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Archive Date: 12/04/2012




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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 Maritimes are out. 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:

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 Fishing reports have been good again this week.  The lakes have provided the most reports and  Eucumbene has produced yet again with some excellent baitfishing with Mudeyes,worms,Grubs and the fly fishing has been outstanding.  Jindabyne has also fired over the weekend with some great trolling



Rivers:-  Not a great deal of change in the river fishing which has still been excellent. few repots of browns moving up but not to many now there has been some snow falling this will bring the browns on so be ready for a good run of fish going thought for the spawning season.The Thredbo and Eucumbene have both been fishing well.we had a few reports of fisherman useing two Nymphs and picking up some good fish. Nymphs will really come into their own over the next few weeks in the lower reaches of the Thredbo and Eucumbene. Black and Brown Nymphs are the pick of the flies.  With the Spawn run not too far away any rain in these areas will see fish starting to build in the river mouth areas too.
best areas to fish are close to the mouth off the lakes don't be scared to use glowbugs now is the time trailing with a Nymph black or brown.

The high country rivers have really fished well this season with most fish taking . adams parachute,  yellow stimulators , royal humpies , royal wulfs , elk hair caddis , red tags , adams , klinkhammers.

most of the smaller steams will start getting harder to fish in the next few weeks with the colder weather moving in so get out there why you can and enjoy them why you can.



Lake Eucumbene:- Some very nice rainbows coming in over the last few weeks. The rainbows seem to come in for that hour on dusk chasing mudeyes . The rising lake levels have really got the Mudeyes moving, so fishing a woolly worm or mark2 woolly Bugger into the night may find you a better Rushys into the night has been good useing woolly worms Black/red are pick up some good rainbows as is seven gates and Yens.


Best flys are woolly worms, mark2 woolly buggers, B/H black Nymphs, Mrs Simpsons.

Best areas to fish are Rushys, seven gates, Yens,

Lake Jindabyne:- not many reports from jindy so if anyone has any reports send them to



Baitfishing :- Mudeyes,worms, Grubs and power bait . These are without doubt the best bait in Eucumbene at present

The bait reports have been out of control!

 the better catches have been with the bubble float and the Mudeye but remember mudeyes are hard to get now so if you can get them they will pick up most of the fish.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.

last few reports have been good worms, Grubs and power bait Have been picking up some good fish try a worm under a bubble float you will be suprised how well it works.

best place to fish is seven gates, yens, Middlinbank,

Trolling and Spinning 

Eucumbene:-   Reports from the lake have been ok.Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall . With cooler conditions there should be a few more fish taking shallow running minnows and Tassie Devils, strike pro blades and XRap Rapalas, RMG Scorpions this week.  

Mostly flatline tassies and small minnows. There are fish in close and on top early in the day but as the sun gets up going wider and deeper is the best bet.


Tassies in, Y05, Y48, Y90, 26, 28, 46, Y36, 89, 04 and most of the new Tassie are getting some good fish. and any of the yellow wing patterns have been excellent S12 is working well.  Dual Depth versions are a good option for getting down a fraction deeper.

RMG Scorpions in any colour have really caught some fish of late. 

Best areas have been Anglers Reach, Seven Gates, Waiunui, Collingwood, Coppermine and Main basin.

JINDABYNE:-As in Eucumbene fishing both surface lures and lures on lead core or a down rigger is the best bet for catching a few fish.  Reports do suggest deeper rather than shallower is a little more consistent. 

The quality of some of the fish has been good.Best spots to troll have been Sids Bay, Creel Bay, the bank between  Sid's and Kalkite and the East Jindabyne, west shore Bays, Hayshed Bay

Hi Patto,
I went camping with my son at Eucumbene on the Providence arm and caught some great fish, including this 10 pound Brown Trout just before Easter.
Mario.  pic Below   

Hi Guys,
Lucky I took your advice and went to Rushy last night. I experienced my first Eucumbene midge hatch in the corner of a shallow bay. Landed 4 fish and pulled the hooks on another 5 (I had to be a bit heavy as I was in amongst the thistles). I used the old trap door teqhnique with a midge pupa 30cm below a midge ball with most of the solid hookups coming on the midge ball. The brown took a midge ball right on dark and went just shy of 3lbs. Ended up bagging out on two out of the two and a half days fishing with Friday being dead (just 1 small brown).
Thanks again,
Ben Elliott  pic Below


Hi guys,me,my dad  Col,Gaz and Dan fished Cemetery Point area for some great rainbows.Sherbert Burst in low light and anything with green/yellow gulp during bright times.All were rainbows,no browns at all.11 on powerbait,1 on a worm!Weather was pretty good on Thursday and Friday nights,a bit windy at times.
Shayne from Canberra. pic Below

      Jude Kennedy 12yo proud with a nice brown taken on a little ripper devil on 7/4/12 in the seven gates vicinity
pic Below 

Hi Guys,
Just thought I’d send a picture of my daughter who bagged this 47cm rainbow off the bank at Buckenderra on Good Friday using chunky cheese power bait.  As you can see she was very happy with her catch and it made for a good meal.  We ended up with only 5 fish for the weekend and on all different baits including Mudeye, orange and chucky cheese power bait; some on floats and others with bottom sinkers.  So unfortunately we can’t be any help for others giving it a go as nothing was better than anything else.
DARREN BLACKWELL  pic Below                                                                 well done

hi there my name is Dave me and my mate Richard spent the night fishing at Eucumbene new anglers reach it was a bit windy but we mate through the night i caught a 3 pond brown and Richard caught one rainbow and a brown  just thought i would send you a pick of the larger brown, love your web site thanks. 
pic Below  


We had a great weekend taking our nearly two year old on her second fishing trip. She had a blast and loves fishing much to her proud parents delight. We caught around 23 various sized rainbow trout on Tassie Devils and power bait off the bank overnight at Seven Gates.
Happy Easter!
From the Bodiroza Family.  pic Below                

thanks for all the fishing Reports well done  

Eucumbene 60.6 %    
Jindabyne 90.8%      
Tantangara 45.5 %  


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

Cheers patto

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