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Archive Date: 26/10/2011


The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is just around the corner and No we are not a weight in station this year. I do not know why but I have a sneaky suspicion that Mick wants to enter the competition. Okay we are now ready for the onslaught of the trout festival and we are stocked up to the roof with Tassie Devils at $14.95 for 3 standard 13.5 gms Tassies.Scrub worms, Mudeyes, Power Bait, grubs are ready and waiting.

The Gaden Trout Hacthery is hosting a "Family Picnic" on the 05/11/2011 Between 10am-4pm. It is a family day out with plenty of activitys for the whole family and live music. Gaden Hatchery is located at 224 Gaden Road Jindabyne Phone 02 6451 3400 for all further inquiries.

We have our new range of Sage Ones in stock from 3WT through to 6WT and they keep moving out the door so be quick. 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, 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:

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.

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

Finally we have a report from Tantangara.

Hi all, me and a few mates fished Tantangara over the weekend, ended up with 34 fish! Most were browns which were all taken on worms. Most of the rainbows were caught on a mixture of powerbait, most colours were taken. Biggest fish was a 2 1/2 lb rainbow. No fish caught at night..Not sure why!
Shayne from Canberra.

Shane and his crew from Canberra.


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.

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.


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 Lochlan may it be the begining of many more to come for you.


From Buckenderra

The fishing and weather were excellent over the weekend with several people bagging out each day.  Fish were caught by trolling with a wide range of lures working well and the bait fisherman had most success using power bait sherbet and lime twist were very popular. Scrub worms were also doing well.

We had a great brown caught over the weekend by Dennis Snowden trolling it weighed 8.42lb and was 67cm in length. We are hearing that they are being caught in deeper water.

 Alan Smith caught a nice brown 7.92lb on orange power bait I will send photos through nice work guys.

We also had a fishing tournament over the weekend 73 anglers weighed in fish with 271 rainbow trout and 80 brown trout caught averaging 490 grams clean weight.

The largest Rainbow Trout caught was 946 grams cleaned caught by Warren Robinson.

Largest Brown trout weighed 1996 grams cleaned caught by Dave Tinworth.



CALF 20th Annual Fishing Competition: Buckenderra Holiday Village  Lake Eucumbene 21st  23rd Oct. 2011.

Fishing Report:
Cobbitty Aids Leukaemia Funds 20th Annual trout fishing competition was held from 21st  to 23rd October at Buckenderra, Lake Eucumbene.  The event was held over three days from Friday to Sunday, with the dinner and auction held on the Saturday night.
A record 107 people entered the competition with several there for the social aspect rather than serious fishing, never the less 73 anglers weighed in fish with 271 rainbow trout and 80 brown trout caught averaging 490 grams clean weight.   This was just under the record number of fish caught in last years competition but the average weight was lower than in recent years.

The largest Rainbow Trout caught was 946 grams cleaned caught by Warren Robinson.

Largest Brown trout weighed 1996 grams cleaned caught by Dave Tinworth.

The winner is judged on the best five fish for each angler, with 10 fish allowed to be weighed in over the three days per angler. This years competition winner for the second successive year was Dave Tinworth with five fish weighed in at 6572 grams. Daves total weight was a record for the competition narrowly beating Gary Faulkners long standing record.

Junior winner was Zack Watson with five fish weighed in at 4032 grams which was third place overall which was a great result.

 The fishing and weather were excellent over the weekend with several competitors bagging out each day.  Fish were caught by trolling with a wide range of lures working well and the bait fisherman had most success using power bait.

This years event raised over $ 22,438.00 for R.P.A Haematology Unit, Sydney for research and patient care and included $6,815.00 raised by the family, friends and work mates of Mick Haynes for the Great Shave to remove half of Micks beard which was a highlight of the dinner and auction.  

The event is held every October at Buckenderra Holiday Village. The generosity from the fishing and boating industry is overwhelming. 

Thank you to the sponsors:
Buckenderra Holiday Village,
Alpine Angler,
Basser Millyard
Campbelltown Fishing Scene
Campbelltown Trophies,
Catch & Release Wear,
Eagles Automotive
Endeavour Energy
Express Chairs
Gabes Fishing and Boating,
Gloria Jeans Coffees Mount Annan
Go Electrical
HDT (Holden Dealer Team)
Horsley Park Gun Shop
Interpart Campbelltown
Loftys Lures
Lowrance fish finders
Mercury Marine
Mitre 10 Camden
MSB Waterways
MV Technologies
Panthers Group
Pure Fishing
Rodmar Landscaping
Shimano Fish
Siemens Ltd
For more details on next years event please contact Dennis Sandrone 02 46512622

Cheers the Team at the Alpine Angler.

Lake Levels
Eucumbene 46.3 %
Jindabyne 77.2%
Tantangara 32.5%


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 111

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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