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Archive Date: 03/04/2012




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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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Saturday 7am - 5.30pm

Sunday 8am -4:30pm


Lake Eucumbene Fly

 The lake had fished very well though mudeye hatches have not been as big.  Fish were still coming in around the edges on the weekend and some cracking rainbows amongst them.  The lower end of Crowe's round through to Seven Gates have been very good areas, but Yens, Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach have been producing some reasonable numbers.  Fish have been onto them most of the time and there are some great quality fish to be found.  There have been a few, not many but a few rainbows pushing 2kg.  Most of the fish are averaging 800gm - 1kg and are in excellent condition.  Any of the standard streamers will work at present.  Evening fishing with Muddlers and Mudeye patterns are generally the best.  Beadhead nymphs have been a good searching pattern in deeper water during the day.

Best areas are Yens, seven gates, Rushys, Middlingbank.

Best Flys Mrs Simpsons, Hammills Killers, Black Muddlers,B/H Black Nymhps.
My Best Place to fish is Rushys, Yens, seven gates
so if your up there fishing any time send us a Report.

Rivers:-The river fishing has been great in the streams. Still good water in all the high country rivers and streams, and plenty of hungry fish. The Thredbo has been very good with from the Diggings area. Browns in the 1 - 1.5kg range have been caught with Nymphs below a Humpy proving very effective soon. the browns will do there run soon fishing downstream from the bridge will be worth a look.
On the Eucumbene anglers have reported good numbers of smaller fish during the day, with better fish becoming active in the evenings. Dries are working on dark but nymphs appear more productive during the day. We have had some reports of fish heading upstream but not many so take a close look in the deeper water you might get lucky
Best flies are Blue Wing Olive parachutes, Klinkhamers, Elk Hair caddis and Adams Irresistable's. Large Nymphs fished in the deeper run ins of pools have been a good option during the day time. With evenings producing good rises and plenty of sight casting to rising fish.


Hi Guys,
Had a great day on the Bidgee "guiding" my dad. Just fished across and down with a bead head bugger, bead was key in the high water, and Dad was rapt to catch half a dozen of 8 to 12 inch rainbows and browns. He was even more rapt to latch onto and catch this cracking brown, His biggest yet. Needless to say he wants to get up again as soon as possible.
Cheers, Mikey.pic Below


G'day Team @ Alpine Angler! pic Below
Thought i'd throw you a line and let you know how the Vision Koma Reel is going... 
Well as one of you may remember, my old man called up and ordered me one from the shop for my birthday, and said he'd be in to pick it up that weekend
(3 March)...Well I did, and it didn't stop raining from that weekend and well, majority of early March.  So it didn't get much use other than a new spool of backing and line.
Anyway, managed to get out to the Cotter River in Canberra and pick this beauty up!  The drag got a work out once the fish realised it no longer wanted to stay in that particular pool and raced off down stream!  It sized out at 38cm my biggest out of the Cotter River, my biggest on fly yet.
Thanks again for the recommendation to my old man for the birthday gift.
Jason Quirk of Canberra

Hi Mick

Thought I’d give you a quick report from last Saturday evening at Euc. Three of us myself , Simon and Kim fished a few hours, managing fish from almost the first cast at

6PM until the fish went off the bite around 9PM. A final tally wasn’t kept, but if one member of the party has gone a little softer they may have reached double figures in fish to hand rather than the few they landed. Each of us at one time or another suffered a bust off or two on better fish. As for successful flies it didn’t really matter too much what you had on if you put in front them it was eaten.



 PS; Sorry no pics we were too busy fishing.





Baitfishing :- 

grubs have been picking up some good Browns around seven gates and old Adaminaby the Mudeyes have been working very well at seven gates, old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach and the Dam wall Power Bait hase been picking up some Nice Rainbows as well Middlingbank and seven gates.

While worms, grubs and Powerbait can and have produced, the better catches have been with the bubble float and the Mudeye.

There have been some good hatches this week and the fish are well and truly on them.  The last hour or two of daylight have been the best but you will get fish right through the day.  A mudeye under a bubble is the best way and greasing your line to float is a definite advantage.  You do need to keep an eye on your float at all times as the fish can sometimes be very subtle in their takes.Light leaders and small hooks are very important also, if you are fishing during the brighter part of the day.  And running the Mudeye a little deeper at these times is also a good idea.


best areas are seven gates, Dam wall, Remember if your not getting fish after an hour or so move.


Best areas are Seven gates, Dam wall, and Old Adaminaby.

please remember if you are fishing at Seven gates Do the Right thing remove all rubbish.

"So if your going fishing this weekend seven gates is my pick"





Bait Fishing Jindabyne:- bait fishing has been a little slow so pick your spots where you go find the weedy banks around Kalkite, Kalkite west Bay, and down at Hayshed Bay.

Best Baits Grubs, Power Biat, Mudeyes



Trolling and spin

Eucumbene:-  Eucumbene trolling reports have been better with some nice fish in the Buckenderra arm. Flat lined tassies in yellow or Green have been working well.

Best Lurers are Tassie #Y48,55,Y36,19,103,104,Y62,27,Y36,strike pro Blades rainbow Rapalas, X-raps, don't forget about the new Tassies when your in the store.

Cowbells and fordfenders with mudeyes have turned up a few fish too.

Boat Launching is available in many areas.  Anglers Reach, Buckenderra, Old Adaminaby, Dam wall.  

Best areas to try would be Collingwood,  Coppermine, and Angler's Reach, seven gates.


Lake Jindabyne:-  Reports from Jindabyne have suggested that fishing down deep is the best bet at present.  With cooler nights the edges should fish well early in the day.   Small wets and searching with Woolly Buggers will find a few fish.  A Mudeye pattern after dark in the evenings should turn up a few good fish also.

Best areas to look at in Jindabyne are Kalkite, Curiosity Rocks, Hayshed and Hatchery Bay.


Tantangara no Reports



Eucumbene 59.8 %    
Jindabyne 94.9%      
Tantangara 49.4 %  


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

Cheers patto

The Team At The Alpine Angler
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Pine Valley (Cooma) NSW 2630
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