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Archive Date: 09/01/2013

                                                                      HAPPY NEW YEAR

                     NEXT REPORT WILL BE ON THE 09/01/2013

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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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Stream levels are still looking pretty good . Thredbo and Eucumbene rivers are at a very fishable level and will and have produced some great dry fly action. The weekend just gone has been very warm with good Hatches so thing should be picking up over Christmas  . The Thredbo has been fishing very well down below the bridge with good reports off rainbows and a few browns in the last week once again things are looking good for Christmas  . 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.
Try not going to heavy on the tippet with the water being so clear around 4lb to 5lb will do the trick.


Lake Eucumbene:-
fishing is starting to get better and better so everyone should have a good time over Christmas  
Reports have been better over the week around Rushy bay down below the toilets with rainbows moving in closer and around Midway Point  . Wet flies on dark are the best options with Craig’s Nigh time, brown and black Beetles, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Woolly Buggers are the best patterns to try. Homeleigh Bay, Rainbow Pines, Seven Gates and the River Mouth are the best spots to look at. Pick areas with good weed beds and some depth. Searching out clear water is a must as wave action is stirring up some areas and making the water cloudy. Just been getting good reports around Rushys bay and around seven gates the rainbows are starting to come in closer. Most fisherman are starting to strip there fly’s faster so when using woolly buggers get them moving. I have been using size 12 fuzzy Wuzzys and getting good results.
My best fly’s have been fuzzy Wuzzys, black woolly buggers, black Muddlers,
The Mudeyes have been moving around now so the fishing is starting to improve.
Good reports around Seven gates green Nymphs, tom Jones, Olive woolly buggers


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. What we here the water is warm and the fishing is Slow So if you are out there fishing go deep and slow
Best time off the day would be late around 6pm till dark. The only tip I can give you is good luck
Any reports send them to

Jindabyne:- Spinning and Trolling no Reports

Eucumbene:- 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, 89,105,pp,48,y62,73,23,88and 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


My name is Tony Pizzano and I’m from Canberra .

Caught this nice Brown Trout 6LB.  at BucWainui Baykenderra  


                         BAIT FISHING IS FANTASTIC

Mudeyes are back in stock now and are producing some good fish at Eucumbene. Bait fishing has been excellent with worms being the best bait  along with Mudeye’s . Quality fish are coming in from the Rushes Bay,Seven gates, anglers Reach, middlingbank, Has been the best it ever has been  . Best Bait is scrub worms picking up some good Browns. Good browns are coming in around from 3lb to 6lb. So Christmas is coming and the fishing is good so don’t leave the kids at home take them up and show them what fishing is all about it’s a good time to get that favourite photo with your boy and girl holding that big brown or rainbow.
best place to fish is Eucumbene fishing very well
best bait is worms and Mudeye's. Bait fishing is fantastic



Hi Guys,

Just returned from our annual Eucumbene trip and thought you would like a few photo's of some of the quality browns we caught. (mudeyes,worms,then bardi grubs were the best bait & as well as a few browns after dark on the fly).


Cheers Mal



Eucumbene 58.0 %    
Jindabyne 88.0%     
Tantangara 26.0% 

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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