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Archive Date: 19/09/2012

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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.
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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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Lake Eucumbene...windy and cold but things will be better this weekend
The lake has been a much better in the Buckenderra,Seven gates,Rushy's area with a few good browns and Rainbows being taken in the evening.   There are still enough of those fat browns around to keep most anglers happy.There has been some good Browns around Buckenderra. Woolly buggers have been working well and black B/H Nymphs are keeping the big fish interested.
now the days are getting warmer and a little windy start getting them fly's down to where the Rainbows are the big browns are starting to come in closer well worth walking around buckenderra.
best areas are buckenderra, seven gates, dam wall.
best fly's are black woolly buggers, B/H Nymphs, Mrs Simpsons, woolly worms,when you see the fish moving on the top best fly's are klinkhammers, 

G'day Mick and Ray,
Quick pic from last weekends Fly Fishing efforts! 
Saturday was a right off with the howling wind but Sunday made up for the previous day and the 3 weeks I hadn't been back to the lake! 
11 fish caught in 4 hours, all around 2lb with one at 4lb (pic attached).  All fish caught on a dark Cahill wet.
Lake has dropped a lot but doesn't seem to have deterred the fishing, they're still feeding!
Good times to be had this coming season!


Fly Fishing

Lake Jindabyne..Not much has change fishing is still going well and there are planty off fish around the weedy areas the Rainbow and Browns are fat and moving around looking for food.

Jindabyne has been great in the mornings and there is plenty of good polaroiding opportunities now the weather is good. Searching with a B/H green Nymphs will produce a few nice ones or just wander the bank looking for fish and cast a small black woolly bugger at any fish found cruising. There is still a heap of weed in many of the bays with the lake still coming up . 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 Guys,
Attatched a photo of a brown caught at yens bay last Month.

Mimi Michael


Trolling and Spinning

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 windy and warm. Some nice fish taken trolling around the outside of the weed beds in many of the bays. best areas to fish around,poo bay down below the jindabyne club, snowline caravan Park. things have been a little slow so your lure selection is important. Blade 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  105, 84, 99, 50, 101, Y90, 7, 100

Had great falls of snow in the park last week  and the weekend we saw magnificent weather. The fishing was a little slow to begin with not to many caught but as the weekend progressed we heard  more good reports.Power bait  anything with orange  done very well the largest caught was 40cm and just over a kilo, spinning the best was using  a small Tassie devil the largest was a  brown  5lb caught at Wanui Bay.Trolling was excellent on Sunday especially heading towards  Middlingbank  some of the men caught up to 10 over the weekend they were still catching them closer to the bank so not really deep at the moment. And finally the fly fishing it has been excellent the largest caught on a Green Nymph 2.3kg brown at 57cm also Green Woolly Buggers and Black Midge done well.That’s it from team a Buckenderra hope to see you soon.


Buckenderra Holiday Village

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

i just thought i would share with you some photos and a trout i caught at lake eucumbene on saturday. it measured 58cm and weighed in at 2.75kg. on that same session i also caught a 56cm and a 52cm. they were all caught on a rapala 90cm jointed hardbody lure in brown trout colour. 
before i go fishing i always have a look at your website for the latest in fishing reports and info, thanks a lot.
Danny Currall



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:- Power bait has slowed down in the last two weeks worms and Grubs have been the best bait with some good browns and Rainbows feeding off the bottom. 
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


Dear Alpine Angler

Hubby and I love our fishing and follow your fishing reports on a regular basis. The web cam at old Adaminaby is fantastic as well. 
We took a  midweek trip to Old Adaminaby. Arriving at 3pm we located a lovely spot on lake Eucumbene.
We fished from the bank using powerbait, a mix of orange chartouss and rainbow. The old bardy grub and as you have suggested a scrubby under a float, they all caught fish, thanks of the advice.
Hubby Craig caught this big brown trout 63cm, 7 pound within the first 10 minutes of setting his rod, his old faithful ugly stick he has owned for 20 years.
In total 13 fish mostly browns all between 37 to 47cms all in very good condition so a very good trip.
We even had two double hook ups = two fish on one rod. Once with two browns and within a hour with two rainbows very rare I would have thought?
Just wondering if you can help out with the large colour variation in the rainbow trout pictured, are the different varieties?
As you can see one has black fins and very dark in colour. Maybe a Brook Trout?

Very kind regards
Janette & Craig Hansen


Hey Mick and Ray,
these two fish were caught around braemar bay on powerbait and 1 small rainbow was released. the bigger fish weighed at 4.25 pounds.




Eucumbene 54.0 %    
Jindabyne 87.4%      
Tantangara 29.4 % 



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