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Archive Date: 19/05/2010



The rivers have fished well over the past week and Powerbait fishing in the lakes has been good in some areas. 

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*Remember that from the 1st of May the size and bag limit changes in the Eucumbene and Thredbo Rivers.  From May 1 you may only keep ONE fish OVER 50cms per day in these waters.  Fisheries will be very active this season in these waters so make sure you stick to these rules and have your fishing licence with you while fishing.

Rivers:- Have been fishing well with the Eucumbene and Thredbo rivers holding good numbers of fish with plenty of rainbows amongst them.  There have been plenty of reports of anglers seeing large browns in both rivers. 

Eucumbene has been fishing well with beadhead nymphs and woolly buggers while anglers in the Thredbo report glo bugs as being the best.

Other streams like the Gungarlin and the upper reaches of the Thredbo have produced some fun fishing on smaller size rainbows too.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Fly reports have varied over the past week.   Daytime fishing has genereally been the best with the evenings and night time fishing a little slow.

The Angler's Reach and Old Adaminaby areas have been producing a few good browns and some nice rainbows if you can find them.

Best flies are wooly buggers, copper johns, taihape ticklers and fuzzy wuzzys.


Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne reports have improved with some handy fishing in the waste point area along with Sids Bay at East Jindabyne.  Some very well conditioned chrome rainbows have been taken from these locations recently.


*Below is super keen fly fisher, Donna Cardwell from The Mitta Valley in Victoria with some very nice brown trout taken fishing the Jindabyne area on the weekend.



Lake Tantangara :Reports have been quiet from the lake on the fly front. 

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-  Eucumbene trolling reports have been few and far between.  With wind playing havoc on some days.  Hopefully with some better weather more anglers will be able to get out and troll a few up. 

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

Jindabyne:-  No reports.


The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been very good with Powerbait taking some good catches.  Grubs have come into their own now with the cooler weather.

Rainbows are loving Powerbait in the Buckenderra arm with several anglers catching their bags.  Lime twist has been a favourite but the half a grub and powerbait cocktail has been an excellent bait.

Best locales to try continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.

In Jindabyne reports have been scarce again.  Try areas like Rushes Bay, Hatchery Bay, The Clay pits, Curiosity rocks and Kalkite.

Lake Levels

Eucumbene   23.5%

Jindabyne      57.3%  

Tantangara      7.2%


Cheers Tom

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