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Archive Date: 05/12/2012


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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.

Maritime services are on the lakes, So make sure you water craft are up to par with current safety standards, if you are not sure contact Ph 13 12 56 or website:

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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 Caught.
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

                    'it's starting to pick up'
Lake Eucumbene:-now the weather is warming up we are starting to see more fish moving around this is the time to start getting out there . 
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.Best fly's are Klinkhammers, green Nymphs,Adams parachute,stick caddis,late in the afternoon try fuzzy wuzzys,black muddlers,foam Mudeyes



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: 'NEEDING MORE REPORTS'
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

                         BAIT FISHING IS FANTASTIC

:- 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.
best place to fish is Eucumbene fishing very well

It has been a very busy month here at Buckenderra from the Snowy Mountain Trout festival till
the National fly fishing competition last weekend. Fly fishing has been very tough going during the day but of an evening they have had better luck with the weather warming up we may see more bug activity on the water bringing them closer to shore. The week before we had the diplomatic Tournament with a number of embassies represented a junior, Jackie Keenan, 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 High Commission of Fiji won the sought-after team event, with the heaviest three fish weighing 5.5kg Still a lot of browns are being caught with the rainbows  starting to arrive they have been very healthy... both species. A nice 3.4kg brown was caught from the bank on scrubworms (photo) and the popular powerbait has been sherbert burst. Trolling has been more successful using orange Tassie devils as well as the Eucumbene bomber starting to do great work. We have seen so many visitors over the last month especially over the trout festival we would like to congratulate Jay Allen on winning the overall largest fish which weighed 3.416 kg   and the Territory Anglers for taking out the Club Team award well done guys.
Buckenderra Holiday Village



Eucumbene 59.6 %    
Jindabyne 88.5%     
Tantangara 25.0% 

                          tommy in Argentina    


      patto and  Paul williams in darwin                                                         

Got any reports from the local lakes ? If so, email them along with pictures to for inclusion in our weekly report.



Cheers patto

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