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Archive Date: 25/07/2005


Not a lot to report this week , although those that did venture out on the lakes did well.Both lakes Eucumbene and Jindabyne have been fishing well at present with some really nice fish coming in over the last few weeks ( check out our report archives ). 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.Just remember you have to be out side 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 been fishing well, 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 HOT on Eucumbene over the last few weeks with some thumping rainbows coming in. 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.
*Nick and family from Sydney stayed at Buckenderra for 4 days, trolled morning and afternoon towing pink tassie devils. Went home with 29 fish. A day visitor fished off the boat ranp picking up 3 nice rainbow trout up to 1kg. One of our regulars picked up a 2.3kg brown on scrub worm on Saturday night.
Jindabyne:- 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 the next few months.

*Chris,Ned & Chris from Canberra trolled Jindy with both flatlines and lead lines using Tassies for 34 fish , mostly rainbows to 1.5 kgs, with a couple of browns to 2kgs.

*Ben & Steve from the Canberra fishermans club also trolled Kalkite on Jindy with flatlines and Alpine Cobra's in the 'black hole" & "Alpine Special" for 4 rainbows to 1.3kgs and 3 browns to 2kgs.

*Nigel Webster came up and experimented with rattling spots around the timber on Jindy for 3 nice browns and a salmon.Nigel has been working on this technique over the last few months with encouraging results - well worth a go if you looking for something different - Keep an eye out for the full article in a future issue of Freshwater Fishing

Nigel with a nice brown from up around waste point that fell to a rattler.

Stephanie Webster with another nice brown taken on a rattler in the main basin of Jindy.


The best rig through winter is combining scrub worms with a Power bait dropper (pictured below).Power bait in orange, rainbow and lemon twist have been the main fish takers.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.

*Peter Brasser from Farrer in the Act cracked the double figure brown with a lovely fish ging 4.8kgs - caught on a bardie grub up at Anglers Reach on Sunday morning.Peter is having the fish mounted by "Skins Alive".

#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. 

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 % Rose

Jindabyne 53% and Rose

Tantangarra  10% and Rose

Regards  Scotto

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