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Archive Date: 25/07/2012

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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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Lake Eucumbene

The lake has been a little better in the buckenderra, Rushy's, Middlingbank, seven gates.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. 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

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.With good reports off Brookies and rainbows being caught around Kalkite with Brookies up to 3lb plus.Best areas are the snowy arm, kalkite,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.So this is the best time to fish jindy now as it has been very slow for a few month now the reports have been coming in thick and fast it's a good time to see if you can catch one off these Brooke trout before they Disappear.
polaroided Jindy on Saturday, level is still very high but managed to get a couple of fish including this very fat brook trout . He was probably close to three pound and for his size put up a very good fight. He ate a size 16 brown nymph fished about a foot off the bank

Matt Daniel



Hey Mick + Ray, these fish were caught at lake eucumbene, the brown was caught on a white and red celta, and the rainbow on a black nymph 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.With good numbers of Brook trout being caught around Kalkite weighing in around 3lb.  
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 Y48,104,97,15,31,56,Y36,100,101,strike pro blades, Rainbow Squidgies x-raps,

Brrrrrrr yes we can feel the snow on the mountains it is  great to sit around the fire and have a line in the water. And we had a few doing that over the last week.
Bank fishing power bait,  power bait, power bait they have been doing so well with it chunky cheese, rainbow,  some with lime twist and chartreuse anything from 400gm to 2 kg and a few browns as well the largest 53cm  it was not easy on some days with the wind picking up but those that braved it where happy enough, different types of worms were also the go early morning from 7am till around 10 and later afternoon we the better times.
With fly fishing Simon was getting them on black bead head nymph later in the afternoon/early evening. Trolling  rapalla’s with  rainbow trout pattern saw a nice 2.2kg brown around Wanui bay.... it has been the place to go for trolling.
Finally I have some photos from Ian these were caught on a red body / yellow wing (No 10) Sting Lure. 
That’s it from the team from Buckenderra happy fishing everyone and keep warm.


Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have been good.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. Not much has changed over the past week but the fishing is still going well.

Tassie Devils Y36,26,Y90,BR,89,450,Y94,52,31,28,99, strike pro Blades , x-raps
sting lures 8,7,2,3,25,11
Hi there.
Attached are a couple of photos taken last weekend at Eucumbene. We caught 4 good sized brown trout on the troll at Wianue Bay all in the same trolling lane we were working - out of the wind on Saturday mid-morning and early Sunday. The largest went 2.2 kilos others in the pictures went 1.75 kilos each  They were all caught on mid-depth trout patterned rapala minnows in about 3-4 metres of water. Thought these may be worth submitting proving you can catch good trout on the troll in mid-winter. A bit cold but well worth the trip and we were well looked after by the team at the Buckenderra holiday park.
The MSB boys were out and about which is a good thing this time of year.
See you next time we venture up.
Karl Currier and Greg (Jack) Adam

Hey Patto,
Heres a photo of Will Lehrmann with this Brown he got a Yens Bay today .He got it on a Gold Panther Tassie , trolling behind the Fletchers boat.We took a quick pic then the fish was released.

Mike Lehrmann

Jindabyne bait fishing
Bait fishing has been excellent with some good catches of mostly Rainbows and Brook trout up to 3lb plus so this is the time to be out there if you want some good fish 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 so if youe have any photos 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"

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,

Had another great session on Lake Eucumbene on Sunday afternoon. I landed 4 rainbows between 3 and 6 pm, the biggest weighing just over a kilo. Three were caught on yellow salmon egg and the last fish was caught on chunky cheese. Thank you for your tips on how to drive Corollas on snowy roads. I knew it was snowing but none of it settled on the banks while I was fishing so I wasn't expecting to see snow on the road when I left to go home.





        the coles family day out well done boys                        

the boy fishing back in June looks like Tony needs some lessons to catch the Big ones 'from wall'

Eucumbene 57.7 %    
Jindabyne 87.3%      
Tantangara 26.3 % 


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Cheers patto

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