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Archive Date: 05/08/2011


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

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Fly Fishing

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne has been great in the mornings 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 flys 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. There has been some strong wind about so pick your days early mornings would be the best. The big browns are looking for some nice warm bays so it would be worth a look after them windy days.



Lake Eucumbene

The lake has been a little better in the Buckenderra 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. .  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 after the windy days so get into them big bays thats where you will find the bigger fish. 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. There has been some good Browns around Buckenderra. Woolly buggers have been working well and black B/H Nymphs are keeping the big fish interested.

Best flies have been woolly buggers, mountain shrimp, fuzzy Wuzzy, woolly worms and bead head nymphs Best areas have been Seven Gates, Cemetery point, Anglers Reach and Buckenderra. the last week the big browns have been moving around buckenderra and getting very excited at the B/H Nymphs black, brown, green.



Lake Tantangara


A good number of fish cruising the edges early and late at present so well worth a look reports that the fish are moving around in the shallows so on a good sunny day this would be the place to go.

Best flys are B/H Nymph and woolly buggers.

If you can get up there it would be worth a fish.


Trolling and Spinning


Jindabyne has produced few reports this week.  There are still some good fish to be caught in Jindabyne 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. Reports that east Jindabyne is fishing very well

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


Trolling has been good overall with many lure types producing fish.  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. The boys from Canberra had a good weekend again at buckenderra trolling minnow lures and blades so if you are going trolling get your minnows out of the box you should have a good time. Buckenderra is fishing very well.

Tassie Devils 27, Y36, YFR, 55, Y48, strike pro Blades , x-raps , Jointed Rapalas

Eucumbene Bait fishing

Bait fishing has been fairly good with some nice reports of Rainbows and Browns being taking on power Bait and Grubs. Buckenderra has been fishing well with good Reports of Browns being caught on Grubs and Rainbows on the Power Bait.

Power bait Orange, chunky Cheese, Rainbow and Grubs are the go

Best areas are Buckenderra, Dam wall, Seven Gates,





Jindabyne bait fishing

Bait fishing has been excellent with some good catches of mostly   Rainbows in Jindabyne.  Power bait and Grubs 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 all reports are coming from East Jindabyne so worth a look At Rushs bay has been fishing very well.  Any photos you can send them to  

thanks mick


Wow what a week we have had here @ Buckenderra it has been busy with school holidays and have had a lot of fisherpersons about.


Trolling at the beginning of the week has been quite but  Jay arrived  on Saturday trolled in the shallows  and caught 25 all nice size and decent weights on Tassie devils. We have Karl that also went out and caught a nice brown 55cm @  1.74kg with Tassie devil number y48 eucumbene bomber.


Fly fisherman caught a few on Woolly buggers and black nymphs mainly later in the afternoon.


Bank fisherman it has been awesome 1st we had Wendy caught a great brown around Wainui bay 60cm long and 2.8kg in weight on lime power bait and through the week we had good catches on the power bait the favourites orange and  chunky cheese most people bagging out most under a kilo and around the 35cm size in length.


Finally Alf and Tony caught a 3.1kg brown @ 75cm in length at 4.10 yesterday afternoon off the bank it was fantastic and they were using lime twist they were over the moon I have a photo attached.


So from Buckenderra happy fishing everyone because they certainly are here.






Fished buckenderra last Saturday, trolled up 25 fish most small, Billy and myself got same good ones kept 4 rainbows released the rest

Jay Allen




Hi Guys
Here is a picture of my youngest daughters first trout. She caught two rainbows in the Buckenderra arm on her first attempt, the second she reeled in all herself, she is 2 1/2 years old, stubborn and very strong willed, she refused help and said "I do it myself".
Picture of Emily Rose with proud dad Matt.
Regards                                                                                                                                                                  Matt  Rose




 well done Emily from the Alpine Angler



Hi Michael,
These are pictures of some of the fish that my son, Aouni, and I caught at East Jindabyne...
The fish that were taken on bait were taken mostly on Orange Pulp Gulp, like I had told you on our phone conversation. The rest were caught spinning with blades.
Image 078.JPG (in attachments) brown trout weighed 1.8kg 57cm taken on Lime Twist by fluke. Sorry about image quality, I had no flash on my iPhone. Had to use my headlamp as a light source.Annoyed

Enjoy the rest of the photos. Smile

Cheers, Ahmad





Lake Levels  

Eucumbene   35.0 %     

Jindabyne      80.2 %

Tantangara    24.9 %


Trout Festival


SAT 29TH OCT to Fri 4TH Nov 2011



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