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Archive Date: 02/08/2005


Where have all the Fisho' gone ? Not a lot to report again 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.We also had our first good reports back from the fly anglers out polaroiding over the last week -bring on the next big high presure system. 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:- Had our first good reports back in on the polaroiding, with quite a few fish being found around the margins.The majority of the browns should now have dropped back to the lake, so we can count on some great polaroiding over the next two months.Just keep an eye on the weather map for those big high presure systems. Most areas in the lake will produce fish , with a boat providing better access to the lesser fished shore lines. Best flies for polaroiding include :-woolly bugger's, and fuzzy wuzzy's, Horror's,sand cases caddis,black and peacocks, midges etc

Colin Myles from Canberra said he saw quite a few good fish around Jindy on Saturday - getting this nice fat brown to eat a yabby pattern.


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.
* Hi Scott :Paul, Grahame Brett and I called in on our way to Adaminaby last Thursday to pick up some bits n pieces.  We were to drop in on the way back yesterday but as Paul had to catch a flight back to Brisbane and Grahame to Adelaide, time was against us.  We did OK trolling around Adaminaby 2 to 3 colours of lead core with tassies 55 and 36 doing well and the rebel crickethopper.  Got a few fish - brought home 7, the best just under 2ks cleaned caught by yrs truely
Cheers  Tone
*Scott from Canberra trolled out form Old Adaminaby with both lead lines and flatlines with Alpine Cobra's in the "Pink Bit's" pattern and RMG Scopions for 5 rainbows averaging .800 gms and 3 browns to 1.5kgs.Also dropped a whopper at the boat trying to net it
*Geoff & Andrew from Canberra fished out from Buckenderra with both flatlines and lead lines and Rapala minnows for 11 rainbows averaging .800gms, commenting on the great condition of the fish.  
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.
Darren Peak from Sydney came up for some snow boarding - but ended up do more fishing  - pictured above with a thumping brook trout taken spinning on a minnow pattern lure.
Darren again with a nice rainbow & brown taken spinning at dusk - like I always said "If you have time to be snow boarding - you should have been fishing "
*Hi Guys -I was looking at your Fishing report for Jindabyne and went up for a Day and came home with this big Atlantic Salmon.Cheers Michael


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.

#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 46 % Fell

Jindabyne 53% and Rose

Tantangarra  11% and Rose

Regards  Scotto

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