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Archive Date: 15/08/2006

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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 and has dropped the bulk of the browns back into the lakes after spawning - with our first poalaroding reports back in from the weekend. So it's worth a look every time you see a big high pressure system on the map from now on 

*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.  

*Reports about Jindabyne and the success of polaroiding had been few and far between so far this year.  So on what turned out to be a picture perfect day Dad and myself headed out to Jindabyne to see whether or not we could see if anything was around yet.There were not a lot of fishing moving but did manage to spot a few.I had a good follow on the horror, only to be refused right at the end.  A switch to a stick caddis under an indicator and a cast to a likely looking spot produced this lovely Jindy brown.

It was a solid fish, in good condition and it put up one hell of a good fight.  So hopefully this trip is the start of what could be a great few months polaroiding Jindabyne.  Especially if the weather on the weekends is like it was on Saturday.Cheers Andrew

Lake Jindabyne:-  It appears that a few browns are back from spawning and cruising the margins, with some nice fish being seen over the weekend. It will now be worth a wander every time we get a big high presure system on the map over the next few months. Seeing them and catching them can be two very different things when polaroiding - which is half the challenge. Make sure you walk slowly well back form teh waters edges as you'll be surprised how close they will swim at times. As you want good light starting on the Eastern side of lake Jindabyne in the morning is often best with the sun behind you. The best light is between 9am and 3pm , switching to the Western shore line after lunch to again get the sun from behind. Fly paterns worth having in your box for palaroiding include , Bushy's horror, woolly buggers, scruffy's, Rosella's , Jindy buggers , sand cased caddis and black & peacocks. If you get refusals on these I like to throw a rock at them - you'll atleast feel better ! Feel free to ask us how to best have a go at polaroiding as it can be some of the most exciting fishing of the season and is generally at it's best over the next two months. 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


*Brian Lawrence & David McGregor from Canberra fished over around Tolbar on lake Eucumbene under perfect conditions Sunday ,throwing Squidgy fish on ball heads for 3 good browns including the thumping 4.3 kgs fish pictured above - caught by Ian  

*Scotto,We fished Monday this week around the timber around the dam wall, with plenty of rainbows and browns sighted and lots of follows. We landed two good fish on soft plastic yabbie patterns slow fished across the bottom and had a couple of takes as well. The yabby pattern outfished the squidgy brown trout pattern completely.

Pics are attached of a 3 1/4 lb brown caught within  feet of the bank and a nice rainbow, also amongst the timber.Tony Duus

*Michael & Alan (pictured above) from Sydney trolled out from Old Adaminaby with Rapala & Merlin minnows for 3 browns and 4 rainbows to 1.5kgs as well as a lonely salmon from Jindabyne on Sunday.

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. 

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.

*G'day guys,A couple of nice browns caught on plastics at Jindabyne on the weekend . Steve Anderson ( Ando )

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.


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.

*Chris Roberts from Canberra did well up along teh Eucumbene dam wall fishing with orange Powerbait Sunday for 4 nice rainbows to 1kg.

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 25.3 % Falling 

Jindabyne 58 % Steady 

Tantangarra  7.3% Rose

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