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Archive Date: 28/12/2011


Well it is only 3 more sleeps till Christmas and the fishing on Lake Eucumbene is on fire. So if you are coming up here for the Christmas period be sure to stock up on your way through and hit the lake with gusto. There has been plenty of fish around Middling Bank, Seven Gates, Frying Pan, with many reports of 40 fish in a night session landed. Mudeyes are really picking up and coming on strongly against the power bait.

Please be sure to carry your PFD & fishing licences as NSW Maritime are out at Christmas time. Nsw fisheries inspectors are working the Snowy Mountains area during the peak holiday season. So remember if you do not have a current fishing licence and on your person you will be fined. So for the sake of 5 minutes do yourself a favour.

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.

Maritime 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 area is fishing well even with the amount of rain we have had over the last week. Some persistence maybe required at this time of the year with so many anglers on the rivers, so best to be off at dawn to get the good spots and the larger fish. We have no pictures sent through at this time but anglers have reported good size fish taken on B/H Nymphs in Tom Jones, B/H Copper Johns. When the conditions are right and you are able to be on the river during a hatch they have been taking Irritable white Adams, Kosciusko Duns.

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:

Still no current Jindy fly reports.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

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


Here we have a report from a mad keen angler whom  cannot get enough of Eucumbene. On a lazy afternoon session on the boat he caught 40 + fish trolling. He was using a mixture of Tassie Devil yellow wings and Rapalas.

Nice Brown, your name for the article would have  been good too.

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


From Buckenderra

Hi all this was caught by Clair Whyte aged 13 trolling with dad on a Rapala minnow around 9.30am.We have had some great fishing at Buckenderra the fly fisherman have been doing really well I am hearing and seeing most catching up to 20 fish if you like being out the whole day majority have been on the smaller nymphs and at various times all been around 30 to 35cm but in very good condition.
Power bait has been on sherbet and orange as well as the orange salmon eggs and all of them rainbow we have also had a lot caught with mud eyes all from the bank.
With the rain overnight and then the sun coming out in the afternoon we are seeing a lot of the fish rising in the evening and a lot of the fisherman arriving later in the day are bagging out very quickly.
It is definitely a feast of fishing here at Buckenderra so we hope to see you soon.
To all a safe and happy Christmas from the team at Buckenderra.



On a family day out Olivia Heise from Cooma had a great session with power bait rainbow candy and a scrubworm. Olivia caught 5 fish for the day with 1.3 Kg Rainbow being her best fish.

Hi guys,

Got this 27 cm brook trout on Saturday evening at the boat ramp on lime twist power bait.  Otherwise it was pretty quiet seven hours of bank fishing!  I also spotted a dolphin in the late afternoon, thought it was a monster trout porposing  in the water at first but it ignored all my lures. That was my last visit to Jindabyne for 2011.  Have a Merry Christmas and New Year.


Here is Anthony neat little Brook Trout.


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.

Lake Levels

Eucumbene 52.3 %
Jindabyne 80.7%
Tantangara 32.5 %

Got any reports from the local lakes ? If so, email them along with pictures to for inclusion in our weekly report.

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