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Archive Date: 06/08/2012

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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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Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2012.
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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. 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.The rainbows are still feeding on midges close to the Banks but remember you must go looking for them 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
Hi Guys,
I have attached some pics from the last 2 sessions. 7 fish in each session and all but a couple feeding within two meters of the bank. I caught the brown on a size 18 paradun while it was feeding on midge on the surface. There were at least another three browns in the bay doing the same with one definitely bigger than the one in the photo. The Eucumbene is definitely delivering the goods at the moment.
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.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.




Trolling and Spinning
Jindabyne-: Jindy is getting better very day
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 43,76,26,99,59,7,50,strike pro blades, Rainbow Squidgies x-raps,

                         68cm Brown cought around the snowy arm at jindy

Hi Mick,
Here are a few photos of some of the 60 odd fish that my son and I landed in our 10 days down at Jindabyne. Fish were caught at East Jindabyne and also at the sailing club in Jindabyne. They were caught on the Orange Pulp Gulp and roughly 20 fish were caught on various blades and Tassie Devils. 
Had a great time, and thanks for your help.

Cheers, Ahmad.

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


Jindabyne bait fishing:- 'bardies and worms'
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' worms under a bubble,bardies on the bottom has been 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




Three phots's of 59cm 1.9kg cleaned weight caught in the cobrabold bay area with a 14cm (crucion carp I think) it had eaten.
Colin Myles
What great weather over the weekend at Buckenderra  3 fishing clubs came to visit us and all had different stories to tell. Trolling the largest brown caught around at Wainui bay on a cracked frog quick fish  was 63cm and 2.04kg clean quite a few rainbows caught ranging from 350gms up to 900gms, Tassie devils with pink as well as rapala’s were the more popular, spinning from the boat had Shorty catching some nice ones especially around the trees using blades (photo attached) this one is 59cm long 1.9kg cleaned with a14cm (crucion carp) it had eaten. Power bait we had chunky cheese with some of the guys using chartreuse and others using the sherbert burst most fisherman were making their daily limit.
With our fly fisherman shaving brush emerges or elk hair caddis when midge were on the water and on a warmer day have been doing well.


Fished Old Adaminaby Saturday arvo for 6 rainbows and a 57cm Brown, cold with light drizzling rain but well worth the visit.  All the fish were caught on Power bait. My son Ryan showing off the biggest trout he has ever caught.

Another great week at Buckenderra the temperature has been steady at 8 to 9 degrees during the day and dropping down to -3 nice mountain conditions and it has been the kids that have been doing well catching the fish,  the majority were caught from the bank and again chunky cheese and sherbert burst with chartreuse catching a few rainbows as well the most caught later in the afternoon Patrick and Jamie done really well while they were here with the largest 60cm long and caught with powerbait  the fish have lost a bit of condition but still good size. I know there a few fly fisherman here but they haven’t told me to muchLTrolling has been in shallower water  various colours of Tassie devils being used with Marcus catching a fantastic one on Sunday with a rainbow pattern stump jumper it weighed 2.34kg what a beauty I have attached  a photo’s...Awesome job boys.
From the team at Buckenderra happy fishing and see you soon.


Eucumbene 57.0 %    
Jindabyne 86.4%      
Tantangara 25.0 % 



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