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Archive Date: 23/04/2012




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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.

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Headlines:  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 Rain 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. now the spawn run has started there will be plenty of people about so give everyone plenty off room on the river and Enjoy your day out. Remember from the first off may you are only allowed One fish over 50cm in the main spawning Streams. so if any one does get a good Brown send us a photo to 

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.Many people are fishing around midday and getting good results Many off these fish are taking Mrs Simpsons, Hammills Killers, Mark 2 Woolly Buggers,The rainbows seem to come in and feeding in close all day.The rising lake levels have really got the fish feeding so if your going fishing on the Lake this is the time to be there around 10am till dark.the Rainbows are getting fat and feeding on any thing they can get Grasshoppers, Mudeyes, snails, Midge,most reports are coming in fisherman are catching them around 10am to 7pm.

if you have a Boat get out there into the windlanes you will be suprised how many fish you will pick up. 

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


Tantangara:- good reports are starting to come out of the great Lake the fly fisherman are picking up some good rainbows and browns best fly’s are Woolly Worm black, Mrs Simpsons, Woolly Buggers black, Olive, brown.

Hi guys, picture of my son William with a 6 1/2 lb brownie caught recently after dark while fishing around the Providence area, fish was caught using a black Wooly Bugger. Also had some good afternoon fishing at Tantangra to Rainbows on the Midge, small nymph under a dry worked the best. pic Below


                Hi Mick - a photo of the 5 I kept - cheers, Mark


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.we have been getting good reports off browns taking Grubs and worms the Rainbows are still going on power Bait best colours are Rainbow, chunky cheece, sherbert, fl orange

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, Anglers Reach, Middlinbank,

dear sir or madam,
these two beauties were caught on chunky cheese powerbait at kalkite during the last week mid morning under a bright blue sky. the bigger of the two weighed in at 1.8kg fish was weighed at a local sports shop. The conditions described are traditionally not considered favourable for catching fish which just goes to show that if you are in the right place at the right time you will eventually triumph. we also caught another 15 or so smaller rainbows of varying sizes of between 1 and 21b. These were also caught on chunky cheese powerbait although we tried worms and mudeye but the trout only went for the powerbait.

pic Below




· 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, 31, 98, 103, 108, 76, 99,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 Stinger Lures are 10, 8, 1, 21, 3, 17, 15, 11, best in the Lofty’s Cobra Lures are 48, 37, 25, 69, 71, 10, 100

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 Guys, 

              fished from Good Friday till sunday (easter long weekend). My dad and i caught 6 trout, ranging around 750grams-3kgs, it was a mixed bag which consisted of 4 brown, 1 rainbow and a brookie. The lake and rivers were busy with alot of anglers and the fishing action stopped sunday as the cold front was coming in. The big male brown (3kgs plus and 56cms) in the photo was taken from the lower reaches of the Thredbo, it took the rapala F7 literally in the shallows in front of me, as it was floating and i was getting ready to pull it out and cast again. Saturday Morning I lost something alot bigger and broke my fluorocarbon 5X tippet as it was nothing while leaping out of the water. There are early spawning fish in the Thredbo (i.e.the autumn season is a few weeks ahead and the river has changed a lot after the flash flooding), late at night and first light at 5am if your brave enough to front the cold. I am predicting u guys getting a trophy size trout photos coming in within the next few weeks, as there are a  some big big big trout in a popular spot on the lower Thredbo (i.e. at first i thought a tree branch that broke and fell in the water, until this fish performed his acrobatics again and we realised it was a  fish). Finally, i have to applaud fishes inspectors, last two years they have been doing a thorough job inspecting anglers on the Threbdo and paid my dad and I a visit on Friday night...pic Below


thanks for all the fishing Reports well done  

Eucumbene 61.3 %    
Jindabyne 90.8%      
Tantangara 36.8 %  


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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