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Archive Date: 08/08/2006

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Not a lot of change again this week, although we did get some good reports back in from those who got out on the water.The recent rain has brought the main rivers up so we should see the bulk of the browns drop back into the lakes - so it will be worth a look for the poalaroding patrol on the next big high pressure system 

*New ramp shots as at the 2nd August C-Col Sinclair from the Adaminaby Angler .

GOOD NEWS  :- Snowy River Shire Council & Snowy Hydro have upgraded and cleared off the silt from the old Denison st at Old Adaminaby and added gravel to the top turning/parking area as well . This ramp can now be used to launch larger boats with out too much trouble. This ramp will now be cleared regularly to keep access for launching boats open on lake Eucumbene.Snowy Hydro are also looking at improving launching area's at Anglers Reach and the Dam wall - so we'll keep you posted. More details on Lake Eucumbenes levels @


Rivers:- NOW CLOSED Until Saturday the 30th of September 2006

Lake Eucumbene:- Still some very nice rainbows averaging .800 grams to 1kg being caught at present. Look for the steeper shale banks around the dam wall area as it's easier to stay out of the mud.The falling lake levels have really got the yabbies moving, so fishing a woolly bugger into the night will help you find the better browns.You can also target that trophy fish right through winter around the mouths of the main river tributaries so long as your not fishing in flowing waters well below the first set of rapids

Lake Tantagara :- No reports this week.  

Lake Jindabyne:-  Mostly evening fishing with large streamers like woolly buggers and fuzzy wuzzys etc. With the browns now on their way back it won't be long till we start to get some polaroiding in. Area's worth a look include Stinky Bay, Sid's bay, Hatchery Bay, Creel Bay , Snowy arm and Kalkite.You can also target that trophy fish right through winter around the mouth of the Thredbo river at Waste point/Creel Bay, so long as your not fishing in flowing waters well below the first set of rapids


*Josh , Brocky & Cam ( pictured above ) from Canberra trolled out from Old Adaminaby with Rapala Minnows for two nice rainbows around .800gms.

*David Walton & Andrew Butt trolled Jindy with Ultra deep Merlins in the black & gold for two nice rainbows up to 1.2kgs.

Eucumbene:- The great trolling continues, just stick to the main launching area at Old Adaminaby for the moment. Both flatlines and leadlines at 3 colours have been producing the goods. The rainbows are in peak condition and averaging around the 1kg mark, feeding heavily on yabby's with the falling water  levels, while some better browns have also started to show up as they get itchy for spawning. Consistent lures include Tasmanian Devils in Cols 36,89,55, 72,S12, Y82 & Y62. Our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine special,Pink Wings and Pink Bits patterns, Rebel minnows and crawfish,ultra deep Merlins,Stump Jumpers,Rapala minnows and jointed shad raps , RMG Scorpions & Poltergeist. 

*Scott :Here is a pic from last weekend fishing Storm Rippin Shad Soft plastics on Saturday. You cant see the lure in its mouth but I can assure you it was caught on the brown pattern I told you about yesterday. This fish was one of 3 caught during a "muddy" bank session in pouring rain in the middle of the day while on a reccy.


This is the 3rd season my mates and I have been using soft plastics for trout.Still chasing up some more pics from the last 2 winter seasons on the lake where we almost only use "storm shads" for trout. There has only been 2 or 3 sessions out of 20 or 30 trips where we have had to change to another lure apart from plastics - David Hogan

*We also had a report of a 7kg brown being taken on a plastic from up around Tolbar

LURE SALE :- We have just received a new indent order of Rapala lures including the fantastic new "Glass" shad raps, jointed shad raps & long tail minnows. These are sure to be great trolling lures on the trout - and I will be giving them a swim myself later this week. As a special winter offer - buy ANY 5 Rapala lures and we'll throw in a 6th Rapala of your choice FREE !!!!

NEW:- Storm Wild eye rippin shads and jig heads now in-stock. If you liked last weeks soft plastic - trout report ( Report for 17th July 06 ) these are the lures we used. Drop in next trip and we'll show you how to rig them for best results.

Jindabyne:-  We have had some great reports back in from Jindabyne over the last few weeks. The best area's have been in the main basin out around the islands in front of town & Sid's Bay over at East Jindy, up around Waste Point and at the top of the lake around Kalkite. Fishing a mixture of small minnows like RMG Scorpions, Merlins , Rapalas & Attacks along with Tassies in just about all the "Yellow Wing",as well as our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine Special & Pink Wings patterns producing the goods.


*Joseph (left) and father Joe fished Old Adaminaby with lime twist Powerbait for 4 nice rainbows - although Joseph did all the "fishing" and dad did the cleaning.

*Steve Hamilton from Queanbeyan fished Yens Bay on Eucumbene with rainbow Powerbait for 5 nice rainbows averaging 1kg Sunday afternoon between 3 and 5pm.

*Graham , Syd & Ewan from Canberra fished out form Buckenderra with orange Powerbait for 4 nice rainbows averaging 1kg.

The baitfishing has been unbelievable over the last few months with incredible catches coming in from Eucumbene. Just about all the main baits have been taking fish with scrubbies & Power Bait accounting for the most captures. Make sure you pick an area with plenty of weed and some structure like rocks and tree's. The most popular rig is to run your main bait with a Powerbait dropper ( Pictured below ).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 have a special NEW  "circle hook" pattern from Mustad just for the job - which hooks them for you ! 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: Rushy Plains Bay, Seven Gates, Yens bay, Breamar bay ,Providence around the Eucumbene River Mouth down towards Anglers Reach 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 , creel 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 26.3 % Falling 

Jindabyne 58 % Steady 

Tantangarra  7.3% Rose


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 Craig Schofield on 02-6452-4155 OR Email


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