 89 for 20 fish averaging 1kg - with the best brown going 1.5kgs.
Rodney and Phil from the Vickings fishing club did well out form Old Adaminaby with 5 Browns and 2 rainbows to 2kgs using "Sting" cobras in Col 54 & 53.Dave and Ted also from the Vikings caught 3 Browns and 6 rainbows averaging 1kg with their best brown going 2.3kgs using Stings in Col 53 and Duel depht Tassies in Col S12.Barry and Rod Woodwood also did well on the Stings in Col 53 for 3 Browns and 2 rainbows to 2kgs.

Matt Taylor and Bill Karayannis from Sydney fished out from Breamar around Tolbar , flatline trolling with Rebel crawdads & Rapala minnows for 28 fish to 1.6kgs.Generally the best colours in the Tassie's have been Col S12,Y82,YFR ,89 & 55.Our own Alpine Cobras have also developed quite a following with the Alpine Attractor, Pink wings, black hole and midnight special all fishing well of late. Minnows are also always worth having in your spread with RMG Scorpions, baby merlins, Attacks and Rapala's all worth a swim. Best colours are rainbow and browns trout patterns, tigers and pink/violets. The rebel crick hoppers also continue to fish well with the black one being the pick along with the Smilin jack version in black/gold. Running 3 colours of leadline can also help pull a few fish through out the day, getting your lures down around the 3 metre mark.We've also added Stump Jumpers to our range this season with quite a few good reports coming in from those who troll with them on the trout.We also have some great new "Frenzy" lures in a range of great colours at ONLY $6.95 each - chech them out next trip !

NEW Duel Depth Tassie Colours:-We have just recieved the new "Yellow Wing" Duel depht Tasmanian devil range - Including the popular S12 sparkler.These are sure to become favourites in a few tackle boxes - Give some a run next trip.

NEW Sting Cobra Colours :- We also added another 6 new colours to our popular "Sting" cobra range with a total of 16 unique colours now in stock.

Jindabyne: Didn't get any reports from Jindabyne this week.Generally the best areas have been around the Islands in front of the main township, Rushes/Sid's bay at East Jindabyne, Creel bay and around Waste point and the Western side up around Kalkite.We should also start to see some of the BIG salmon turning up from now on in as they've got to be getting pretty hungry by now ! 


The baitfishing has been fantastic this winter with some real quality in the fish being caught as well.The best reports have been from anglers fishing with bardie grubs, using a Power bait dropper (pictured below). This rig has really proven itself over the last few seasons; with both options you really have it covered. Power bait naturally floats, so the distance you make your dropper is the distance you can expect your Power bait to be above the bottom. This means that fish will find your bait a lot quicker even if you have cast into weeds. If they don't eat the Power bait they have found your main bait a lot quicker. Scrub worms can also be fished instead of the Bardie grub, being a cheaper alternative. Best colours in the Power bait have been Orange, Sherbet, Lime twist and rainbow. The hook is important when fishing with Power bait and we get a special "single egg" pattern in from Gamakatsu just for the job - which has a short shank and ultra wide gape. Feel free to ask us to go over the rig next time your in if still unsure.

Powerbait dropper-rig


Best areas' on Eucumbene include: Middling bank, Rushes bay at Frying pan, 7 gates, yens bay, Breamar bay and along the dam wall.

Best area's on Jindabyne include: The clay pits in front of town, Hatchery bay, creel bay and Kalkite.

Jindabyne Dam Wall project Up-dates :- For detailed information regarding the work being caried out on the Lake Jindabyne Dam wall, including road delays etc go to :-

Lake Levels

Eucumbene 54 % and Rising

Jindabyne 52 % and Rising

Tantangarra 16 % Rising fast !

That's all till next week!

Regards Scotto

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