Reports have been good on the trolling front. Rain is forecast for the later part of the week which should be good to try and bump the lake levels up for the approaching Spring.
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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.
The dam wall is also an option for some polaroiding when conditions are clear and bright though a recent report suggests that they are hard to find.
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 a little better with some polaroiding. From reports to hand there are not big numbers yet, though there can be some good fishing if you cover enough ground and find them.
Bright, still and 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 much better this week with some great fish on the Troll.
*J. Allen, Matt and Scott Dickson along with Jeff Lee had a good time out from Buckenderra trolling viking minnows. Some very nice fish in the following photos and by the background some great conditions to be fishing in.
The Coppermine and Collingwood bay areas are good places to troll currently along with the Braemar and Dam Wall area of the lake. The Angler's Reach area is also worth a look and drifting and spinning lures cast in towards shore will work well.
Jindabyne:- Only one report this week
*Young Shekiralea from Canberra caught this, her first ever trout, on the weekend.
Taken in the Kalkite area on a flatline Y82 Canberra Killer Tassie Devil.
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.
*Harry Sturgeon had a day out at the lake, with father Stuart, and managed to catch two rainbows. One pictured below.
Best locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Jindabyne reports were quiet this week, though there have been a few browns cruising the edges at times. With the weed beds further out with the rising water casting a bait out further should increase your chances.