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Archive Date: 13/07/2010


Reports have been a little scarce this week though the baitfishing has been very good in Eucumbene.  Hopefully will get some more reports over the next week.

Polaroiding conditions have been very good over the past week so now is a good time to be searching for some cruising fish in Jindabyne.

The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is on again this year Sat 30th October to Fri 5th November are the dates. for more details.

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Rivers:- Now all closed.  Re open October 2nd 2010.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Fly reports have been a little quiet in the lake over the weekend but the daytime fishing can still be good for rainbows in the Seven Gates and Buckenderra area.  The Angler's Reach and Old Adaminaby areas will be worth a search for some browns returning from spawning, though they can be a little poor condition wise.

Suggest nymphs fished slow on the rainbows and if polaroiding a brown or two small nymphs or small streamers in sz 10.

Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne reports have been quiet also but polaroiding can be had at anytime now when the conditions are good.  Bright, still sunny days with a large high pressure system are ideal.

Best flies to try are either yabby style streamers or small tan coloured nymphs, or midge pupa.


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

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-  Eucumbene trolling reports have been good for the few that have give thyem.  Deep water fishing with leadcore and downriggrs have worked well on the rainbows. 

Old Adaminaby, Angler's Reach and Cobrabald Bay are the best areas at present.

Jindabyne:-  No reports.


Bait fishing has been fairly good with some nice reports of rainbows being taken on powerbait and grubs.  While not all anglers are taking their bags, the rainbow quality has made up for it.


*Good morning Tom

Thought you would like a report from Eucumbene. John Nowak, Alan Smith and Alan Hocking fished over the past few days out of Buckenderra. Attached are some photos'. The weather was kind or should I say kind of COLD but fishable. Alan, (John's brother-in-law) managed not only this fine Brown of around 2.5kg but picked up a second one the same day.


These were taken from the bank on power bait. John asked Alan if he was having a good time. Alan's response was GREAT, and John said, make the most of it as this will be the last. Over the past 15 months John has been trying for a Brown and only managed Rainbows. We met up with Ken Cain and the one and only Mr Scrubworm.




We all fished from the bank for a couple of nights but only picked up a few. Choice of bait was, Chunky Cheese, Lime Twist and Orange Pulp.

This report was from Tuesday till Thursday and I left on Friday late morning and as usual the fish came on prior to the change on Saturday.


Alan Hocking


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

Jindabyne reports have been quiet overall.  

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

Lake Levels

Eucumbene   20.6%

Jindabyne      59.5%  

Tantangara      9.4%


Cheers Tom

Got any reports from the local lakes or rivers?

If so, email them along with pictures to  for inclusion in our weekly report.


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