The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is just around the corner and people are already calling up to get the hot spots and orders in on lures,Fly's etc.Okay we are now ready for the onslaught of the trout festival and we are stocked up to the roof with Scrub worms, Mudeyes, Power Bait, grubs.
The Cobbitty Aids Leukaemia Fund or CALF is holding its charity fund raising at Buckenderra Holiday Park from the 21st-23rd October. Call the park if you are interested in attending.
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: www.maritime.nsw.gov.au
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:
This is the only report we have had this last fortnight form Jindabyne.
G day fellas I fished lake jindy last week from weds the 28th of sept until sat 1st of oct every arvo until dark
I used a combo of wet fly and the snowy minnow from 4 pm after the days skiing up in the mountains!!!
in total a landed 6 fish from 0.5 kg to my personal best 3.76kg brown the lake is on fire at
moment with water flooding many grass filled bays and lots of big fish looking around for food very
frustrating at moment I loss may fish in weeds and large submerged rocks I managed to hook a large
atlandic salmon in the 4 kg bracket on the snowy minnow after a 10 minute fight and close to finished the
hook pulled from his large jaw!!!!! I was total shattered with the loss but half a hour later I landed the huge brown next bay over so my day was saved from total disappointment!!! anyway this fish is getting mounted at skins alive will be ready at xmas best area I fished would be the west side around hatchery bay pick a windy and cloudy day and you will do very well with fly or minnow
best I have fished at jindy cheers Ben Pearson
The Thredbo is still fishing well and you do have to walk to get to them but it is worth the walk as this lucky angler Stewert Gordon found out.
Best flies 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.
I called in to the shop on friday to pick up a couple of black nymphs. Glad I did as I landed four fish that night. First fish was a rainbow around the 2lb mark, second fish one the same and then the action started at dark with a 3lb brown followed by a magnificient 6 lb male brown. We had a great time at fryingpan thanks to Dawn and Barry and came away with seven fish. The nymph was fished mid water and slow to medium retrieve.
Nice fish Paul very nice.
Father and son combonation of Rod & Mitchell Dickins had a great trip on the lake.
Visited your great part of the world last Thursday / Friday Sat & part Sun with my 12 yr old son Mitchell . Whilst we stopped by the shop on the way down we didnt get a chance on the way home to give you a snapshot of how we went. We stayed at Anglers Reach Lakeside Village . The fishing overall was great with the majority of our effort focussed on both the top section of the lake and the river just above where it joined the lake .
We caught over 40 fish over the two and a bit days , and not surprisingly all but two were rainbows . Whilst we saw the odd fish rise , all fish were caught with bead head nymphs either on the drift in the river , or stripping in the lake . Most fish were around the half kilo mark with the biggest probably going 1 ½ Kilo . They were all in great condition and pulled particularly hard for their size . Many regurgitated frogs ( which we saw plenty of on the road at night ) . No doubt there is a lot of food being washed down the Eucumbene river and small tributaries at the moment so the fishing should only get better over the next month or so as it warms up.
Flies 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.
Helga Alexander and her husband are had a great day troling, Here we have Helga with a lovely rainbow Trout, sorry guys but the photo of your hubby did not work, so he will have to catch another fish to get on the web report.
Current Tassie s colours are Y48, PP, 36, Y36, 81, Y82, 88, Y05, 48 ,YFR
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.
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.
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.
Jindabyne is still fishing really well regardless of the releasing of the waters. 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.
Young Lochlan Giulaini went out with his family and out fished his father as usual so I hear. Great fish Lachlan may it be the begining of many more to come for you.
The Calf Fishing copetition is on at Buckenderra this week. Calf stands for Cobbity Aids Leukaemia Fund
It will be on from the 21st-23rd Oct, so if you are free call the park and direct your inquiries to the park.
Busy weekend at Buckenderra alot of boats around and the trolling is picking up we are still being told they are being caught in the shallows and a lot around the trees the Viking fishing club caught 17 rainbow and 48 brown the largest cleaned weighed 2.55kg caught on various Tassie devils but black and red the most popular, very similar reports all weekend with the Tassie devils and a lot of browns caught. Martin caught a nice brown on a yellow and black Tassie early in the morning weighing 2.1kg.Rainbow trout rapallas were also used and nice 1 to 1 1/2kg browns caught on those. On the bank the scrub worms done well and the powerbait chunky cheese, pink and orange were all popular with a lot of rainbows on the end of the lines. Fly fisherman found it hard work over the weekend although the nymphs seem to do quite well..