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Archive Date: 27/06/2005


What a great weekend for our closing ,with just enough rain on Friday night to get the fish going in the rivers.The general fishing on the lakes was also fantastic with stax of fish caught both trolling and baitfishing. More and more anglers are now realising that we get some of our best baitfishing and trolling over our winter months, so just keep an eye on that weather map and pack the woolies Wink [;)] Remember to call in to the store for a cuppa infront of the fire on your way through or home and we'll update any further details on the day 

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 PAYMENT ONLY !

You can actually buy one now yourself @

#Please allow a little time for us to process these as we may be busy. 


Rivers:- Are all now closed till Saturday the 1st of October !

Chris Buxton from Canberra with a lovely 3.5 kg brown caught flyfishing in the Eucumbene on Sunday morning.Chris commented there where plenty of fish in the river, and did well on both glo bugs and nymphs.

Myself and four friends fished Eucumbene over the June long weekend. We
stayed up at Providence Portal.There were plenty of fish to be sighted in the river over the couple of days that we were there. The spawning season is off to a good start.Look forward to fishing the rainbows when the season opens again in October.

Tight lines everyone Nick.

Lake Eucumbene:- There have been a few fish sneaking around the Eucumbene river mouth up at Providence ,and this bit of rain should only help.Just remember you have to be outside of any visible flowing water during the closed season on the rivers.Basically so long as your well below the first set of rapids flowing above the lake you can continue to fish right through winter. There will still be some nice browns about for the next month or so , before the rainbows run from August onwards.Intermediate lines and large streamers are the way to go - just pack the woolies.There have been some nice rainbows down around the Buckenderra / Middling bank Frying pan area with fish to 2kgs being taken.Patterns worth having in your box include Wooly buggers, Fuzzy wuzzies, Craig's night times, Tiahapy ticklers and lumo baby dolls.Remember to up your tippet after dark to atleast 8lb as there's always a chance of a BIG one at this time of year.

Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has fished well over the last few weeks, with good weed beds in many areas there are plenty of fish moving around in close after dark. The Sale flyfishing club had a great week with their members landing enough fish to keep every one happy.The boys commented that the condition of the fish was also excellent. Most areas in the lake are producing fish. Best flies have been muddler's, woolly bugger's, Lumo baby doll's, and fuzzy wuzzy's. We'll also see some great polaroiding this winter once the browns get back with the lower lake levels - bring on July.


Eucumbene:- The trolling really has been great over the last month, with some great reports back on over the long weekend.Both leadline and flatlines have been producing fish with the cooler surface temperatures.The best fishing has been down the bottom of the lake well away from the main river in-flows, although that may now change with some rain. The rainbows are in peak condition and averaging around the 1kg mark, feeding heavily on daphnia in the open water. Consistent lures include Tasmanian Devils in Cols 55, 72, Y82 & Y62. Our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine Attractor, Black hole and Alpine Special patterns, Rebel crickhoppers and crawfish,Rapala Jointed shad raps, ultra deep Merlins , Stump Jumpers and RMG Scorpions & Poltergeist.

Amy from Canberra trolled out form Breamar bay with her father for 5 rainbows and 2 good browns - with the best lures being our own Alpine Attractor & RMG scorpions.

Allan,Ben & Kelly ( pictured above) trolled out from Buckenderra for 9 rainbows and 3 browns to 1.8kgs.Running both leadlines and flat lines with our own Alpine Atractor and Tassies in Col 36.

Tim White & Kevin Clark from Sydney trolled out from Providence with Deception minnows and softplastic wrigglers for 3 browns and 2 rainbows to 1.7kgs.

Jason,Paul & Tim from Canberra fished out from 7 gates trolling our Alpine Attractor for 5 good rainbows, with Tim landing a thumping 2kg rainbow pictured above. 

*Ray & Tracey Blundell also trolled out form 7 gates with fenders and Crickhoppers for 24 fish - 21 rainbows and 3 browns to 1.5kgs.Commenting the fishing was as good as you'll see it !

Mark,Ken & Geoff from Canberra trolled out from Buckenderra with both leadlines and flatlines and our Alpine Atractors and Tassies in Col 72 for 15 rainbows to 1.2kgs.

Jindabyne:- Had some excellent reports back in over the weekend.Best reports have been down around the islands in front of the main township,East Jindabyne and along teh Western side of Kalkite.Both flatlines and up to 3 colours of lead line are worth running with the same lure patterns as mentioned above.

Paul & Brett ( pictured above) from Canberra trolled out from Kalkite with 3 cols of leadline and Tassies in Col 51 for 2 rainbows and 1 salmon.

*Chris H , Chris B and Ned trolled Jindy with flatlines and a range of minnows in mostly gold finshes for 60 odd fish over the 4 days , with the best brown going 2.5kgs and the best rainbow at 1.5kgs. 


Some excellent reports from Lakes Eucumbene and Jindabyne over the long weekend. Power bait in orange, rainbow and lemon twist were the main fish takers.The best rig through winter is combining scrub worms 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. 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.

#Please note that we haven't been able to secure any more bardie grubs and will let you know once we can find a supplier. 

Matt,Sarah & Clare from Queanbeyan baitfished Jindy with Lime Twist Powerbait, for 3 nice rainbows and a thumping 3kgs salmon ! Mum Joe wouldn't get in the photo  

*Joe & Luke from Canberra fished Anglers Reach woth rainbow Powerbait for 10 nice rainbows averaging .800-1kg.

Powerbait Dropper Rig


Best areas on Eucumbene include: Middling bank, Frying pan, Seven Gates, Yens bay, Breamar bay ,Providence around the Eucumbene River Mouth and along the dam wall at Eucumbene Cove.

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 47 % Falling

Jindabyne 52% and Falling

Tantangarra 7 % and Stable

Regards  Scotto

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