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Archive Date: 30/05/2012

                                                                        BAIT IN STOCK


                                                            FISH OF THE WEEK  



Krista Jinnette, with a great Atlantic Salmon trolling Lake jindy on a stinger lure 11.5lb well done


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 Lost at mouth of river Euc River Friday night 18th May on old Tollbar Road.G-Loomis 3 pce IMX slate 9’ 6wt with Titanium gold snake runners, and tip top sic carbide stripper, black small Fuji fold down Hook keeper, Pacific Bay reel seat.

Loop Evotech #6 reel with clear intermediate line and brown poly leader.

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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 some 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 of 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. if you  are going up there using dry fly’s the best fly’s to use are Klinkhammers, Royal Wulffs, Humpy Royals many fisherman are doing well with these fly’s using a Nymph dropper.
Best fly’s are black B/H Nymphs and Glow bugs when the Sun is going down best trying a black Woolly bugger these fly’s have been getting good Results.
Now we only have 3 weeks left till the rivers close if you are after that big fish this is the time to get up there.
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 you are going best been safe Than sorry.

The high country rivers have really fished well this season with most fish caught on . 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.

G'day Boys
Here's some pics of some fish including my 11pound brown caught on saturday 11/05/12 in the Eucumbene river.

Pic 1: Andy Caves 11 pound Brown
Pic 2: Nat Boldizs 7.5 pound brown

Cheers,  Andy caves

Lake Eucumbene:-not much has changed but the Lake has dropped a little but still fishing well.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, Hammill 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 you are 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 think they can get ,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 wind lanes you will be Surprised how many fish you will pick up. Good news is the browns have been moving around as well with good reports around Yens, seven Gates, Rushys most been caught on woolly buggers black, brown, olive


Best flys are woolly worms, woolly buggers, B/H black Nymphs black, brown, Green, Mrs Simpsons, Klinkhammers, Woolly bugger Mark 2

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.


Hi Mike,

Here is the photo of the 8 pounder I caught in the Eucumbene River last week


Hi guys,


Me and six other guys from the Canberra Fisherman’s Club went to Kalkite for the weekend.  It seems most of the fish were all on or near the surface and way outside of casting range of the bank this weekend.  Me and Steve tried bank fishing near the Kalkite Boat Ramp, Taylor’s Inlet and a couple of spots between the boat ramp and Eucumbene Arm and didn’t get a bite although Steve dropped a nice fish when we were lure casting in the Eucumbene Arm.  Those who went trolling fared better with around four fish being landed per boat weighing up to 1.5 kg.  I got to trolling on Saturday before sunset and landed a 1.52 kg brown on a brown trout patterned floating rapala.  The stand out fish for the Saturday was a 1.71 kg brook trout caught by Karen.  All of us went trolling on Sunday morning, Steve got four trout, Keith got three (including a 0.91 kg brook trout and another legal size brook trout he released), I got two rainbows (on a Eucumbene Bomber Tassie Devil), and Glen got a 1.13 kg brook trout.    




Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how the fishing was at Eucumbene over the last few days. This was a fishing trip that was made over 30 years ago when I met my mate Mark at school and we discovered a common love of flyfishing. Mark has never fished Eucumbene and made the drive up from Melbourne with another mate. I was keen to show them the fishing that we have been experiencing over the past 5 months and Eucumbene did not disappoint.
We all caught our bag limit every day and let numerous fish go. Best fly by far was a size 14 Gold Bead head black nymph with some good fish also coming in on Mrs Simpsons and Hamill's Killers. Many of the fish were full of snails and the do nothing approach with the Bead Head was the method of choice with the fish hitting it hard. Best of all the fishing turned it on from about 11.00am until dark leaving the night for drinking red and eating good steak by a fire. Terri at Buckenderra looked after us really well and the boys drove back to Melbourne with 10 solid fish each in the esky.
Harry (Canberra)

Had another brilliant afternoon at Eucumbene last Saturday – got there around 2 & stayed til 5:30 – 7 rainbows on the bank between 1 lb – 2 ½ lb, 6 other hook ups dropped or busted off plus another 10 or more touches. Fly was responsible for 3 of the 7 on the bank – Mrs Simpson, Woolly Bugger MkII & Craig’s Night Time were the keys – plenty of fish rising from around 4 pm on, with all the action moving off the bottom to the top of the water around that time. Balance of the fish went to power bait – lost a couple of decent fish on it as well – wrapped themselves around the thistles but included one that managed to straighten a hook out – one of the Daichi Mosquito’s, so they’re out of the tackle box from now on.

Mark Gibson


G'day guys just a quick report ive been fishing the eucumbene river around the denison area with my dad from monday to wednesday and between us caught over 120 fish ranging from 30cm to 64cm and my pb of 72 cm the majority were caught on globugs and a few on a brown tungsten nymph this year has been one of the best that i have had in a long time 


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 cheese, sherbert, fl orange

Chunky cheese has been getting good fish with a worm dropper + worms under a bubble has been good.

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 surprised how well it works.

best place to fish is seven gates, yens, Anglers Reach, Middlinbank, yens bay, old Adaminaby.

Remember if you are not getting any fish with the power bait change your leader longer or shorter.


John Xuereb, fishing Lake Euc with Johnny Scrubworm 2990kg 660 long

Dad and I and my uncles dropped in on Thursday and we got some mudeyes from you and you gave me a special yellow wing Tassie devil.
We caught a heaps of fish on the mudeyes and lost one that was super huge, the biggest my dad has seen.
The Tassie Devil worked really well and here is a picture of one of the fish we caught on it.
Thanks very much for giving it to me, it is my favourite Lure now.
Thank you Rory Egan

Fishing has been consistent here at Buckenderra. Of the bank there has been alot of success with powerbait.. chunky cheese and Orange Gulp has done very well even a nice brown caught weighing 6lbs and the rest rainbows.
Weather conditions has been very good for trolling we saw different types of Tassie Devils used the brown trout pattern and yellow wings doing well the fish caught measured 30cm to 50cm and still in very good condition there were a few spinning with 4gm Lofty's as well as ghost blades, still alot of fish rising of an evening just need to be there at the right time.
Happy Fishing from the team at Buckenderra

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 X-Rap Rapalas, RMG Scorpions, strike pro blades most fish have been Caught around 9am to 3pm

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,Y36,103,48,98,108,102,103,97,100,99 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 deeper. Best 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 using 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.

The new tassies are looking pretty good and they are getting some good fish.



The nice frosty morning have arrived and the fish are heading up river to spawn but we are still seeing good results at Buckenderra,  the powerbait (orange and chunky cheese) is still successful as well as scrub worms all have been rainbows and  very healthy. Again haven’t heard too much with the fly fisherman but trolling has been good red nose brown bomber yellow wing were catching plenty of rainbows weighing up to 1kg but as you can see in the photo Andrew Chaplin  landed a beauty further up the lake with a black white sting lure it weighed just over 3kg congratulations a very good looking fish.


Happy Fishing everyone..

Eucumbene 60.6 %    
Jindabyne 90.8%      
Tantangara 19.6 % 


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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