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Archive Date: 22/07/2011


Some excellent fishing on the weekend in the lakes. Rivers are now closed to fishing but the lakes remain open year round and will continue to fish well right through winter.

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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.

Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2011.

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Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday 8am - 5.30pm

Sunday 9am -4:00pm


Fly Fishing

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne has been great in the evenings and there is plenty of good polaroiding opportunities when the weather is good. Searching with a woolly bugger will produce a few nice ones or just wander the bank looking for fish and cast a small wet or nymph at any fish found cruising. There is still a heap of weed in many of the bays that is drawing the fish in to the food that it holds. Best areas are the snowy arm, kalkite, waste point, poo bay, Best fly_s woolly bugger black, B/H nymphs, remember pick your days and the fishing should be good start walking and you will see some good brown in close.

Lake Eucumbene

The lake has been a little better in the Anglers Reach area with a few good rainbows and browns being taken in the evening.  The fish are not coming in for very long, but there have been some good browns and rainbows being caught.  Most are around the 900gm to 1 kg mark.  Fish quality has been excellent.  There are still enough of those fat browns around to keep most anglers happy. If you are fishing out off a boat there have been good fish caught close to the shore. Fishing will be very slow in the next few weeks if you dont pick the right spots. So start looking for some good drop-offs and weedy areas and count down your fly to see where the fish are sitting this is working very well.

Best flies have been woolly buggers, mountain shrimp, fuzzy wuzzy, woolly worms and beadhead nymphs Best areas have been Seven Gates, Cemetary point, Anglers Reach and Buckenderra

Lake Tantangara


A good number of fish cruising the edges early and late at present so well worth a look.

Best flys are B/H Nymph and wooly buggers. If anyone has any trolling reports off tantangara

Or bait fishing just send them in thanks.


Trolling and Spinning


Jindabyne has produced few reports this week.  There are still some good fish to be caught in Jinde but early starts are the key to catching them especially when the weather is super calm.  some nice fish taken trolling around the outside of the weed beds in many of the bays.   Blade lures and stiffy lures would do well on the big browns as will the rainbow squidies lures Rapala X-Raps and Jointed minnows are working as well. Still good reports of good fish have been court around the snowy arm and Kalkite.

Tassie Devils 48, Y36, Y48, Y82, Y90, YFR, 26, PP, strike pro blades, Rainbow Squidgies x-raps, jointed rapalas


Trolling has been good overall with many lure types producing fish.  Leadcore in deeper water has been a good producer over the last two weeks.  . Trout pattern minnows in strike pro blades, Attacks, RMG Scorpions, Rebels, and rainbow squidgies are great lures to try.  Try some of the larger merlin lures down deep to search out the bigger browns. few boys from Canberra had a good weekend at buckenderra trolling minnow lures and blades.

Tassie Devils 27, Y36, YFR, 55, Y48, strike pro blades , x-raps , Jointed rapalas


Eucumbene bait fishing


The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been very good with Powerbait taking some good catches.  Worms under a bubble float have come into their own now with the cooler weather Rainbows are loving Powerbait and Scrubbies in the Buckenderra arm and also Seven Gates with many anglers catching their bags.  Lime twist, Fl.Orange, chunky chartreuse, Rainbow candy has been the popular favourite this week. Best areas are Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.

Buckenderra has been fishing really well with worm and power bait best report was 30 fish in one night on worms.


Best tip worms under a bubble float and power bait 1 meter long lead



Jindabyne bait fishing

Bait fishing has been excellent with some good catches of mostly   Rainbows in Jindabyne.  Powerbait and Scrubworms have been the best baits. Areas to look at in Jindabyne are Kalkite, Hatchery Bay, Creel Bay, Sids Bay, Clay Pits, Stinky Bay and Hayshed Bay. Jindabyne has been fishing well all we need is some photos and you can send them to   thanks

Best powerbait. Pink nuggets, Fl Orange, Lime Twist, Rainbow Candy. worms


  yes we have  grubs in stock now

Jhonny Scrubworm Followed the fishing Almanac with the moon Phase at 1st Qtr on Friday 24th June

At 5.27pm and had a ball landing 1 brown at 1.9kg +1.6kg and 5 Rainbows Releasing 3 rainbows 1 slab & 2 rats.

