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Archive Date: 22/01/2012


*Attention the Alpine Angler has lost a Abel brown Trout knife on Thredbo river at Ski Tube location. Reward offered Six of beverage for safe return.*

We are getting a lot of feed back from the Seven Gates area about fires and rubbish left all over the place.
Please be mindful to take your rubbish with you and clean up after yourself.


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.

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: Open

Store Trading Hours

Mon-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm

Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday 7am - 5.30pm

Sunday 8am -4:30pm


A few pics of some of the many fish bagged in paradise. Most fish fell victim to a Royal Wolf with a black bead head dropper. It is a hard life waking in the morning to the sounds of Dingoes howling, clear sunny days and a stiff afternoon wind. Oh to be back.

A few spinning anglers are coming up trumps on the river as well. The Celta in size 1 & 2 are still performing really well in brown trout and rainbow colour. Rapala lures in CD3 trout colours are still taking a few fish.

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

Hi guy's,Hit the Lake Tuesday afternoon and scored this beaut 64cm fish on a weighted nymph. 

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

Fished Tooma, Tumut ponds ,Tangtangara and Blowering dam this week only tantangara and blowering doing any good ,caught only small trout at Tooma and Tumut ponds .
Tantangara produced  nice trout up to 45cm and fat most 38cm Between the four of us caught up to 50 trout for a day and a half at Tantangara most were released
Blowering dam was also good for reddies many double hook ups trolling  and a few yellas most reddies around the 34cm mark with a few bigger ones, yellas up to 48cm .


Trolling and Spinning


Another great week of fishing we had some nice cold days last week with a bit of snow falling one day but that did not stop the fishing. Trolling with the Eucumbene bomber is still doing the job but yellow wing Tassie’s are favourite’s and young John Cox caught a nice 4.25lb brown clean on a lofty cobra 100y.

Here is Joyhn Cox with a healthy Brown Trout.

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



Fly fishing the midge’s in the shallows and Mrs. Simpson in the evening. Power bait the orange and  chunky cheese doing great of the bank as well as the mud eyes and scrub worms

Spinning has been the best over the week and ghost blades with gold in them are exceptional everyone keeps saying how good the fishing is so come and visit us, with Australia Day coming up you could stay for a few days.


Lake Levels

Eucumbene 54.3 %
Jindabyne 81.7%
Tantangara 27.1 %

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: 02-6452-5539ÿ



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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