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Archive Date: 03/10/2006

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As a Grand opening celebration we are holding a FREE All Day BBQ - Saturday 30th Sept & Sunday 1st of Oct ( BYO ) from 10am each day. There will be sausage and steak sandwiches on offer - so drop buy for a bite to eat and meet the new owners John Quinn Jnr , Andrew Coombe & team !

Saturday 30th Sept - We will have G.Loomis pro staff members Micah Adams and Danny Spelic at the store from 10am along with a full compliment of the latest G.Loomis rods to cast.

Sunday 1st October - We will have Sage Team members Peter Morse & Justin Duggan at the store from 10am along with the NEW Sage Z-Axis fly rods and casting analyser to test your casting. Pro - Photgrapher David Anderson will also be on hand to answer any questions on how you can improve your fishography.

We'll also have representatives from Diawa on hand with a heap on NEW Diawa tackle to play with ! 

Opening Weekend Trading Hours

Friday 29th September 2006 - 9am to atleast 8pm

Saturday 30th September - 7am to 5.30 pm

Sunday 1st October - 7am to 5.30 pm

Monday 2nd October - 7am to 5.30pm

*Old Adaminaby ramp shots 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 any 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 Eucumbene's levels @


Rivers:- ONLY 4 DAYS TO GO - With all our rivers re-opening on Saturday the 30th of September 2006. Water levels and fish numbers appear to good in the Thredbo. 

Both the Eucumbene & Thredbo rivers are full of late run spawning rainbows - so it will be glo bugs , glo bugs , glo bugs a few nymphs and indicvators this weekend. The flows are low - so don't fish too heavy and try and get on the water early each day.

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. There have been some nice browns being spotted through the day in these areas too. The weather has warmed up quite a bit so is looking good for some evening sessions in the next few weeks. 

Lake Tantangara :- Been a few fish about on nymphs and streamers of an evening - and conditions should pick up as the lake sneaks up and the weather warms.  

Lake Jindabyne:- Their have been a few browns cruising the margins, with some very nice fish being seen again over the last few high pressure systems. 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 from the waters edge 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 patterns 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 at least 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. 

We have had some reports of good evening fishing in Jindabyne on Ham killers and woolly buggers, so there is good fishing to be had if conditions don't allow for the polaroiding. 

Lure Fishing

The soft plastic fishing amongst the trees at Eucumbene has been nothing short of fantastic. Anglers have reported hooking up to 30 fish in a session with some fish getting close to the 4kg mark. This fishing will continue right through the season, so if you haven't had a go at it yet there is still time to give it a go. Small minnow pattern lures like Rapala's, Attacks, Merlins and bladed lures like Celtas and Vibrax will also be great in the rivers from this Saturday. 

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.  

We have received some great lures from Killalure (pak rat 45) and Oar-gee (lil' ripper) this week.  Check them out when you come through.

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 , Rapala's & Attacks along with Tassie's 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.


 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 24.3 % Steady

Jindabyne   58.8% Rose

Tantangara  6.9% Dropped Slightly

Cheers Scotto

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