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Archive Date: 30/03/2010


With the fantastic weather of late the fishing has continued to be excellent on fly in the lake Eucumbene with heaps of fish about and some good quality.  Bait fishing has also been good and some nice fish being caught on mudeyes and powerbait.

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Rivers:-  Are fishing very well at present with the excellent conditions. 

The Thredbo has been great as have many of the smaller high altitude streams.  Dry fly fishing has been excellent though nymphs are also a great option to use and have been catching good fish. 

Try any small emerger patterns, stimulators, humpy, klinkhamer and nymphs.

The Moonbah, Murrumbidgee, Gungarlin, Eucumbene, Thredbo are all great rivers to have a look at over the weekend.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Fly reports have been fantatsic on the whole. 

The lake has been fishing really well both during the day and the evenings. 

Overcast cool and windy days have made conditions tougher for anglers, but the fish love this sort of weather and those who have persisted have come away with some great fish.

Mudeye action has varied from night to night and location to location.  There are mudeyes around in big numbers in some areas and the fish have been onto them.  In other locales the fish have been eating water flea, daphnea, along with the odd mudeye and yabbie.

It cannot be stressed enough that you need to find the fish.  Covering as much water by boat or foot as you are able can be essential to catching numbers.  Search out drop offs adjacent to what were the grassy bays and soaks when the water was higher.  Cover as much water with your flies as possible and you will increase your catch rate.  When you find a spot that is getting you hits and fish, then is the time to work the same area over hard.

After dark with a Taihape Tickler or similar pattern should work, but you can also try cubits mudeyes, cordulids and the ever popular hivis mudeye. Black muddler minnows are also great fish takers after dark

*Kieran O'Shannassy had a good night recently catching this cracking 4lb rainbow

He also landed a 3lb brown.  Muddler style flies were the go.

Beadhead Tom Jones and Scruffies have also worked well again this week.

Areas to look at are Wangrabelle,  Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Braemar, Springwood, Yens and Cobrabald.

Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne reports have been quiet though the night fishing should be similar to Eucumbene.  Sids and Rushes bay, Kalkite are all worth a look as is Hatchery bay, Hayshed bay and Curisoity rocks.

Lake Tantangara :No reports this week.

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-  Eucumbene trolling reports have picked up a little with one group reportedly catching twenty fish on flatline tassies during a single session. 

With the numbers of flyfishers catching good rainbows in close, small minnows and tassies trolled around the edge are bound to catch a few fish. 


Spent the weekend fishing the frying pan area fantasic weather overcast and good wind made for some great day time fishing on fri the 12th started fishing a snowy minnow cleaning up with 5 in the bag and releasing 5 others all in great nick ranging from 1.5 to 4lbs

Lots of bust offs and lost fish all day!!! came back next day at 12pm!!! same conditions to get fish all day hooked 20 fish for the day and brought home 3 more fat rainbows on wets and snowy minnows all fish were in shallows feeding up on stick caddis and water snails after dark got even better best weekend i have fished for some time will return soon.

Ben Pearson.


*G'day guys,

Heres a pic of my 4yr old son Jake.

He caught them trolling near Buckenderra on a Stucky clown last weekend.  


Jason Robinson

Boat Launching is available in many areas.  Anglers Reach, Buckenderra, Old Adaminaby, Dam wall.  

Best areas to try would be Collingwood,  Coppermine, Buckenderra and Angler's Reach.


*Hi Tom,


Jindy is trolling well in the morning and early evenings.

Both lead line and flat lines catching great condition fish. Mostly bows but the odd brown is around.

Lake surface temp is hovering around 19-20 degrees.

Fav lures at the moment are pink lady Tassie ( which is more of a mauve colour) before sunrise and 43 cobras.


Luke Despoja

Alpine Habitats


The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been very good with mudeyes taking their fair share of fish.  Powerbait has also been excellent.  Try Seven gates, Braemar, Yens, Buckenderra areas for best results.

*Hey Guys


Dad and I hit Yens Bay on Saturday, perfect conditions but little or no visible fish.  We did get 4 solid Rainbows up to just under 1kg on live Mudeyes but nothing what so ever on Fly or Lure and we tried a number of different tactics.

Had a look at Wollondibby on Sunday, Jindabyne looks to have come up slightly and looks excellent and all though we spotted quite a few rising and cruising fish none were willing to play so struck out.

Just the one photo, of one the Bows from Yens.


Matt and Andy Taylor

*Alan Hocking, John Pene and John Nowak had a good couple of sessions in the Middilingbank arm catching some great fish on Lemon and Lime twist.  Alan holding up some of the better fish.


*Jackie from Buckenderra reports that,

Bob & Chris Marek had a great morning fishing off the bank this morning. They caught 7 Rainbow Trout weighing between 637 - 829gms, all before they even put the boat in the water. They used Gulp "Rainbow Candy" dough.

Narooma Sporting Services Fishing Club had their fishing competition here last weekend. All up 45 fish were caught.

Overall winner was Dave Clark.

Biggest Brown - 1.1kg

Biggest Rainbow - 1kg

Womens Winner - Karen Clark

Mens Winner - Alan Simpson

Junior Winner-Jess Williamson


Jindabyne has been a little quiet report wise but will produce some excellent bait fishing as over the weekend.  Mudeyes Grubs, and Powerbait will be the pick there.

Try areas like Rushes Bay, Hatchery Bay, The Clay pits, Curiosity rocks and Kalkite.


Lake Levels

Eucumbene   25.8%

Jindabyne      57.7%  

Tantangara      7.0%


Cheers Tom

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