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Archive Date: 30/01/2013



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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:- Not much has change
Most rivers are fishing well water levels are good in most rivers.
The Thredbo river has been fishing well above the hatchery in the afternoon best flies
Are Klinkhammers, adams parachutes, red tags, royal wulff, B/H Nymphs black and brown.
The key is to fish at the right time off day mornings and afternoon you will have a better time.
The Eucumbene river is still flowing good but the fishing has been hard again fish late in the afternoon not In the middle of the day most of the fishing has been alright up higher around Kiandra and down into the gorge.
Best fly’s are red tags, Klinkhammers, B/H Nymphs, stimulators, Hardy’s favourite.
Remember go fishing at the right time and you will have a better time.


                           LOCAL DAMS

            Eucumbene, Tantangara, Guthega, three mile

LOCAL DAMS                                                                            
Eucumbene, Tantangara, Guthega, three mile
keep up with this retrieve it's working well
Reports have been getting better on Eucumbene with most of the fishing down the lower end of the lake
Best fishing is around Rushy’s bay seven gates and middlingbank.
Most off the fishing has been good in the afternoon with a good number off browns coming in on the Dark.
Rainbows are starting to come in as well best fly’s are Fuzzy Wuzzys, black woolly buggers, black and red woolly worm
Remember when stripping the fly in change your action 6 small jabs wait 5 seconds then more quick jabs this has been working well
Do the same with B/H Nymphs you will be surprised well that’s the best tip I can give at the moment it has been working.
Not much has change at Jindabyne with not many reports coming in once again with my tips at Jindy good luck
Reports from Tantangara have been picking up with good numbers of fish coming in worth a fish.
Lake Guthega good reports of brown close to the shore line so if you like the high country try this lake you will be surprised.
Three Mile dam if you like to catch up on your dry fly fishing this is a good spot to do that plenty of small fish but really good fun and a good day out.

              Nice fish caught by Adam Cox fly fishing with a mudeye pattern 6.6lb 65 cm



Jindabyne:- Spinning and Trolling no Reports
Eucumbene:- Trolling and Spinning
Reports have been good with some good fishing down the bottom end off the lake around and around Braemer Bay
Rushy’s, Middlingbank, seven gates, Wainui bay, trolling with tassies devils, 104,Y48,Y94,31,29,53,76,PP
Most fish have been taking them about 40 meters out with some good results.
Sting lures have been going well closer to the shore line picking up some good browns, 22,12,1,10,2,4,16
the best lure has been the strike pro blades inGold, silver, brown, black, try them you will be surprised.
Other lakes to try Guthega dam and Three mile dam this is a good time to get up there with most off the fish taking small
Lures like Celtas and Rapalas have been working well if you haven’t tried these lakes get up there.
Tantangara has been doing much the same as Eucumbene but the stand out lurer is the strike pro blades from the shore line and trolling
Give them ago Gold, silver are working well
Jindabyne need reports
So if anyone has any reports send them to thanks
Happy New Year to everyone hope you all had a safe start to 2013
We have seen very hot weather over the last few weeks and has slowed the fishing a little. From the bank it has been tough going with very few caught on power bait, mud eyes have been doing reasonably well especially the spiders.
Fly fisherman are catching them from dusk till 11 at night. We had Thomas Pahor catch his first trout fly fishing with a black muddler and Adam Cox caught a nice brown with mudeye pattern 65cm and it weighed 6.6lb.
With Trolling  we are seeing them caught very deep 40 to 60ft  and majority at Wainui Bay early morning and later afternoon seem to be better times and Tassie devils with pink or yellow definitely the time for down riggers with water temperatures rising.
At present the lake level is 55.1% and slowly dropping we hope this will only be for a few more weeks
Hope to see you soon at Buckenderra.
Buckenderra Holiday Village


best place to fish is Eucumbene fishing very well
best bait is worms and Mudeye's.
Baitfishing :-
Mudeye’s are back in stock now and are producing some good fish at Eucumbene worm as well have been the stand out Bait with some good browns been caught.
And rainbows been caught power bait has been working alright in most places.
Best areas are seven gates, Middlingbank, old Adaminaby, anglers Reach and Rushys bay.
If you can catch some grasshoppers try them under a bubble.
Most off the bait fisherman are doing well all around the lake so if you want to get them browns there are plenty of them about.
Tantangara has been great with some big browns coming in around 5 to 6lb mostly on worms and Mudeye’s

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 on Tuesday 21st August. 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




Eucumbene 55.0 %    
Jindabyne 87.0%     
Tantangara 26.0% 



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