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Archive Date: 09/04/2013

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Dear Paddys Corner Supporters
I am sending this email to advise you that the Aboriginal Land Claim for the Paddys Corner Reserve on the Thredbo River has been dismissed and that the Monaro Acclimatisation Society (MAS) will be installed as Trustee Managers of the reserve.  I would like to thank all of you who supported us in this matter and ask you refer this email to others who may be interested.
The MAS will now be seeking funds to upgrade Paddys Corner Reserve and we will also be endeavouring to contact the local Aboriginal Land Council to consult with them over the management of the reserve.
On behalf of the MAS I wish you all good fishing and I hope your access to the Thredbo River through Paddys Corner Reserve is respected as a privilege.
Steve Samuels
Monaro Acclimatisation Society Inc


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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:- Are fishing very well at present and while not all fish are huge there are enough smaller fish feeding to have some fun most rivers are running well and clear.
On the Eucumbene the fishing has been similar to that in the Thredbo. Searching or casting at a sighted fish with a dry has been working well in the glides and slow pools. A dry indicator with a weighted nymph has been the best option in the faster runs at the head of pools.
The Thredbo River is doing much the same as Euc it pays to slow down and look. Down below the Thredbo Bridge is fishing well up past the hatchery and around the Diggings. Mostly rainbows have been caught with a few browns.
Smaller high country streams have still been producing over the last week, with a nice still warmish day making the ideal fishing in these cooler streams. Small dries or nymphs are the go here.
Best Dry flies have been Adams parachutes, Klinkhammers, Blue wing olive parachutes, Elk Hair caddis and Beetle patterns, Wulff's and Humpies are good too at present.
Best wet flies are black & brown Nymphs, Hare & copper, Gold Ribbed,
The Moonbah, Murrumbidgee, Gungarlin, Eucumbene, Thredbo are all great rivers to have a look at over the weekend.

Lake Eucumbene:-Fly reports have been a little slow but there are still some nice rainbows to be caught. Levels are still dropping at this stage but the fishing has not turned off as yet.
Mudeye hatches have been good this week and with some good conditions the fish and fishing will be outstanding. After dark with a Craig's Nightime and woolly bugger pattern should work, but you can also try Mark2 woolly bugger, cordulids and the ever popular hi-Vis mudeye. Black and brown Muddler minnows are also great fish takers after dark.
Best wet flies are muddlers, woolly buggers, Woolly worms
Best dry flies are klink hammers, stimulators, black crickets
Best places rushes bay, buckenderra, middling bank and up around the dam wall.
We have had some good reports coming in from anglers reach and providence in the last few days.
Best areas to go are Rushes Bay, seven gates, Middling bank,
Anglers Reach, Old Adaminaby 

        sideshow bob with a good brown Caught on a woolly bugger   

Lake Jindabyne fly:-  Reports from Jindabyne have suggested that fishing down deep is the best bet at present. With cooler nights the edges should fish well early in the day. Small wets and searching with the gold fish and Woolly Buggers will find a few fish. A Mudeye pattern after dark in the evenings should turn up a few good fish also.
Best areas to look at in Jindabyne are Kalkite, Creel Bay, Curiosity Rocks, Hayshed and Hatchery Bay.
Best wets flies are gold fish, woolly buggers, B/H Nymphs
Best Dry’s flies are caddis, Royal Humpy, choc Klinkhammers, Stimulators

                         TROLLING AND SPINNING

The quality of some of the fish has been superb with real football like condition. Best spots to troll have been Sids Bay, Creel Bay, Kangaroo Bay, the bank between Sid's and Kalkite and close to the township.

spinning from the banks with Blades have been getting some good rainbows and browns.

trolling and spinning have picked up in the last week with the cooler weather moving in.

Best lures are Blades, large Celtas,

tassies devils S11,86,99,74,97,20

sting lures 4,17,18,23

RMG, XR6 Rapalas 


LAKE EUCUMBENE:-                

Eucumbene trolling reports have been better with both flat lining and leadcore working well.

Tassies have been working very well in the early hours in close.

Most of the fish being caught have been rainbows but there is always the chance of a brown.

Small Attack minnows have accounted for several fish for one group while Blades have been great for another boat.

Browns have been on yabbies overall so a deeper bodied minnow like the Merlin deep divers will get down and is a cracker for targeting these larger aggressive fish.

TASSIE DEVILS Y36,114,Y90,115,111,112,100,1,8
STING LURES 11,2,4,23
MERLINS ,16,24,20




I popped in last Friday to pick up some flies and advice on fly fishing the lake. Unfortunately I lucked out on the fly but the trolling and bait fishing was quite good in the mornings. Picked up a number of fish flatlining tassie devils as well as a couple quality fish on power bait. The fish were is seriously good nick and fought like very few lake trout I have caught before   



                                      BAIT FISHING

                           JINDABYNE & EUCUMBENE


Reports have continued to be great with fish being taken on mudeyes.Mudeyes under a bubble are the obvious best baits but also Powerbait is working well.
in the last week good reports have been coming in with worms under a bubble with about a 9foot lead from the bubble.

Seven Gates, Dam wall and Middilingbank in Eucumbene

Jindabyne reports have been a little slow but the fishing should keep improving with the cooler conditions. Creel bay, Sids, Hatchery would be well worth a look at the moment.

don't forget if your bubble fishing try a flie it works very well.
                Craigs Night time, Nymphs, woolly buggers

               LACHY HARDY WITH A GOOD 8-1/2LB BROWN


So if anyone has any reports send them to thanks


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