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Archive Date: 17/08/2011



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 now the weather is good. Searching with a B/H green Nymphs will produce a few nice ones or just wander the bank looking for fish and cast a small black woolly bugger at any fish found cruising. There is still a heap of weed in many of the bays with the lake still coming up  . Best areas are the snowy arm, kalkite, waste point, poo bay, Best flyi 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. . The big browns are looking for some nice warm bays so it would be worth a look for them .

Polaroiding is still an option for Browns in the Dam Wall area or searching with a streamer on an intermediate sinking line, will find you fish during the day if visibilty is limited. Best area to do this is the dam wall and some of the steeper shores adjacent to this. Try using Olive Matukas, Beadhead Woolly Buggers, and nymphs.


Lake Eucumbene

The lake has been a much better in the Buckenderra area with a few good browns and Rainbows 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. 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.

now the days are getting warmer the big browns are starting to come in closer well worth walking around buckenderra.

best areas arebuckenderra, seven gates, dam wall.

best fly's are black woolly buggers, B/H Nymphs, Mrs Simpsons, woolly worms


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 fly_s 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. best areas to fish around the dam wall, poo bay down below the jindabyne club, snowline caravanPark. things have been a little slow so your lure selection is important.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 a little slow so remember your lure selection is important.. 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






Bait fishing has been fairly good with some nice reports of rainbows being taken on powerbait and worms. While not all anglers are taking their bags, the browns quality has made up for it.buckenderra has been the best area to fish with good size brown taking worms and beleve it or not on the power bait so if you want a good weekend fishing i would be heading to buckenderra.

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




Jindabyne has produced a few fish too over the weekend with worms being the dominating bait. Winter is a great time for chasing rainbows on power bait and though it is cold, these fish will give many anglers a heap of fun and food over the next couple of months.  Best areas are poo bay, dam wall, clay pitts, snowline park





 Thought I should share this beauty with you guys.

 Attached is a photo taken on Monday 18 July at around 10.30pm.

 The angler is my son Hayden Jenkins, he is 14 years old. This is Haydens first brown trout and by far the biggest trout he has ever caught (in fact he has now out fished his dad!). I have also included a photo to show the length of Haydens fish.

 The fish was caught at Kalkite, Lake Jindabyne. The fish weighed in at 6.2lbs (2.8kgs) and was caught on 3kg line using Bardy Grub.

 Thanks to the friendly team at the Alpine Angler, the free advice and quality bait made a good trip even better.


 John Jenkins











Hi Mick
Wednesday evening had a couple hours wetting a line at Jindy, Chunky Cheese
nuggets was the flavor of the night with 3 rainbows (1 is a nice fish) also
worms accounted for 1 more.
Looks as though we might have some excellent dam levels come spring and the
fish are good order.







This is the awesome fish caught at Buckenderra on the weekend.

Cheers Terri

Caught 30-7-11 Brown Trout 68cm long 9.6lb weight. Rod used was a sage Z- AXIS #5
Matched with a sage model 4550 reel.
Line 6 weight Worcestershire fly line with Maxima leader and 5lb Sunline Siglon FC Tippet. Fish took aprox. 15mins to land.







Hi all,

I know I keep saying it but another great week of fishing... what can I say its all happening here.We had plenty of bank fisherpersons  a lot of rainbow caught on power bait... orange and chunky cheese with  most caught just under a kilo and between 35 to 40cm in length.Louie went spinning of the bank  with a 4 gm Lofty and caught a great size brown weighing in at 3.8kg.And Dale went fly fishing with his own home made nymph and caught a 9lb brown I will get a photo asap to you all.

Nothing to report with trolling at the moment.

Most fish were caught in the shallows.

Have a great week.




Cheers mick


Lake Levels


Eucumbene    36.1 %

Jindabyne       80.3 %

Tantangara     26.4 %



Trout Festival


SAT 29TH OCT to Fri 4TH Nov 2011



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