Next Report August 26th.
For updates till then, please phone Mick at the store 02 6452 5538
Headlines: Lake Jindabyne has had some nice Browns coming in off the bank on Bait and Fly. Lake Eucumbene has been excellent on the troll and Flyfishing has been good also.
Boat launching in Eucumbene is available at Old Adaminaby, The Dam Wall and Buckenderra.
Trout Festival 2008 - 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:- Fly reports have picked up considerably on days when the weather is better. The Anglers reach area has produced some great Rainbows. Polaroiding is still an option for Browns in the Dam Wall area or searching with a streamer on an intermediate sinking line, will find you fish during the day if visibilty is limited. Best area to do this is the dam wall and some of the steeper shores adjacent to this. Try using Olive Matukas, Beadhead Woolly Buggers, and nymphs.
The River end of the lake fired on the weekend with some great Rainbows being taken. Another area for some good fishing.
Ended up catching about 3 fish per angler (five anglers) on Sunday, all Rainbows from the river end of Eucumbene. Fat fish, and the ones we kept were full of eggs, but empty stomachs. The mud is something to behold, waders highly recommended, and a tea towel to dry your hands after handling fish, there is patchy snow on the ground and icy breeze. The fish seemed to come on in the late afternoon 3 pm'ish.
Best areas to look at are Dam Wall, Collingwood, Coppermine and Old Adaminaby.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has turned on some good polaroiding for some when conditions allow. Sunday was a good day conditions wise but only received the one report below.
My brother Chris and I did quite well polaroiding Jindy on the Sunday, landing 6 quality fish to 58cm. There were other bigger fish lost or snapped off! We saw maybe 20 odd fish, they were moving really quickly as well, which made it hard at times to get your 15ft leader through the runners and present your fly perfectly so the fish didn't spook. When hooked the fish went like steam trains and then when you thought you had them beaten they'd scream off again, awesome stuff. We used an assortment of woollies mainly smaller ones worked best and when the wind picked up the fish were harder to see but obviously more aggressive and our smashed stripped flies.Several of the fish landed had Prussian carp in their stomach's, one of the brownies had one that was at least 15cm long, this could explain why the fish were cruising faster than normal searching for more than just yabbies! All in all a pretty good day. Although, the day didn't end well with someone parking in the middle of the boat ramp, it made things fairly difficult launching on the sand. A one hour delay which made things a little more difficult when we got home.(wife wise)
Cheers mate, Craig
The fish don't appear to be widespread, so it is best to cover as much ground as possible till you find them. The Eastern shore early in the day and the Western shore in the early to late afternoon are the best options. If you have a boat that will give you more shoreline access. Don't despair if you are only on foot, as with a little persistence, you can still find fish.
With recent rain and snow falls the Thredbo river will have had higher water levels and the fish will drop out of the river back into the lake. These fish will be looking to feed up and put some condition back on and will provide some good fun fishing when a clear sunny day prevails.
Best flies to use in this situation are small #14 and #16 Midge Pupa, Stick Caddis, Cased Caddis, Black and Peacock Spider and larger # 8 and #10 Woolly Buggers, Jinde Specials, Olive Matukas, and Woolly Worms