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Archive Date: 16/03/2011

Headlines Fishing has been fantastic again over the past week with mild conditions and plenty of fish around.  We have had some fo the best fishing for the whole season over the past week with all methods producing.

Now is the time to be here if you can!


Rivers:- Have been producing some great dry fly action with hoppers, beetles and emergers.  Nymphing has also been productive. Some better browns along with some fat rainbows have been taken in the Eucumbene, Thredbo and Murrumbidgee systems.

We have had plenty of reports from the streams and all have been good.

*Kieran had some fun on the Euc and got this great coloured brown on the weekend.  Fish was weighed in the net, before release and went 1.8kg.

*Dan Williams got this pretty fish on the weekend and as you can see water levels are fantastic at present.

Lake Eucumbene:-  Rising and at a good temperature now has been firing both daytime and evenings.

We have had multiple reports of 10 plus fish sessions from individual anglers in the last few days and while not all fish are large there is plenty to have some fun with, especially if you use a lighter rod like a 4 wt.

Mudeyes, ants, termites, hoppers and beetles have have made up a the majority of fish stomach contents. 

There are still many fish jumping for damsels and dragonflies on the wing and while they can be a little frustrating it is good to see so many fish moving.

Nymphing, streamers, or small sinking mudeye patterns have been productive during the day, while muddler or similar mudeye patterns have been very good after dark.

*Kieran O'Shannassy and Simon Lim caught 20 fish between them on friday night on mudeye style patterns and wooly buggers.

*Mick Couvee managed nine fish on the same night in a different part of the lake.  A foam mudeye/damsel pattern worked a treat.

*Fished after work Monday and only caught one before dark, though I saw plenty moving.  Tied on a muddler as the light vanished and caught nine fish in fifteen casts!  Third best individual session I have had this season as far as numbers go.

Best areas have been Braemar, Buckenderra, Seven Gates, and Cobrabald.

Lake Jindabyne:-  Jindabyne reports have been quiet over the past week.  But should have cooled enough to be doing similar things as Eucumbene with the mudeyes.  Fish quality has been better in Jindabyne but they can be a little harder to catch.

Lake Tantangara : No reports

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-  Some good numbers of fish about but a mixture of quality.  Leadcoring has been the best overall with the Coppermine Cobrabald, Middilingbank area being very consistent.


Several reports of double bags being caught in a session have come through with flatline tassies in y82, Holographic and Y94 being real killers.


One angler passed throug the shop to pick up a couple of lures at around 10am on Sunday.  He headed out to Middilingbank and trolled out of his kayak.  He was back at the store around 4:30pm and had caught ten fish.  That is fantastic session.  Holographic tassies were THE lure.


Jindabyne:-  Some great quality rainbows with fish over the kilo mark have been getting caught by those using two to three colours of leadcore.  


All reports from Jinde have been good with some excellent quality fish being taken.  Leadcore and flatlines have been working.

Best report was thirteen in a session with # 94 tassie working very well

Bait Fishing

Reports have continued to be great with fish being taken on mudeyes.Mudeyes under a bubble are the obvious best baits but also Powerbait is working well.


Seven Gates, Dam wall and Middilingbank in Eucumbene


Jindabyne reports have been a little slow but the fishing should keep improving with the cooler conditions.  Creel bay, Sids, Hatchery would be well worth a look at the moment.

Lake Levels

Eucumbene   33.8%

Jindabyne      76.8%  

Tantangara    26.3%


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.

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