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Archive Date: 04/10/2011


The rivers are finally open and plenty of fish to be found on the rivers and lakes and the reports are flowing in. We are stocked up with bait Mudeyes,Grubs,Scrub worms & powerbait for the school holidays.
We have our new range of Sage Ones in stock, so if you are in the area come with your own reel and have a cast with one of our staff members out on the pad.

Marine Time services are still on the lakes as we head in to last weeks of spring. 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:- Are now open.

Store Trading Hours

Mon-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm

Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday 8am - 5.30pm

Sunday 9am -4:00pm


Lake Jindabyne fly:

With the opening of the season over the last week we have not had to many reports from the lake anglers this week its all been the rivers on the fly. But last week the following happened, 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.

The Thredbo was in fine form as many anglers found out. Here we have Daniel Csillag with a nice 2lb Rainbow Trout on glow bug.

Best fly s 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:

On lake Eucumbene it had been really good fishing once you pick the right weather for it. With the lake rising so fast it you have plenty of areas to hide in. Most reports are coming through from Providence Portal, Anglers Reach, Old Adaminaby, Seven gates, Frying Pan, Buckenderra. It shows the lake is really starting to fire up and with the opening of the season we are expecting great times on the lake.

Fly s 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 still have not heard from any anglers whom come over the mountain and fish the reservoir. The reservoir is rising quite well and should increase with the current snow falls and rains. 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.

Jay Allen and family had a good day out on the lake making the best of the conditions.


Current Tassie s 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.


Fathers and son combination of Peter & Lachlan Hatch had a great morning session on the lake with young Lachlan taking a monster of a rainbow 2.6Kg on Tassie Devil #89. Good to see you keeping your dad on his toes Lachlan. The stomach was full of yabbies and with great condition of the fish it is going to be a good year on lake. There are still some good fish to be caught throughout the lake and with many families coming up to Jindabyne for the school holidays it is a great time for all.

Lachlan with his fantastic Rainbow Trout.

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


The bait fishing has been great and we are swamped with pictures, thank you to all whom stopped in and showed us the fish and supplied us with details.
Geoff Bleathman is one lucky angler who caught a Brown Trout weighing in at 2.5Kg and 61 cm long on Rainbow Candy under a scrub worm. He was so happy with his fish he was straight off to Skins Alive to have it mounted. Good one Geoff hope you get plenty more to mount.



Anglers are really happy with the way Jindabyne is fishing of late. The 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.

Some lucky anglers with nice browns from Jindy.



From Buckenderra

It may have been a wet weekend at Buckenderra but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the fisherman we were busy and some good fish caught.

Trolling has picked up most being caught close to bank and amongst the trees, various Tassie devils red and black, white and yellow wings with red spots done very well, weights were from 500gm to 1.4kg for the rainbows and our largest brown was caught by Gary Woods on a 52 Hornet weighing at 8lb 7oz.Loftys and rappelled were also getting nice browns. We had the Stephens camping and they caught 6 brown and 3 rainbow all on scrub worms. Fly fishing was tough with Mrs Simpsons and various nymphs being used. Power bait was very successful good browns on orange and chunky cheese done really well with a lot of rainbows caught. I will send photos separately.

Thats our report from the team at Buckenderra
Happy fishing everyone


Cheers the Team at the Alpine Angler.

Lake Levels
Eucumbene 44.8 %
Jindabyne 85.5 %
Tantangara 30.5%

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 introduced 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 centre.

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 Service 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.

The Team At The Alpine Angler
647 Snowy Mountains Highway
Pine Valley (Cooma) NSW 2630
Ph: (Aus) 02-6452-5538
Ph: (Intl) +61-2-6452-5538
Fax: 02-6452-5539

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