Headlines: The weekend produced a few fish for keen anglers despite some atrocious weather on the Friday. By Saturday night the conditions had improved and so did the catches.
It's on again this November, The 35th Yamaha and Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival. Dates for the week long competition are Saturday the 1st of November - Friday 7th of November 2008.
Once again prizes will include a Boat, Motor and Trailer package, Category prizes for Trolling, Spinning, Fly and Bait fishing, daily secret weight cash prizes, plus an overall secret weight cash prize. The fishing is bound to be excellent and it is a great family orientated event. Book your holidays early and don't miss the countries premier Trout Fishing event.
Rivers:- Now all closed till October.
Lake Eucumbene:- Reports have been very good from Eucumbene this past week though dropping water is making things a little difficult around the edges.
There have still been some great Rainbows of an evening and the polaroiding on the steeper Western shores and Dam wall area would be a good option during the day. Best flies for this fishing are Woolly Buggers, Woolly Worms, Olive Matukas and Olive nymphs.
Big Black Streamers on dark and into the night should see a few more fat Rainbows turn up in the Seven Gates, Rainbow Pines and Yens Bay areas. Fishing late into the night can be a cold option but there are some great rewards to be had for those who are keen.
Lake Jindabyne:- The lake has produced some nice fat Rainbow in the evenings over the last week. Best flies have been Lumo's, Muddler Minnows and Craigs Nightimes. Best areas are Kangaroo Bay, Hatchery, Curiosity Rocks and Sids Bay.
Conditions look good during the week for a polaroid so although a little early the lake could produce a few cruisers.
Best flies for this include Stick Caddis, Jinde Cased Caddis, Black and Peacock Spider, Woolly Bugger, and Bushy's Horror.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports on fly
Trolling and Spinning