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Archive Date: 12/04/2005


Not a lot of change this week , with plenty of nice fish caught over the weekend. If your still after that elusive double figure brown - this could be the year. Remember to call in to the store for a cuppa on your way through and we'll update any further details on the day 

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Rivers:- The high country rivers have really fished well this season . The average size has also been great with plenty of nice browns to 2.5kg still being taken on dries. The cooler weather has thinned the hoppers out, although there have been fish taken on hopper imitations.  There have also been some hatches of baetis duns and a few caddis also. Patterns to have in your box at this time of the year include, blue wing olive, adams parachute, black ants, yellow stimulators , royal humpies , royal wulfs , elk hair caddis , red tags , adams , klinkhammers and a few nymphs.

Lake Eucumbene:- Saw a few beautiful browns turn up over the last few weeks , with 5 over the magic 4.5kg mark. The river mouth has produced some fish by anglers fishing with sinking lines and big streamers this week but has been patchy.  Make sure you have a wading staff of some kind if you head up there for an after dark session. There have been reports of a few rainbows from the Yens Bay and Middilingbank areas, mostly on mudeye and wooly bugger type patterns.

Jindabyne:- The mudeye fishing after dark has been quite good.Try fishing into the night around area's with web beds. An ant fall recently, saw some anglers having to make some quick tackle and tactic changes on the lake. There have been a few fish after dark around the Sids Bay, Kalkite area.

Creel Bay road will be closed for roadworks until Monday the 18th of April.



Eucumbene:-  There have been some excellent reports this week. Good numbers of fish have been caught on tassie and cobra style lures fished on 3 colours of leadcore. Best colours have been Y82, S12, and 50, with colour 63 in the Dual depth version producing some nice fish.Sting lures in colors 54 and 53 have been consistent fish takers also. RMG Scorpions are still taking some nice fish early and late in the day. Troll these on flatlines in close.

Vikings Fishing Club members Rod Woodward, Phil Skinner, Barry Johnson, and Col McPherson, fishing on the boats Woody 2 and Old Salt, accounted for 27 Rainbows and 3 Browns trolling the Adaminaby Bay area. Y82 Tassies in Std and Dual Depth produced the goods.

Neil, John, and Luke Doherty along with Maurie Christie caught 45 fish in five days trolling the Buckenderra area The 'Alpine Special' Cobra was the pick of the colours.

Matt from the Canberra Fishermans Club fished Rebel Crawfish for 4 nice fish at Anglers Reach.

Les form Yass and Bruce from Binalong, caught 9 fish at Buckenderra on flatlined Tassie Devil #89.


 Jindabyne:-  Trolling reports have been a little scarce from Jinde this week. Those that did catch fish were in the Kalkite and Waste Point area. Small gold coloured minnows in RMG Scorpions and Baby Merlins were the main fish catchers.


Mudeyes have been taking a few fish this week and when available are well worth a swim. The majority of better reports have been on Bardi Grubs and the ever reliable Power Bait. The best rig for this is using scrubbies with 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. Best colours in the Power bait have been Orange, Sherbet, Lime twist , lemon 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, Frying pan, Seven 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, Hayshed bay and Kalkite.

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

Lake Levels

Eucumbene 57 % Falling

Jindabyne 59 % and Falling

Tantangarra 7 % and Stable

Regards  Tom

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