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Archive Date: 28/11/2012


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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.
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.

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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


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Rivers:- Stream levels have been very good over the past week or so with some nice fishing to be had when the weather allows. Thredbo and Eucumbene rivers are at a very fishable level and will and have produced some great dry fly action. The weekend just gone was very tough with the cool and windy conditions but even then some nice mayfly activity on the Eucumbene produced some fun fishing. The Thredbo level has been varying with the rain but still very fishable and if you can jag some good weather will produce some great dry fly action.Best areas to look at is in the higher reaches around Kyandra or up around tantangara we have been getting some good reports off bigger fish.The thredbo river has been fishing well around the thredbo village with some good reports off brown been Cought. "Sorry and Rainbows"
Best areas have been the upper Euc and up around the thredbo village using B/H Nymphs , Klinkhammers, Humpy Royals, Adams parachutes.
Might be worth to start looking at all other streams aswell the mooba river, little thredbo, snowy river, all the streams you have been thinking about all this winter think you will be very suprised

Spent some time on the thredbo last sunday. Conditions were mostly sunny but with a strong gusty wind ( downstream of course ) and pretty cold. I did catch several nice fish including the one real beauty. ( see attached photo ). It weighed somewhere between 4.5 and 5 pounds in the weigh net.
it was caught with a beadhead nymph from a deep run. put up a great fight too. It swam off strongly when released so it should be still there for some other lucky angler.
I also hooked and lost a slightly smaller sized rainbow after the second nymph got hooked into its dorsal fin whilst trying to net it. It then took off down stream and got into some heavy water below and i could not follow .
alas, another long range release. at least i got both my nymphs back.
Paul McFadden


Lake Eucumbene:- Has still produced some great fishing and like everywhere else will be even better with some stable weather.
Plenty of rainbows and browns have been caught of late and while fish condition has not been as fantastic the sheer numbers of fish moving and being caught have made up for it.
Browns have been in excellent condition and have been on yabbies in a big way. They are still taking small flies but a large streamer would be a good bet to chase these fish.
Fast stripped or slowly worked bead head nymphs are working well during the day on rainbows, with stick caddis, midge pupa or unweighted nymphs working well during the evenings.
Fishing is excellent in the Middilingbank and Seven Gates areas and a few reports suggest the Angler's Reach area has picked up. Still the fly fishing has been hard but if you go Searching for them you will have a good days fishing don't stay in one spot for two long if you do you will have a long day so move and search.
Best areas are Rushy’s, Seven Gates, good number off browns have been Caught.



Lake Tantangara :-A few very nice quality fish have been reported but not much in the way of numbers at this stage. Reports suggest that the fishing has improved over the past week.

Best flies will be small nymphs both beadhead and unweighed, stick caddis, caddis pupa, Klinkhammers, black wolly worms, Mark2 Woollie Buggers and woolly worms and buggers

Lake Jindabyne fly:
Still no current Jindy fly reports.The lake has been fishing well when you can pick the days with good weather. But no reports have come in over the last weeks.
Best flies at present are Mrs Simpson brown ,Mrs Simpson olive. Woolly buggers Olive & Black, B/H Nymphs black, Fuzzy Wuzzys, Williams Goldfish.
Best areas are Poo Bay, Dam Wall, Snowline Park, Hatchery Bay, East Jindabyne, Kalkite. if you have any Reports around Jiny send your pics and reports to 


Jindabyne:-Trolling reports have been quiet also, but the downrigging will be fantastic at present.
Best areas to try would be kalkite and waste point area and also off sid's bay.

· Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have been ok.Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall . With cooler conditions there should be a few more fish taking shallow running minnows and Tassie Devils, strike pro blades and X-Rap 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.
Tassies in, Y05, Y48, 23,Y82,Y94,51,84,36,104,80,and most of the new Tassie are getting some good fish. and any of the yellow wing patterns have been excellent S12 is working well. Dual Depth versions are a good option for getting down a fraction deeper.Best Stinger Lures are 17,18,25,3,4,22,11, Strike Pro Blades and Min Mins are working very well

Baitfishing :- Mudeyes are back in stock now and are producing some good fish at both Jindabyne and Eucumbene. Bait fishing has been excellent in Jindabyne with Gulp Power bait and standard Power bait and the new Magic Morsels Trout Bait. Quality fish are coming in from the Rushes Bay, Waste point Kalkite and Hatchey Bay areas. Best Bait is scrub worms picking up some good Browns.

Hi Michael
Thank you again for your on-going support for the Diplomatic Fishing Tournament. We had a great weekend.

19 November 2012
The twenty-fourth Diplomatic Fishing Tournament took place during the weekend 16-18 November 2012 with the participants enjoying some glorious brisk alpine spring weather at Buckenderra Holiday Village on Lake Eucumbene.
Fourteen diplomatic missions, including the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, took part in this keenly contested tournament and social weekend, with a record one hundred and forty nine staff, family members and friends participating.
Overall fishing was hard, but with good fish being caught. 85 fish were weighed-in with 24 fish over a kilogramme and an average weight of 860 grams (since only the heaviest fish caught counts, not all fish were weighed-in with many more fish caught and released). Trolling was by far the most successful method with 51 fish caught, with 22 caught bait fishing and 7 on fly and one spinning.
The High Commission of Fiji won the sought-after team event, with the heaviest three fish weighing 5.5kg, caught by its team of Anna Nainoca, Jonetani Tagivetaua and Larry Irava. The Embassy of Afghanistan came second, with the Embassy of Russia Federation in third place.
A junior, Jackie Keeenan, fishing for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade won the individual Grand Open Competition with a lovely 2.3kg brown trout caught trolling with a Pink Flatfish at Brookwood Bay.
The Adults Division was taken out by José Garcia fishing for the Embassy of Spain, with a brown trout of 2.2kg caught on orange PowerBait in Buckenderra campsite.
The Juniors Division (under 15 years old) was won by a very excited Reanan Armstrong fishing for the Embassy of Spain with a very nice 1.3kg trout caught trolling in a Hobie kayak with a Tassie Devil Y90 in Middlingbank Arm.
Jackie Keenan also won the inaugural female’s trophy and Jim Blyton, fishing for the Delegation of the European Union, won the fly fishing trophy with a 1.9kg brown caught on a Bill’s Yabby.
Planning is already underway for the 25th anniversary tournament next year (22-24 November 2013).




Eucumbene 60.0 %    
Jindabyne 88.6%     
Tantangara 24.5% 



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Cheers patto

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