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Archive Date: 04/07/2005


Sorry about missing last weeks report - just been hectic with end of year stock take etc.Last weekend saw some really nice fish come in on both bait and trolling , with rainbows to 2kgs ! The winter fishing really is great , just pick the weather and get out on the lakes. 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 !

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. Most areas in the lake are producing fish , a boat will providing better access to the lesser fished shore lines. 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 over the next few months.


Eucumbene:- The trolling really has been great this season with some thumping rainbows now showing up on Eucumbene. 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.

*The Vikings fishing club had an outing up at Anglers Reach, with 23 anglers weighing in 79 fish.All fish where caught trolling with both leadlines and flatlines and yellwo wing cobras.Ben Hasling Jnr recorded the best rainbow at .846 gms, and Barry Echo with a lovely brown of 1.76 gms cleaned.

*Mal Ross from Ulladulla trolled Eucumbene with flatlines and attack minnows for 9 rainbows to 1.2kg .


*Dear Scott and Team
Well another weekend over. I fished the Buckederra Arm towards Middlingbank on Saturday and Sunday for 7 rainbows to 800gms. Caught on the number 36 and Alpine Attractor. Lost a  few fish as well. The weather was absolutely perfect and hardly any one out. I caught up to a couple of young fellows at the ramp and this is what they caught. The photo of the bigger fish ( above ) is of John and Jack Furlan of Burra. Jack is the 5 year old. He actually hooked the fish but dad had to land it. It weighed 1.8kg. He caught it on a (Killer Tomato) plastic 50cm. The other Photo ( below ) is of Patrick Beer of Queanbeyan who also fished with his dad and caught these couple of rainbows on Saturday using a tassie number 7. I was putting my boat back on the trailer on Sunday and caught up to these guys again and had another nice rainbow of 1.5kg caught on my old favourite the black Smilin Jack crickhopper on the mud flats. I cut open the gut and as usual it was full of fresh yabbies (still alive). Anyhow must do some work, will catch up to you next week.
Regards Alan
Patrick Beer with some nice Eucumbene rainbows

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 the 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.Gaden trout hatchery have released a heap of ex-brood stock Atlantic Salmon a few weeks back - so we can expect to see some more BIG salmon show up over teh next few months.

David Baker ( above ) holding a nice salmon which his wife Paola caught in Jindabyne trolling with a "pink wings" Alpine Cobra.

Gary & John form Yass trolled Jindy with flatlines & Tassies in Col 19 , 36 for one good 2.5kg brown ( above ) and 5 rainbows to 1.2kgs.


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. 

*Hi guys - My daughter Talia and I went for a fish Sunday morning and picked up two nice fish on Powerbait ( above ) See you next trip - Tone

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 45 % Falling

Jindabyne 50% and Falling

Tantangarra 7 % and Stable

Regards  Scotto

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