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Archive Date: 08/12/2011


We have our new range of Sage Ones in stock from 3WT through to 7WT 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.

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Rivers:- Are now open.

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The rivers are fishing really well regardless of the rains over the last few weeks.
At this time of the year with the ever chaning weather conditions you have to be on the spot to catch a hatch and most reports are coming back as dry fly are still the go.
Lure fishermen are doing well regardless of conditions, the fish have been in good health and size. The lures that are working well in the rivers are the Celta Size 1,2,3 in Trout colours and the tradational Green & Black, Red & Black, and Raphala flaoting F-3 in all colours.

Lake Jindabyne fly:

The lake has been fishing well when you can pick the days with good weather. But no reports have come in over the last weeks.

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:

Here we have a few phtos from the Sturgeon brothers and Mick on a lazy nitght out on Buckenderra arm.

Here we have Sturgeon JR with a nice trout.

Here we have Sturgeon Senior with a lovely Eucumbene trout.

And not to be out done by the boys, Mick with Brown.

Frying Pan

After calling in at the shop last Wednesday (17/11/11) to stock up and get the latest reports I headed off to Frying Pan with my mates Gunter and Bob.

Tried bait fishing in the late afternoon and found the lake was on fire. Any type of Powerbait/ Gulp seemed to work. Gunter bagged out within 2 hours - all fish were much the same size.

There were lots of snags around due to the high water level and it was only after losing three fish to snags that I started getting runs on the board


In what turned out to be one of the most one sided competitions in the history of the event, Australia took out the coveted trans Tasman Oceania Fly Fishing Championships from New Zealand and Sth Africa at Adaminaby on the weekend under the guidance of team captain Pat Kennedy.

Team manager Danny Spelic described the victory as one of the best by an Australian team in recent history with Australia Green and Gold finishing in 1st and 2nd place respectively, and New Zealand 'Silver' finishing 3rd.  

The individual winners were:

Craig Coltman - VIC  (Australia Green) Gold Medal
Mark Bulley - NSW (Australia Gold) Silver Medal
Phillip Luff (Sth Africa) - Bronze Medal

Of the top 10 anglers at the end of competition, 8 were Australians,  with the remaining 2 Aussie team members finishing in 12th and 13th respectively.  

Largest Fish in the River (Murrumbidgee) was a 58cm brown caught by Mike Nolan (Australia Gold)
Largest Fish in Lake (Eucumbene) was a 63 cm brown caught by Daniel Factor (Sth Africa)

The total number of fish caught  over the 2 and a half days of competition (5 x 3 hour sessions) was 376. The most fish caught by an angler in a single 3 hour session was 28 fish by Craig Coltman (Australia) on the Murrumbidgee River in the first session of the competition on Friday morning.

Despite the one sided result, the Kiwis will be keen to make amends at the up-coming Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships to be contested by 16 teams from 12 countries in Tasmania in February 2012. Australia will again be represented by 2 teams and will be defending the Commonwealth Trophy after winning the event in Wales in 2010. The Australian teams for the 2012 Commonwealth Championships are as follows:

Australia Gold:

1 Vern Barby (VIC)
2 Joe Riley (TAS)
3 Rick Sunderland (NSW)
4 Jonathon Stagg (TAS)
5 Brian Hughes (VIC)
6 Craig Carey (TAS)

Australia Green:

1 Emilio Caggiano (NSW)
2 John Fisher (NSW)
3 Christopher Bassano (TAS)
4 Lubin Pfeiffer (SA)
5 Danny Spelic (NSW)
6 Steve Seclier (WA)

Special thanks to the Adaminaby Angling Club and the town of Adaminaby for their support, Bolaro Station for access to the Murrumbidgee, and to Fly Fish Australia for organising and hosting the event.

Australia Team Gold (L-R) Tom Watson, Brett Fazackerley, Pa Kennedy (Capt), Mark Bulley, Paul Brabham, Rick Sunderland

 Australia Team Green (L-R) Malcolm Crosse (President FFA), Danny Spelic (Manager), Mr Gregory (Bolaro Station), Craig Coltman, Pat Kennedy, Paul Ellis, Geoff Naylor, Mike Nolan, Mark Hobbs (front)

Individual Winners (L-R with medals) Craig Coltman(Gold), Mark Bulley (Silver) Phillip Luff (Bronze)
Malcolm Cross (President FFA) and Jill Mandeno (President FFNZ)

Hi Guys

I fished Eucumbene for the festival from the 28th to the 4th Oct with great weather and the lake looking good amongst the grass and thistles.  Fished hard mostly north of the holiday village to middling bank. finding rainbows feeding deep and the browns in close amongst the thistles taking beetle, stick caddis and the odd yabby pattern mostly later in the day but some mornings.   Fish also took to a small dry beetle pattern cast to them during the heat of  the day.  There was one morning and a few  nights that were magic but for the rest they were tentative but struck hard if decided.  I weighed in a brown and a rainbow each day and tallied 30+ for the week including these three which took very small basic patterns in close.  Thanks for the reports guys! I hope this helps.  Thanks to Buckenderra holiday village during the festival and for my mates stopping in for a fish or two; Slav, Wally, Rocket, Phil, Shane and Adrian. Congrats to Johnny Hertzog for taking out the biggest on Fly and Overall Winner!

Marc Conlon


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. Hammils Killer, Craig's Night Time.

Tantangara Reservoir

Still not current reports.

Trolling and Spinning


Hey Boys
Thought you may be able to use this in your next report 6pounder caught on a rapala close to Bremar bay Caravan Park on a trip by Bene Brothers Fishing club where we caught around 50 fish over a four day period mainly on the troll with pink tassy devils and the occasional one of the bank on power bait and scrubbys with a few green cans thrown in for good measure.

Cheers PaulCheers Paul 

Current Tassie s colours are Y48, PP, 36, Y36,Y62 81, Y82, 88, Y05, 48 ,YFR 

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, Gulp PUmkin seed, Gulp Ranibow minnow Rapala X-Raps and Jointed minnows are working as well.

Bait fishing


Good Afternoon,


The lake has been performing really well regardless of the water releases and the storms that have passed through. Mudeyes are picking up and performing strongly against the Powerbait.

From Buckenderra

Big weekend at Buckenderra with another fishing comp on, the wind and rain did not deter the fisherman.
There largest fish  was 2.11kg clean this was caught trolling on yellow wing Tassie devil the yellow wings are doing very well at the moment. Scrubworms  have been doing there job with the largest over the week 1.24kg brown.

The bank fishing has been the most popular I have to mention that the Gulp salmon eggs  done very well over the weekend with everyone catching 4 or 5 rainbow all pan size.
The fly fishing is starting with a nice rainbow caught with a Glen Innes grasshopper masquerading as a midge ball.

Most over the weekend were around 40cm and looking very healthy.
As the weather is warming up you can see the trout rising in the evenings so it is a great time to get up to Buckenderra.
Happy fishing everyone from the Team at Buckenderra

This is Jack from the Spanish embassy caught his brown on a Tassie devil and it weighed in at 1.80kg



Great early morning start at Lake Eucumbene (5-10am) Sunday 13th November. After a few medium rainbows, I hooked this 55cm brown (1.7kg after gutting and degilling) - perhaps a little surprised as this brown took a Powerbait and really took to the air when he spotted me!

Callan Cain


Hi guys – Heeded up to Jindy with a couple of mates on Saturday. Gave down rigging a go for the first time and ended up with a three nice browns between us.
Fish were caught in about 8m of water around wast point. Best lure was a jointed rapala (J7) in Brown trout.

Lake Levels

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