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Archive Date: 24/05/2012


                                                                  FISH OF THE WEEK


Hi guys! Over 9lbs!!! One for the force! Thought I'd sent in this pic! He had a go at a dark nymph after a few casts sight Fishin to him! He only looked like a 5 plus pounder in the water casting at him! But they always look smaller than they are! Had both very young daughters watching from the bank in last minutes of light! Took over 20 mins to land. Livin the dream here in East Jindabyne!!!


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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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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 ,worms,Grubs and the fly fishing has been outstanding.  Jindabyne has also fired over the weekend with some great trolling



Rivers:- most spawning rivers are fishing well with good numbers of Browns running up the Eucumbene and Thredbo with many reports of fisherman catching fish up to 8lb plus.

we had a good reports of fisherman using two Nymphs and picking up some good fish. Nymphs will really come into their own over the next few weeks in the lower and higher 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 of 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 all over the Eucumbene River and the Thredbo up past the hatchery and around paddys corner best Rig is a Glow Bug with a Nymph Below if you find the fish are a little spooky two Nymphs will work well.

Remember the weather can change quick so take warm clothing and let someone now where your going best been safe then sorry.

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.



Hey guys, had a cracking day on the Euc last Saturday. Caught a dozen or so between 2-3lbs on nymphs and globugs including these two beauties both taken on dark nymphs. Brown was 6lbs and rainbow 4.25lbs in the weigh net before release.


Simon  pic Below


Lake Eucumbene:-
Some very nice rainbows and Browns coming in over the last few weeks.Many people are fishing around midday and getting good results Many of these fish are taking Mrs Simpsons, Hammills Killers,B/H Nymphs black, brown, Green. lf your finding it hard to get the fish when you see them rolling around in the water this would be a good time to put a Klinkhammer on you will get good results. The rainbows seem to come in feeding 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. Good news is the browns have been moving around as well with good repors around Yens, seven Gates, Rushys most been court on woolly buggers black, brown, olive

Best flys are woolly worms, woolly buggers, B/H black Nymphs black, brown, Green, Mrs Simpsons, Klinkhammers

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

Remember the fish have been feeding all day so get out there and have a good day my best tip is on the lake with a Klinkhammer or Mrs Simpson the Browns and Rainbows are going mad, there fat and hitting hard. more good reports are coming from around Rushys and seven gates using black woolly bugger, black Nymphs with a very slow retrieve. Most fish are still rolling around on top off the water so when you see this the best fly to use is a Klinkhammer Olive we have been getting good Results.

 the sturgeon brothers are out again getting some good fish 
believe it or not these to are twin brothers or is the bottom one his sister I'm really not sure. pic Below

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. 


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

The bait reports have been out of control!

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. 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,


Hi guys,

I bank fished the Providence Arm on Saturday evening.  Within the first ten minutes, I landed a pan size rainbow on a yellow berkley salmon egg but then nothing for most of the evening.  A couple of guys who also fished the same stretch of bank caught six pan sized rainbows on chunky cheese power bait.  I eventually landed a 1.08 kg rainbow on lime twist power bait just before 11 pm.

 Anthony  pic Below



What a great weekend at Buckenderra we had 3 fishing clubs in and the majority went away very happy. Reports for trolling that most caught were  in very good condition. Lofty’s 100 yellow wings were the stand out lure followed by anything green & gold with yellow wings and cd7 rapala in brown trout and rainbow colour. The largest brown weighed in at 3.1kg clean and the rainbow was 1.2kg
Warren caught a nice rainbow on a Tassie Devil green bumble bee no33 it weighed 1.93kg at  52cm in length and in excellent condition.
On the bank the orange powerbait and chunky cheese  were doing very well there were browns caught again with orange pulp and up to 1kg rainbows, we have had good reports all weekend here at Buckenderra.
Fly fisherman have said that there are plenty of fish about with a lot of midges on top of the water but it has been hard work catching them they were using  small midge patterns with red tips.
I have attached a few shots of the weekend...happy fishing everyone hope to see you soon. pic Blow


Trolling and Spinning

Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have been ok.Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall and Buckenderra . 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, Y36, 103, 48, 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, good time to start useing rainbow Squidgys with a 2gram jig head

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.


Eucumbene 60.7 %    
Jindabyne 91.2%      
Tantangara 21.2 %  


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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