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Archive Date: 06/04/2010


With the fantastic weather of late the fishing has continued to be excellent on fly in the lake Eucumbene, and trolling is also improving. Bait fishing has also been good and some nice fish being caught on mudeyes and powerbait.

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Rivers:-  Are primed to fish very well this week with mild conditions and good water levels. 

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. 

There have been reports of a few browns starting to pair up in the rivers.  Next lot of good rain could see a few more fish entering the streams and will be a great time to start nymphing for some good browns.

Bead head nymphs will start coming into their own over the weekend but dry fly fishing is still going to be an excellent choice for some fun fishing when the fish are feeding on top.  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 Easter weekend.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Fly reports have been varied though there have still been some great reports and quality fish. 

The evenings and early mornings have been very good though during the day can still be excellent especially with cloud cover. 

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.

*Dave Thompson from Lithgow with two very nice rainbows from Cobrabald Bay on Mrs Simpsons.

*John Xureb with a brown of 1.6kg on a Booby fly at Coppermine.

*Glen and John Xureb and Noel Thompson with a evenings catch at Cobrabald.

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.

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

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 improved with intermediate lines and Tom Jones and similar streamers.

Lake Tantangara :No reports this week.

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-  Eucumbene trolling reports have varied but there will be some excellent trolling in close early and late in the day. 

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. 

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.


Howdy Tom,


Trolling wise, Lake Jindabyne is fishing well.

Lead lines and surface gear is pulling out fantastic conditioned fish.

Anything from freddo yellowing Tassies to small surface trolled cray patterns.

Fly fishing from the boat with intermediate lines is accounting for a few fish in the afternoons on Tom Jones style flies.

The brilliant flesh of Lake Jindabyne fish is too good to cook! Try making a gravlax its delicious.

Happy Easter to all !


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.

*John Palmano with a Cobrabald rainbow on a mudeye.

*Andrew Wroblewski with a rainbow on a mudeye at Springwood bay.

Buckenderra Holiday Village - Fishing Report.


Last night Damir Climas and party caught 15 Rainbows and 1 Brown up to 1.3kg on mud eyes and Lime Twist Power Bait.


Terry caught 2 rainbow trout around 1kg on Orange Pulp Gulp Trout Bait.

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   25.2%

Jindabyne      57.4%  

Tantangara      6.8%


Cheers Tom

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