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Archive Date: 26/06/2012

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Hi guysA couple from the Eucumbene River... Bigger fish is 12 lb caught by Rob Barrett. the smaller fish by Brenton Spinks Been a great year! Going to be a crowdy one next year.

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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:

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.



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


Some excellent fishing on the weekend in the lakes. Rivers are now closed to fishing but the lakes remain open year round and will continue to fish well right through winter.
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 licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.
Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2012.
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Lake Eucumbene

The lake has been a little better in the Anglers Reach area with a few good rainbows and browns being taken in the evening. The fish are not coming in for very long, but there have been some good browns and rainbows being caught. Most are around the 2lb to 3lb. Fish quality has been excellent. There are still enough of those fat browns around to keep most anglers happy. If you are fishing out off a boat there have been good fish caught close to the shore. Fishing will be very good in the next few weeks with the Rising lake levels. So start looking for some good drop-offs and weedy areas and count down your fly to see where the fish are sitting this is working very well. Now the winter has come and the river are closed the lake will fish very well this winter with the rainbows feeding well and getting fat.

Best flies have been woolly buggers, fuzzy wuzzy, woolly worms and beadhead nymphs Best areas have been Seven Gates, Cemetary point, Anglers Reach and Buckenderra,Rushys

Caught this brown on the lower Eucumbene River Friday 8/6/12 on one of your tungsten bead head black nymphs under an egg pattern.
Regards Tim Stevenson(Newcastle)


Hi Guys,

A quick report from the last weekend on the rivers! Lots of fish in the river, taking the Kieran secret glow bug behind a tungsten beadhead nymph. The fish certainly love Kieran O'Shannassy's secret version of a glow bug, cant give away too many secrets!!

The fish in the photo was caught just upstream of the old bridge in the Eucembene River. Saw lots of guys walk past the run, have a bit of a flick and move on. Kieran worked the run with his secret weapon, and after about half a dozen casts, came up with the goods.

It was the same result along the river, getting the flies down deep and being patient, resulted in about a dozen really good fish from 7am till 10am on Monday morning. Kieran and I had a great morning, then fished the lake from our boats. Lots of fish rising to midges during the day, very frustrating as the fish will rise in one spot and then reappear further on. We found if you could strip a brown nymph past the fish, it would usually get eaten, but you had to be quick with the cast. Landed quite a few and many more just ignored the fly!

Had a great long weekend, hopefully the guy we saw fall in the river was able to get out of his wet clothes and get dry quickly!

Andrew Stonehouse.


My wife and I fished Eucumbene river. Photos show the fantastic condition the fish are in. Lots of fisherman on the river but still plenty of fish. Best I've seen in 20 years.
Charlie & Helen Miles

Fly Fishing
Lake Jindabyne
Jindabyne has been great in the evenings and there is plenty of good polaroiding opportunities when the weather is good. Searching with a woolly bugger will produce a few nice ones or just wander the bank looking for fish and cast a small wet or nymph at any fish found cruising. There is still a heap of weed in many of the bays that is drawing the fish in to the food that it holds. Best areas are the snowy arm, kalkite, waste point, poo bay, Best fly_s woolly bugger black, B/H nymphs, remember pick your days and the fishing should be good start walking and you will see some good brown in close.

Hi Patto,
Please find attached photo of Matt Castles with a nice 68cm 5lb brown caught 2 x weekends ago on the Thredbo river, this particular specimen fell to a black woolley bugger. Floyd McCardle and myself fished above the diggings on the weekend for very little joy, we then tried below the hatchery past the road bridge where all the action took place. We managed to catch 11 x brown trout weighing between 2-5lb. The majority falling to black nymphs and woolley buggers.

Hi Patto,
Please find attached photo of Matt Castles with his first Brook trout on Fly from the Thredbo.


Hi Patto,
I hope this email finds you and the boys well, please find attached photo of Floyd McCardle with a nice brown caught 2 x weekends ago, fishing the Thredbo river. This particular specimen fell to a tailing black nymph fished slowly through a deep pool. It weighed just under 5lb and measured 64cm and carried on like a reall good sort.
Matthew Castles


Hi Patto,
Please find attached photo of Matt Castles with another spawning brown from the Thredbo.
Matthew Castles



Took your advice and fished the river last week had a great time. Fished both fly and lures. The biggest was over 7lb with quite a few around 5lb. looking forward to next year.


Hi Patto

These were caught in jindabyne & Threadbo river, long weekend 11th June 2012. Steve Jankoski.

Trolling and Spinning
Jindabyne has produced few reports this week. There are still some good fish to be caught in Jindabyne but early starts are the key to catching them
especially when the weather is super calm. Some nice fish taken trolling around the outside of the weed beds in many of the bays. best areas to fish around the dam wall, poo bay down below the jindabyne club, snowline caravan Park. things have been a little slow so your lure selection is important. Blade lures and stiffy lures would do well on the big browns as will the rainbow squidies lures Rapala X-Raps and Jointed minnows are working as well. Still good reports of good fish have been court around the snowy arm and Kalkite. Reports that east Jindabyne is fishing very well
Tassie Devils 48,Y48,Y36,Y82 strike pro blades, Rainbow Squidgies x-raps,


Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have been ok.Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall, 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.

Tassie Devils Y36,Y82,33,99,76,87,104,101,20, strike pro Blades , x-raps

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


Jindabyne bait fishing
Bait fishing has been excellent with some good catches of mostly Rainbows in Jindabyne. Power bait and Scrub worms have been the best baits. Areas to look at in Jindabyne are Kalkite, Hatchery Bay, Creel Bay, Sids Bay, Clay Pits, Stinky Bay and Hayshed Bay. Jindabyne has been fishing well all we need is some photos and you can send them to thanks
Best power bait. Pink Nuggets, Fl Orange, Lime Twist, Rainbow Candy. Worms
"it is good to see Jiny picking up some good fish"


Hey Patto,
This is Lee’s little rainbow he caught yesterday at Middlingbank.
It was caught on Powerbait.

Eucumbene bait fishing:- GREAT, GREAT, GREAT
The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been very good with Powerbait taking some good catches. Worms under a bubble float have come into their own now with the cooler weather Rainbows are loving Power bait and Scrubbies in the Buckenderra arm and also Seven Gates with many anglers catching their bags. Lime twist, Fl.Orange, chunky chartreuse, Rainbow candy has been the popular favourite this week gruds have been getting some good browns and rainbows. Best areas are Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Buckenderra has been fishing really well with worm and power bait and Grubs.
Best tip worms under a bubble float and power bait 1 meter long lead



Hi guys


A group of eight of us headed up the Eucumbene for our annual fishing trip over the long weekend. The fishing off the bank during the day was great with the two boats taken only, one was used for an hour and a half during the trip.


The group caught over 40 fish for the weekend with average size of 38cm with a large number being caught on orange salmon eggs. The biggest was this 5 pound 64cm Brown caught on Chunky Cheese Saturday afternoon.

Eucumbene 60.7 %    
Jindabyne 89.6%      
Tantangara 25.5 % 


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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