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Archive Date: 10/07/2012

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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.

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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


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.
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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 buckenderra area with a few good rainbows and browns being taken in the evening. The fish are feeding most of the day around 10am till 7pm, 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 around the bay areas close to the shore. Fishing is still going well with the lake dropping a little. 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.Remember get the wind behind your back you will get better Results.

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

Hey mick
, this brown trout was caught at the dam wall on a woolly bugger
        well done tory good to see the young guns out there fishing            

Hi Guys,
Today was interesting with gale force winds on the lake. Drove to the Frying pan which was full of chop, then headed around to Rushy which looked more like the South Coast with waves breaking in the middle of the bay and the points getting smashed. The result was the bays were so milky they were unfishable. I then proceeded to drive to every access point I knew before settling on Yens bay where I could at least roll cast 10-15m line with the wind. I was getting a lot of tentative takes without hooking up before I scored the rainbow on a woolly bugger. An hour or so after this the fish came to the surface in the chop and I scored a couple of tiny rainbows on an unweighted black nymph. This was soon followed by the brown smashing the same nymph. She fought hard, put on quite the aerial display and was a very thick fish. Didn’t weigh her, just snapped her and put her back. Considering the disgusting conditions was pretty happy with the afternoons fishing.
Ben Elliott


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.




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 Y48,104,Y90,26,99,20,450,Y94,strike pro blades, Rainbow Squidgies x-raps,


Hi Guys,

My dad and i came into your shop and bought some lures a week ago and you gave me a yellow tassie devil with spots. We fished in Lake Eucumbene and i caught this big trout using the lure you gave me, thanks heaps its my favorite lure.

Luke Salminen


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. Remember when Launching your boat or Driving around the lake you can get bogged with the edges been very soft so take care

Tassie Devils Y36,26,Y48,20,99,Y9452,100,31 strike pro Blades , x-raps
sting lures 8,7,2,3,25,11 


Even though the snow has started to fall in mountains we have our very enthusiastic fisherman still arriving at Buckenderra. Bank fisherman  are still catching them on power bait chunky cheese, sherbet,, rainbow, orange salmon eggs and even the lime twist a real variety has been used in the last week the largest was 4.75lb and a few of the fellows have caught some nice rainbows on scrub worms. With trolling a nice 55cm brown was caught on a Tassie devil  and Amanda Crowe caught a nice 2.6kg brown on a gold fleck scorpion it was hard work but worth it. The few fly fisherman done well on bead head nymph.

Hope to see you soon.

Happy Fishing from the Team at Buckenderra.





Buckenderra Holiday Village

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 Jindy picking up some good fish"
Hey Mick + Ray ,
Heres a photo of Will Lehrmann with this Rainbow he caught on "rainbow" Powerbait at Seven Gates.
Mike Lehrmann

Eucumbene bait fishing:- 'STILL GOING 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,
I fished Eucumbene on Sunday afternoon between 12 and 4 pm, the weather was unkind but the fishing was great. Me and a friend caught five rainbows each, mine were all accounted for on lime twist powerbait, the largest fish weighing 1.05 kg. 


Eucumbene 59.2 %    
Jindabyne 88.3%      
Tantangara 29.2 % 


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Cheers patto

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