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Archive Date: 10/03/2009

Headlines:  The fishing has been very good overall with plenty of reports of nice fish in the area.

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Rivers:-  There has been some nice dry fly fishing on most fo the streams with somoe hoppers still about and a few hatches under the right conditions.  Dry flies to use at the moment are small emergers like Klinkhamers, Blue wing olive parachutes, attractors like Wullfs and Stimulators, along with beetles and hoppers.

A nymph suspended under the dry during the day is a good method to use, but a dry at dusk will have best results.

Other rivers to fish are the   Moonbah, Snowy, Gungarlin, and a few other smaller high country creeks.

Lake Eucumbene:-  The lake has had some good mudeye hatches over the past week but they have varied in the numbers hatching.  Fish have been onto them most of the time and there are some great quality fish to be found.  There have been a few, not many but a few rainbows pushing 2kg.  Most of the fish are averaging 800gm - 1kg and are in excellent condition.  The bottom end of the lake is still the best bet with Seven Gates and Buckenderra areas producing some good fishing.  Cobrabald and Collingwood have also produced a few.  The top end has picked up a fair bit too.

Any of the standard streamers will work at present.  Evening fishing with Muddlers and Mudeye patterns are generally the best.  Nymphs have been a good pattern during the day. 

Areas to look at are Seven gates, Buckenderra, Braemar, Cobrabald, Coppermine, Collingwood, Yens. 

Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne has given up a few very nice fish over the last week with browns to 4kg being caught and some very nice rainbows.  Evenings have been the best with some olive and black woolly buggers being the best pattern.  Best areas are Rushes Bay, Hatchery, Kalkite and Creel Bay.

Lake Tantangara :No reports from Tantangara.

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:- Trolling has been good overall with many lure types producing fish.  Top water and shallow run lures are have been best but leadcore is still producing. Trout pattern minnows in Rapalas, Attacks, RMG Scorpions, Rebels, and Alex lures are great lures to try.  Try some of the larger lures down deep to search out the bigger browns.

Boat launching in Eucumbene is available at Old Adaminaby, The Dam Wall, Anglers Reach and Buckenderra.  With the dropping water have a close look before trying to launch elsewhere.

Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne trolling reports have picked up and some nice fish are showing up.  Best lure from this week has been the teeny little Rapala CD 1 in the brown trout colour.  These trolled flatline have cleaned up for a couple of anglers. 

Baitfishing :- 

Mudeyes have been a key bait over the last week.  Spiders seem to be working the best in Eucumbene.  There have been some very good success stories this week out of Eucumbene.  Mudeyes continue to be the pick of the baits.    

Best areas in Eucumbene would be Coppermine, Buckenderra and Seven gates.
*Hi Tom,

My son and i went down to Buckenderra last saturday and was very surprised to see how much the water had dropped since we were last down there six weeks ago, huge difference.
Anyway started fishing 4pm and caught 4 fish by 5pm, then this gusty southerly wind arrived which ruined the party, fish completely went off the bite as a result. Thankfully by around 8pm the wind settled a little and got 2 more fish between 8 and 9pm. There were plenty of mudeyes coming out of the water to hatch. Then no more enquiries and called it a night at 10pm.
The next morning fished between 5 and 9am and caught 4 more fish but the water was as flat as glass, not condusive to good fishing. Caught a total of 10 rainbows between 900 grams and 1.3 kg; all fish were caught on mudeyes with the exception of 2 caught on yabbies. All fish were in excellent condition and fought very hard and honestly nearly got spooled by one of the bigger ones.
Had a very good time and definately worth the trip.


Ahmad, Liverpool.
Jindabyne has also been fishing very well of an evening on the mudeyes and powerbait during the daytime.
Try Hatchery, Curiosity rocks, Claypits, Stinky Bay, and Kalkite.
Lake Levels
Eucumbene  20.7%

Jindabyne    53.4%

Tantangara    6.3%

Cheers Tom

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