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Archive Date: 10/11/2010

Headlines Fishing has been very good despite some rougher weather.  Lakes have been fishing very well with all methods and the rivers have been very consistent.


The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is well and truly under way with some fantastic fish being caught.  Check out to see the daily results from the various weigh stations.  The competition runs all through until Friday with some great prizes up for grabs.

FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card.  Click on this link below. 

Note: We do not have licences available through the store with Cash or EFT.  We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.

*There is a new webcam at Old Adaminaby that will give you a look at conditions on the water there.  The camera pans and zooms giving a visusal on the water conditions. Llink below.



Rivers:-   Have been fishing very well with some nice rainbows in the larger rivers and some great browns of all sizes in both the larger and smaller streams.    Nymphs are still going to catch plenty of fish too, but there is nothing like seeing a fish rise to the surface to take your offering.  If the weather is warm then evening rises are on the cards.

Rain has had water levels fluctuating over the past week but there has still been some good rainbows being caught in the larger streams and a few browns too. 

The Eastern streams are still worth a look now before they get too hot in the coming months.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Has continued to fish well overall.  Weather has played a huge part in the action on the day though.  There have been some good eveing rises and also enough fish to be caught just searching though the day.  Water level has continued to rise though only slowly.  The next three weeks may see the best of the fishing depending on what happens with the water level.

Beadhead nymphs fished quick or a small black and peacock, stick caddis, or midge pupa fished slow are great searching patterns for the rainbows.  Small emergers on dark will undo some of the fish that are on adult midge or emerging midge.
Evening rises have been good and will continue to improve. 

Stay back from the edge when searching as there have been fish tailing right in the shallows early and late in the day.

Fishing is excellent in the Middilingbank, Seven Gates and Old Adaminaby areas.

*Had a couple of sesssions on the lake last week with the first night producing five rainbows and the next two.  Mick Patton got six fish also on the first night and Mick Couvee three on the second.  Mick Couvee is pictured below with a very nice brown caught right on dark when they were rising in close.

Some more video footage from last weeks sessions to have a look at here.

*Lachlan Sturgeon with a very nice fly caught brown taken last week.

Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne reports have been varied with some nice fish being caught though consistancy has been the issue. 

Some good browns have been reported in some of the grassy bays with woolly buggers being a good fly to use on these large cruisers.

Water level will drop a little with this weeks enviromental releases but with a good flow still coming in it should not affect the fishing too much.

Try Hatchery, Waste point, Curiosity Rocks

Lake Tantangara : A few very nice quality fish have been reported but not much in the way of numbers at this stage.   

Best flies will be small nymphs both beadhead and unweighed, stick caddis, caddis pupa, midge pupa, black and peacock spiders and woolly worms and buggers.

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-   Eucumbene trolling reports have been excellent with plenty of nice rainbows being caught.

Reports have been good with Lofty's, Stings, Thunderbolts and Tassies working well on flat lines.   Leadcore has also produced some nice fish on the above lures and small minnows.

All reports from trollers over the last week have been positive with all catching a least a couple of fish.



Just returned from 2 weeks at Crow's 16-39th Oct.

Probably 200+ fish(60 on troll balance on bait) between my brother and myself.

Trolling was good to start with mainly on Tassies,anything with silver seemed to work with a very long drop back 100metres plus and dropped of the second week.

Bank fishing was crazy ,used powerbait(chunky cheese),grubs,mudeyes and worms with the powerbait out fishing everything else,only 2 fish on mudeyes and about a dozen on worms.Most of the rainbows between 3/4 kilo to 1kilo and only 1 brown from the bank.


Murray Morgan.


*G'day guy's,

Flew up from Melbourne on Friday morning, called into your shop at around 12.30 and then headed

Up to Anglers Reach Caravan Park for a quick fish.


Hired a boat from Joyce and hooked a nice 2lb Rainbow 150m from where we took off from. Another small Rainbow followed an hour or so later then we headed for a grassy bank for some mudeye and powerbait fishing where we managed to land another 4 quality fish. Cleaned 2 of them and baked them in foil over the coals ( delicious).





Saturday morning picked up another 2 Rainbows on Tassies then headed back to the bank and got another 8 fish.

Between 1to 2.5lb all were Rainbows all on a combination of mudeyes under a float, powerbait on the bottom

And scrubbies under a float. All fish were caught between 12pm and 5pm. Good day and a half of fishing before

Flying back to Melbourne with frozen fish in our suitcase.

Jason and Shannon 


Anglers Reach area has been good with some excellent quality browns.

Launching access is very good at the Old Adaminaby ramp, Buckenderra and Angler's Reach. 

*Note we also have Little Tasmanian Devils back in stock a huge range of Celtas, Attack Minnows and the new Rapala X-Rap 4cm models.

Jindabyne:-  Trolling the edges has been o.k. but reports have been few and far between.  Hope to get a few more over the next week or so.

*Hi Tom,

Here is a photo of a nice brown my mate Craig from Adelaide caught on a Freddo tassie in close.

Luke Despoja

Bait Fishing

Mudeyes are availabe at time of writing and are going to become a great bait with the warmer weather this week.

Bait fishing has been outstanding again in Eucumbene this week.  Powerbait has been the major slayer though scrubworms dipped in Ultrabite have been dynamite too.  Best reports are coming from the Middillingbank arm and Seven Gates areas.

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


*Matt Sturgeon reports,

Just one keeper last Thursday on chunky cheese Gulp.

Got dusted 3 times on bardi grubs, spewing. Persevered with the fly all night, got one whack on a mrs simpson around 11 but that was it.




Jindabyne has also fished well with plenty of good fishing to be had.

Powerbait and Scrubbies have been excellent and mudeyes will come into their own soon.


Lake Levels

Eucumbene   28.2%

Jindabyne      78.4%  

Tantangara    37.0%

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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