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Archive Date: 24/04/2013



best places to go fly fishing is Rushes, Sevengates, Anglers Reach, Braemer Bay

Best places to go Bait fishing is Sevengates, Anglers Reach, Rushes, Best Bait Scrubworms.  "good tip try the worms under a Bubble float ".



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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:

FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card. Click on this link below.

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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


FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card. Click on this link below.
Note: We do not have licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.


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Rivers:- Eucumbene and Thredbo
Fishing methods are very dependent on the weather at the moment. A nice, still sunny day is ideal for searching with a dry and you may find a few fish rising if a hatch occurs. On overcast and cold days a nymph is a better option fished under an indicator.
We have had some good reports in the Eucumbene and Thredbo with Nymphs being the standout patterns. Glow Bugs will be worth using here too. There has been some good reports off fish moving up both rivers Eucumbene and Thredbo the best areas I found is around the ski tube up and down from the railroad bridge plenty of fish and from the Thredbo bridge up is worth a look.. Eucumbene from providence down most fish have been active late in the afternoon at night in the river black woolly buggers have been working well.
So when the rain does come there will be plenty of action in both rivers but at the moment look and get down the fish are very spooky good luck.
The River mouth fishing is well worth a try of an evening with the onset of the spawn run. Large streamers like a Fuzzy Wuzzy or Woolly Bugger on a slow sink or sink tip line are a great way to get amongst some big Browns
Best Dry flies are Red Tags, Humpy Royal, Klink hammer, Royal Wulff,
Best wet flies are B/H Nymphs, Prince Nymph, Pheasant tail Nymph
Black woolly bugger,
Don’t forget the Snowy river that runs into the  Island bend dam starts fishing well around this time off year.

Hi guys, just thought I'd drop in a picture of a great jack brown I picked up tailing with a #12 shaving brush on the bidgee.
Got pretty wet landing him but it was worth it.
Cheers, Mikey. 

Lake Eucumbene...... Not much has changed in the Lakes at the moment Lake Eucumbene is still dropping and Jindabyne is nice and high
Fly reports have varied over the past week. Daytime fishing has generally been the best with the evenings and night time fishing a little slow. Bead head nymphs and woolly buggers fished slow and deep have been the best fish takers of late. There have been some nice rainbows being caught for those who put a bit of time in.
There has been some good Browns around Buckenderra Rushes and Middling bank seven gates Woolly buggers have been working well and black B/H Nymphs are keeping the big fish interested. We have been getting good reports on the fly with intermediate and sinking lines have been doing well. Yes the reports have been slow and fisherman not doing so good so change what you are doing and get down to where the fish are you will find the results a lot better on a sinking line.
Best wet flies are woolly buggers, B/H Nymphs, woolly worms
Best areas have been Seven Gates, Buckenderra and Rushes Plains, with some fish also at Braemar, the dam wall and Anglers Reach.

Lake Jindabyne:-
Reports from Jindabyne have been scarce but evening and early morning should be a good time to find a few patrolling the edges. Stick Caddis, Olive Nymphs, Black Nymphs, Craig’s Nighttimes, Muddler Minnows, Scotch Poacher, Fuzzy Wuzzy's and Matukas are the patterns of choice at the moment.
A Mudeye pattern after dark should turn up a few good fish. Again go to a intermediate or sinking fly line you will get better results
Best areas to look at in Jindabyne are Kalkite, Creel Bay, Curiosity Rocks, Hayshed and Hatchery Bay.




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.


TASSIE DEVILS 115,Y48,S12,114,56,76,99,13,100
STING LURES    7,8,5,25,Y3,16,9


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 82,15,y94,114,s12,y36,55,s05,95
STING LURES 2,3,4,20,y3,21



Hey guy's,me,my dad Col,Gaz and Dan and Sam fished cemetery Point for a night.Water was very low and dad managed one nice brown caught on a grub late afternoon.It was very quiet after that,with a lot of rain.Saw some young guys leave a heap of rubbish behind,the inconsiderate grubs!!
Shayne from Canberra.


                                      BAIT FISHING

                           JINDABYNE & EUCUMBENE

Reports have continued to be great with fish being taken on worms and power bait. Worms under a bubble have been working very well also Power bait 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 Middlingbank, Anglers Reach and Old Adaminaby 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 some flies it works very well.
Craig’s Night time, Nymphs, woolly buggers




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