The Alpine Angler - Specialist Tackle Since 1991
View your shopping cart contents now in your cart:
0 items

Home     |      Our Store     |      Online Store     |      Specials     |      New Products     |      Hardcopy Catalogue     |      Login     |      Contact Us





Fishing Report Archives:  Print this report Print friendly version

Archive Date: 13/06/2012

                                                                        BAIT IN STOCK


                                                       ON SALE NOW


                                Remember call in and have a free coffee or tea                                   




Remember send your Photos to


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:

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.

Rivers: Open

Store Trading Hours

Mon-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm

Friday 9am - 7pm   

Saturday 7am - 5.30pm

Sunday 8am -4:30pm




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


Flyfishing Rivers:- most rivers are fishing well with good number of browns heading upstream.With good rain in the past week we should see good numbers of fish in the Euc and jindy rivers most fisherman are getting good fish around 5lb pluse with some good reports of fish 12lb pluse if your lucky,Most rivers are in flood so this will make the fishing a lot better for the long weekend.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.
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 wullfs , 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.
Remember the river is for everyone so get up there and have a good time and have a good weekend.



G'day guys, 
I picked up a nice brown today on dry (#12 deer hair brush) in a Canberra creek. It was nice to see it take off the  top this late in the season and it put up a great fight, I watched it sulk under it's bank for a while after I let him go.
Cheers, Mickey.

 Lake Eucumbene:-it’s just getting better every day. the lake is still fishing the best it has ever been this winter it's going to be a cracker now we have had good rain the lake level is on the rise and fishing well.With a lot of fish still moving around the shore lines. Very nice rainbows and Browns coming in over the last few weeks.Many of these fish are taking black & brown woolly buggers, 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. The Rainbows are getting fat and feeding on any think they can get ,snails, Midge,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 fly’s are woolly worms, woolly buggers, B/H black Nymphs black, brown, Green, Mrs Simpsons, Klinkhammers, black woolly buggers, brown woolly buggers, when using B/H Nymphs let them sink you will get good results.
Best areas to fish are Rushys, seven gates, Yens, Buckenderra,  
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.
This lake is going to be fishing well all winter so when the rivers closes we are all still going to get some good fish so plan your trip and be ready for a great winter.


Lake Jindabyne:-had some good reports from Jiny on the west side on the fly with woolly buggers black, brown, Mrs Simpsons, Hammills Killer. Are picking up some good fish so if you do get some fish from Jiny sent some photos

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.


The weather may not have been the best but the fishing WOW Chunky cheese, Chunky cheese, Chunky cheese that has been the powerbait for the week with a lot of rainbows caught they have also been using scrub worms  we have seen groups come through at Buckenderra catching 20, 30, 40 over the weekend some up to 3lbs and still very healthy all went away happy.

Fly fishing no.14 shaving brush merger done well and very small black midges yet again tough fishing but worth it was the overall comment

Trolling was certainly quiet  we only heard of a couple caught in their boats,  the fish are all being caught of the banks.

That’s it from Buckenderra Holiday Village hope you all enjoy the long weekend and maybe we will see you here.




Not much has change on the lakes,trolling and bait fishing is still going good with the reports coming in thick and fast great numbers of fish being Caught and in great condition

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.
This week’s best bait has been Grubs good numbers of fish have been caught.


Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have picked up.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 though most of the day. Mostly flat line Tassie’s 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.
Tassie’s in, YELLOW WINGS, 99,100,108,79,06,97,11most 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 5,23,17,10,8,6,21,16,25best in the Lofty’s Cobra Lures are 21,23,65,11,1,70,41good 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 Tassie’s are looking pretty good and they are getting some good fish.
Trolling Jindy has picked up with good numbers of Atlantic Salmon been Caught around the mouth of the Thredbo river on sting Lures Reaching up to 11lb.


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


Eucumbene 60.6 %    
Jindabyne 88.9%      
Tantangara 21.9 % 


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
647 Snowy Mountains Highway
Pine Valley (Cooma) NSW 2630
Ph: (Aus) 02-6452-5538
Ph: (Intl) +61-2-6452-5538
Fax: 02-6452-5539


                                                                    NEW TONICS 

Tonic Eyeware
Polarised sunglasses that cut glare without losing clarity.
By creating a lense that incorporates four colours, and coating the inside of the lense with an anti-reflective film, the wearer will enjoy true eye protection without losing any colour perception. A decentred lense allows the wearer to see straight ahead, up and down and also peripherally, without experiencing any optical distortion.
In addition the new glass lenses are a lighter weight and come in a choice of grey or photochromic (darkens automatically according to light conditions) copper. There is also a polycarbonate lense version in grey or copper.


We have our new range of Sage Ones in stock from 3WT through to 7WT and they keep moving out the door so be quick. So if you are in the area come with your own reel and have a cast with one of our staff members out on the pad                                                                                                                                           

Home     |      Our Store     |      Online Store     |      Specials     |      New Products     |      Hardcopy Catalogue     |      Login     |      Contact Us

© 2003-2021 The Alpine Angler, Site by DrewBytes