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Archive Date: 24/09/2011


We have some great news for the keen fly anglers today. We finally have our new range of Sage Ones in stock, so if you are in the area come in for a cast with our staff out on our casting pad.

As the Season opens on the 1st of October the maritime services will be out in force doing their job. So make sure you water craft are up to par with current safety standards, if you are not sure contact Ph 13 12 56 or website:

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 hand written licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can only do them online with your MasterCard or Visa in the shop.

Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2011. Only 8 Days but whos counting.

Store Trading Hours

Mon-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm

Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday 8am - 5.30pm

Sunday 9am -4:00pm


Lake Jindabyne fly:

The lake has been fishing really well and numbers of fly reports are coming in. With the lake level as it now you can expect to have plenty of fish in close feeding fairly well. Some anglers have been reporting of 30 fish in a single session over the afternoons in East Jindabyne area. 

Best flys at present are Mrs Simpson brown ,Mrs Simpson olive. Woolly buggers Olive & Black, B/H Nymphs black, Fuzzy Wuzzys, Williams Goldfish.


Best areas are Poo Bay, Dam Wall, Snowline Park, Hatchery Bay, East Jindabyne, Kalkite.

"The most productive area is still the Snowline Park"


Lake Eucumbene fly:

The lake is picking up in all areas when you can pick the right weather. Danny Spelic was up with one of his classes from the Canberra C.I.T and they had a great outing at Frying pan. They reported that the area is fishing well and everyone from the class had caught a few fish each. With the lake levels rising so are the feeding grounds and Frying Pan is really picking up. When deciding on what areas to fish take your time to do your home work on what the bays have to offer as food sources for the fish. Over at seven gates the fishing has been pretty consistent in size and healthy numbers all round. Take care as most of the productive bays have lots of thistles and weeds in the first 5 meters of the bank, this can be very frustrating watching your fish get away.


Flys that are performing well are Mrs Simpson Brown, Mrs Simpson Olive, Woolly Bugger in Black and Olive. Bead head Nymphs in Black and Olive. 


Tantangara Reservoir  We have only had one report from the area and that was last week, So I hope to have more over the next few weeks as there was a competition over the weekend up at the reservoir.


Trolling and Spinning



Eucumbene trolling reports have been good many anglers getting ready for the season opening and the few keen ones have been coming up early with some nice results. So far the Old Adaminaby, Dam wall, Buckenderra , seven gates are still fishing well.

Current Tassies colours are Y48, PP, 36, Y36, 81, Y82, 88, Y05, 48

Also Snowy mountains minnows are back in action and doing well.

The Pegrons in Pm2, Pm7, Pm8.Rapalas in floating and broken back are doing well in the following series,F7,F5, F9 in Rainbow trout, Brown trout.


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 caravan Park. 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 Squidgies lures, Rapala X-Raps and Jointed minnows are working as well. Pegron in Pm2 , Pm7, Pm8 are coming back in to the wing of things.





Bait fishing has been fairly good with some nice reports of rainbows and Browns being taken on power bait in Chunky cheese, Lime Twist, Rainbow Candy and Scrub worms. Buckenderra has been the best area to fish with good size brown taking worms and believe it or not on the power bait as Angler Kurt ScBest locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Breamer Bay and the Dam wall.



Jindabyne is picking up quite well with reports of some partys bagging out after only a few hours on the banks. They fish have been caught on Power bait under scrub worm and some reports show mudeyes are coming in to the swing of things. If the weather allow if you cannot go past a worm under a bubble float and hold on as the big browns take off with it.


From Buckenderra

Fishing at Buckenderra was incredible this week by all reports.Dillon Luill aged 6 caught his first ever fish on a Tassie devil #36 it was a Brown trout at 1.5Kg. Also on the trolling side of events Dennis Hinde caught a 10lb 5 oz brown on red and gold Tassie #43. Jarrod Casey caught a 8lb 3 oz on Y49 Tassie and it was 66.9cm long. The Coffey brothers Sam and Tom caught 4lb 6oz and 3lb 4oz respectively spinning on Tassie devil #69. Some of the fly fishermen were doing well once the winds dropped off. Bait wise in Buckenderra is still going strong power bait and scrub worms.


From the high country of Khancoban

A few guys had to do some work up at Khancoban way and went fishing in the afternoon and came up with a few little Red fin on the troll. She was pregnant and weight in at 2.5Kg, she inhaled the purple stump jumper.

Cheers the Team at the Alpine Angler.

Lake Levels
Eucumbene 43.3 %
Jindabyne 83.3 %
Tantangara 24.3%


Trout Festival


Snowy Mountains Trout Festival 2011
This years 38th annual Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival will be run from Saturday the 29th of October to Friday the 4th of November 2011.  The last weigh in time will be 10am on Friday morning.
Remember all you have to do is enter this years event and attend the prize presentation to be in the draw for the Fantastic new Quintrex 385 Explorer boat, with 20hp Yamaha motor and trailer prize valued at over $7500.00 ! This years competition is made possible with the continued support from Yamaha Motor Aust. who have donated the fabulous 20 hp motor in conjunction with Ken's Marine Canberra, who have supplied the new Quintrex 385 Explorer boat and trailer. We thank Yamaha , Quintrex and Ken's Marine for their generosity and hope that you will be able to support them in future.
 We again have this year for 2nd prize  the Hobie Kayak valued at approx. $3000.00 and we have introuced a 3rd prize being a Waeco 2 way, 50 litre Fridge Freezer valued at $1500.00
This years prize presentation will be held at the Berridale Community Hall from 2pm on Friday the 4th of November 2011.  There will be hot food,soft drinks and beer available for sale with catering being supplied by the  Adaminaby CWA  and the Berridale Hotel.
You also have the chance of winning $1000 worth of quality tackle for each fishing category. Our ability to make these prizes available is due to the strong support from some of Australia's leading tackle wholesalers, EJ Todd & Son, JM Gillies, Pure Fishing, Clarkson Imports, Dunphy Sports, & Saga Tackle. Combined with the strong support from local business's helps make this a fishing event not to be missed.
There will be daily  "secret weight cash prizes" for brown trout and rainbow trout valued as much as $1000.00 each.
We're also maintaining the prize pool on the  Clubs/Team Category at $1000.00 CASH !
There will also be the prized Festival Beer Glasses for the largest rainbow and largest brown trout recorded at each weigh-in center.


The committee hopes that you will enjoy the fishing and sites which the beautiful Snowy Mountains area has to offer,and look forward to seeing you all again.


Weigh In Centres
 Adaminaby Angler (02) 6454 2260
Anglers Reach
 Anglers Reach Caravan Park (02) 6454 2223

Anglers Reach Lakeside Village  (02) 6454 2276
 Braemar Bay Holiday Park  (02) 6456 8805
 Buckenderra Holiday Village (02) 6453 7242
 Snowy Mountains Sports (02)6456 2530
Jindabyne East
 Snowy Valley Serv ice Centre (02 ) 6456 7112
Old Adaminaby
 Rainbow Pines Tourist Park (02) 6454 2317
Providence Portal
 Providence Holiday Park (02) 6454 2357


Details on Lake Eucumbene's an Jindabynes levels @
Downloadable 2011 entry forms click EntryForms at top of page


Got any reports from the local lakes ? If so, email them along with pictures to for inclusion in our weekly report.






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