On craigs nightime with flouro body size 8from 5pm to 8pm.

Yes he did this all with his eyes closed 




Hello everyone not a bad weekend @ Buckenderra the weather got a little wild and woolly but the fishing was still great. With the strong winds there wasn't to much trolling going on but of the bank fantastic.


We had some of the guys casting in the shallows with rapalla's and caught 3 nice brown all around 2kg weight a@ 48,55 & 58cm long they were happy men.


We also had Shorty catch some nice rainbows with squidgies and blades.


As for the powerbait men it was business as usual most bagging out over the weekend the popular colours chunky cheese,orange and chunky chartreus.


Finally to James couldn't get in his boat over the weekend because of the wind done well casting from the bank... rainbows averaging around 40cm a little light in weight but happy with his catch when the wind died down this morning he took the boat out started trolling with tassie devil and caught a beautiful brown 60cm long weighing in at 2.7kg...Awesome work James.


Thats it from beautiful Buckenderra

Have a good week everyone






                                                     Me scotty and medz at buckenderra trolling


                                                                                Jay Allen










                    Phillip Workman with a 9lb brown he cought in April at Tantangara.

                    Finished off by getting the fish done by Skins Alive. well done phil



                      " by Jhonny scrubworm"







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It takes a tinnie tragedy to learn a lifejacket lesson

Tinnies have the highest fatality rate, with most accidents occurring on waters you would hardly rate as hostile.

It sometimes takes a shocking death to highlight the importance of lifejackets. Boat owners and buyers must take note before the boating authorities are forced to crack down further.

It was with gut-wrenching dismay that I read news reports this week about the body of a teenage girl being found after a tinnie tragedy on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle NSW.

As someone employed in the business of pleasure, and the father of similar-aged children, it struck doubly hard. How the girl's family and friends must be feeling is unfathomable.

With hindsight it's easy to see how the incident could've been avoided. The winds were strong, the chop big, the occupants inexperienced. None of the three teens on board was wearing a PDF, though there were some in the boat.




Children aged under 12 must now wear a lifejacket at all times on boats less than 4.8 metres. - Maritimes  NSW Maritime ©

NSW Maritime responded with a media release again warning of the importance of lifejackets.

The authority has already cracked down hard in recent times. Lifejackets are compulsory for children under 12, anyone boating alone, or at night when in a boat less than 4.8 metres, and for everyone on board a boat less than 4.8 metres when on alpine waters or offshore.

It is the skipper's responsibility to ensure passengers are wearing a lifejacket at times of heightened risk.

Statistics show that tinnies have the highest associated fatality rate. Admittedly they're the most popular type of boat in Australia and New Zealand but most accidents occur on waters that you would hardly rate as hostile.

In the past I've tested small forward-steer runabouts that were almost impossible to drive one-up because of the alarming heel. One shipped water over the aft quarter as I went into a routine turn.

And there are basic, two-thwart tinnies in the system that will sink in the event of a swamping or capsize. Three foam-filled seats should provide sufficient buoyancy but many buyers favour the open floor of a two-seater.

The case rekindled a childhood memory of a similar trip we made on Port Stephens on the NSW coast. As the wind built to over 30 knots we headed for the nearest shore.

Dad prudently decided to hire a taxi for the drive back to home, where we picked up our car and trailer and returned.

It added three hours to the day and the taxi fare exceeded $100 but, some 35 years later, I am here to write about it.

Mark Rothfield


Lake Levels                     

Eucumbene   34.0 %     

Jindabyne      82.2 %

Tantangara    22.5 %


Trout Festival


SAT 29TH OCT to Fri 4TH Nov 2011



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