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Archive Date: 31/01/2012



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.

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Have continued to fish well with plenty of fish and insects about for them to eat. Dry fly fishing has been great with plenty of varying sized fish being caught. The Thredbo has been great with some good small browns,  rainbows and some thumper browns.

There are a myriad of smaller streams that have been fishing well of late and certainly dries have been very effective. Light rods, light tippets and small flies are the go for some good fun in these waters.

Caddis and Mayflies have been hatching in many streams so patterns representing these are good options at present.

There have been many productive patterns worth using of late. Try Wullfs, Humpys, klinkhamers, parachute adams, elk hair caddis, blue wing olive, greenwells glory, and parachute caddis.

The Moonbah, Murrumbidgee, , Eucumbene, Thredbo are all great rivers to have a look at over the next few weeks.

Eucumbene river has continued to fish well on drys and nymphs

Best Drys Black Nymphs, Klinkhammer, Humpy Red

Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have been fantatsic on the whole.

The lake has been fishing really well both during the day and the evenings.

the warmer weather conditions tougher for anglers, but the fish love this sort of weather and those who have persisted have come away with some great fish.

Best flys are B/H Nymphs, wooly Buggers, Fuzzy Wuzzys,

Muddlers, Craig's Nightime.



Craig daly from Clearwater Fly fishing. with a nice brown You can ring Craig on 0417240797 any Tuition or Guide trips on the Thredbo river.




The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been good with many anglers catching a couple per session. Powerbait in your favourite colour has been taking plenty of good fish and mudeyes fished deep or off the bottom is the other best bait at the moment. Mudeye action has varied from night to night and location to location. There are mudeyes around in big numbers in some areas and the fish have been onto them. In other locales the fish have been eating water flea, daphnea, along with the odd mudeye and yabbie.

There are hundreds of likely looking bays, soaks and corners in the lake at present but the ususal haunts of Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Yens Bay, Cemetary point and Anglers Reach are the pick of the areas overall.

Best areas are Buckenderra, seven Gates,
Best bait Salmon Eggs red + Fl.Yellow and Gurbs + Mudeyes

and jordan williams from cooma had a good day out fishing with dad on
lake Euc well done boys they out fished dad again. 


Jindabyne:- has been a little quiet report wise but will produce some excellent bait fishing as over the weekend. Mudeyes Grubs, and Powerbait will be the pick there.

Try areas like Rushes Bay, Hatchery Bay, , Curiosity rocks and Kalkite.


Lake Tantangara :- No reports this week.




Each year NSW Fisheries Together with Volenteers From Various Branches of the Monaro Aclimatisation Socirty undertake a four day fin clipping Session on Rainbow Trout.

the process of removing a specific Fin, one only + Differant Fins for each year enables fisheries to identify age +condition etc. from this process if you catch a fish with a clipped fin anywhere on it's body fisheries would welcome the feed back for their Research.


Bill Foster Pres.

cooma Branch mas.


Lake Relases in 2011-12 [NOV]


Atlantic Salmon :- 3,000 Lake Jindabyne

Brown Trout         5,000 Jounama Pondage

                             14,000 Blowering Dam

                             10,000 Carcoar Dam

                               5,000 Tumut pond Dam

Rainbow Trout

                             20,000 Wyangla Dam

                           100,000 Eucambene

                             10,000 Carcoar Dam

                               5,000 Tumut Pond Dam

                               8,750 Jindabyne


Various Branches of the Monaro Aclimatisation Society have collected from Gaden Hatchery 169,500 Rainbow Fry + 75,500 Brown Fry + Released them in Public Rivers + streams.




Fishing of the bank has been doing very well with scrub worms at the moment as well as the chunky cheese power bait the largest rainbow caught was 39cm and just over 1kg.

Fly fishing was a little slower as the wind was not very favourable for them although some were saying they were catching on the midges still and Mrs Simpson.

Spinning in the boats still doing alright with the ghost blades and trolling we seen a nice brown caught on a pink lady Tassie devil over at Rushy’s bay ,Middlingbank arm seen a lot caught with any Tassie that had green in it and late in the morning.

The lake is still at 53.4%. Hope everyone has a great Australia Day.

From the team at Buckenderra

Lake Levels

Eucumbene 53.4 %   level
Jindabyne 80.4%     down     
Tantangara 25.8 %   down

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



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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