Fishing in the local area has been excellent for bait and troll and some handy flyfishing too. Get out your gear and come fishing up here!
How about this for a well conditioned brown from Eucumbene.
Slavco Puplievski landed this 76cm long, 6.85kg (cleaned weight) brown on a bardi grub on the weekend. A truly fantastic fish.
The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is on again this year Sat 30th October to Fri 5th November are the dates. www.troutfestival.com for more details.
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Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2nd 2010.
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have improved with some nice rainbows about for those willing to search. There are also more and more browns getting back from spawning and searching the edges for food.
So get out and have a go!
Suggest wooly buggers, beadhead green fuzzy wuzzy's, tom jomes and midge pupa will all work depending on the conditions of the day.
Best areas to try would be the Dam wall, Seven Gates, Collingwood and Coppermine bay. A boat would be an advantage at present.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been ok for those who searched with wets on the weekend. Conditions for polaroiding have not been ideal but there still is the odd fish poking around.
Try Hayshed, Sids, Waste point and Kalkite.
Lake Tantangara :- Reports have been quiet though with the lake at 12% as of Monday, the fishing will be good if the lake continues to rise over the next few weeks.
Trolling and Spinning
Sorry this is a bit late, Dad and I struggled on Jindabyne for three days. Fished Kalkite and the Eucumbene Arm and also Creel Bay for only 4 fish (2 Rainbows, 1 Brown and a Salmon) with the best going 1.1kg. Not a great strike rate despite the great weather.
Only managed a short session on Eucumbene but got 4 fish in 2 hours trolling out the front of Yens Cove, all Rainbows. Should have hit Eucumbene instead of persisting with Jindabyne (I wanted a Brookie!).
Fish mainly took a no-name 5cm Minnow in Spotted Dog and Gold Wing Tassie Devils trolled and cast.
Couple of photos of Dad and myself with some of the Eucumbene Fish.
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling reports have been very good with a few boats catching some nice fish.
Overal the lake has been fishing very well on the troll with both flatline and leadcore producing fish.
Best lures this week were Rebel's black crickhopper, tassie's and lofty's in orange and RMG scorpions in gold.
Edge fishing has been good but deeper water and fishing lures deeper is the go if it is clear and bright.
Collingwood and Cobrabald areas have been very good.
Jindabyne:- Deep trolling seems to be a little more productive in Jindabyne with the eastern shore producing some good browns.
*Steve Beadman from Wollongong had a good morning session with two rainbows and a nice brown coming in on leadcored tassies. Each were caught on different colours, being # 54, #36 and # 63 being the colours taken in the Kalkite area.
Bait fishing has been excellent with some nice reports of rainbows being taken on powerbait and grubs plus the extra large brown in the headlines again pictured below. FAT!!!
Powerbait is now back in stock after a short supply issue.
Best locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Jindabyne reports were again 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.