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Archive Date: 21/12/2011


As Christmas is approaching we are getting ready for the great summer season ahead.
Please remember to travel safe and play safe out on the roads and water ways.

The team at the shop would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New year.
We will be closed Christmas Day only this year.

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.

Marine Time services are 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 7am - 5.30pm

Sunday 8am -4:30pm


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

Harrie Sewter's 1st fish on fly, 10yrs old, caught near 7 gates on saturday afternoon.
3.9lb brown.

Check out that deep throat on that brown.

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 no current reports.

Trolling and Spinning


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.


Hello guys,
As promised – My daughter Lara and I fished Powerbait at Kalkite overnight Friday and left lunch Saturday.  We also cast around a few Tassie Devils from the shore.
At large, it was a very disappointing trip.  We started fishing at around 4.30pm Friday and we didn’t get a touch until 10.00pm Friday when Lara landed a Rainbow at around 900g.  With renewed hope we started again at 4.30am.  However it was quiet until at 7.30am Lara picked up this beautifully coloured little Brown which we released – but that was it.
We spoke to other anglers in the area who also spoke of how quiet things were with only one fish being caught between each of the three groups we spoke to.
Notably the Almanac said it was going to be a poor weekend for fishing…….. I should have known.

That is great to see you guys having so much fun on the lake.

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


From Buckenderra

Fishing over the week has been consistent especially for the Fly fisherman they have been catching them morning, noon and night as long as the wind stays moderate it has been the smaller nymphs that have been doing very well and I have been told that woolly buggers have their moments. Powerbait have been catching the rainbows  which aren’t overly big but in very good condition. Trolling has been a bit slower with the wind factor but Glen Murray caught this on Tassie devil.. Eucumbene bomber  it weighed a nice 2.06kg clean...hohoho Merry Christmas Glen.

Glenn Murray with his this great brown trout.

Here we have Mike PHilliips with another fat Brown Trout.
This brown was caught last (13/12/11) night around 9.30 on a fly called taihope tickler it weighed 3.20kg clean and 61cm long his name is Mike Phillips.

That’s it  from the team at Buckenderra and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy Newyear.

Hi guys,spent last friday and saturday night at the dam wall.Weather was fair,not a lot of fish taken due to the amount of snags.We lost a lot more than we landed!Still,we had a great time and all the hits were on mainly chunky cheese and orange gulp!We tried scrubbies and mudeye's but both failed badly.Best fish was a 2lb brown on chunky cheese.
Shayne from Canberra

With weather like that why would you want to be at work.


The lake is in fine form and with the rising lake levels it is great to see so many anglers making the best of the pre Christmas rush.
Two of those anglers where Robert Lewis & Bob Lewis who had a great afternoon in front of the Snowliner with 5 fish. Robert caught a 1.5kg Brown and Bob had a 1.2kg Brown both caught on scrubworms. Not a bad way to spend a lazy day in Jindabyne.

Notes from Tassie

G'day guys,
I just got back from Tasmania and thought I'd drop you a line. Arthur's is off the hook, fish everywhere, 2 and 3 pounders rising everyday and some bigger fish in amongst them that broke me off on 8 pound maxima! All of them hard up in the banks, I even caught two along an old 4wd track that had been flooded that the fish were using like a highway. Thought you might like to see a couple of pictures.
Mikey Shanahan



Lake Levels

Eucumbene 52.1 %
Jindabyne 80.5%
Tantangara 35.5 %

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