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Archive Date: 07/11/2013



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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:
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 hand written licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can only do them online with your MasterCard or Visa in the shop.

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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Fly Fishing Rivers
The Eucumbene river still hasn’t fired yet not many reports coming in as yet let’s hope the weather warms up so the insect life gets active soon. 
We did get some good reports on the other small rivers around the area but only on the good days with no wind so the fish are there we just need this wind to stop.
Don’t forget about the Monaro rivers we have been stocking them for sometime now so they should be fishing well if you haven’t fished these rivers around hear give it a go the rivers are running and there clear. To me this is fishing and it’s been awhile now and I’m looking forward to getting out there.
Remember the Eucumbene and Thredbo are not the only rivers about get out there and have a look at all the other rivers you will be surprised.

Lake Eucumbene:-reports are comingwith many fisherman doing it tuff on the fly but still we keep getting reports off browns being Caught all over the Dam many fisherman getting them on Mrs Simpsons, Hammills killers, fuzzy’s, black Phantoms.
Still not getting many reports off rainbows coming in now the lake in coming up and is about to go over the grass let’s hope things will change soon with the Snowy mtns Trout festival on this weekend I think the fly fishermen have a good chance off snagging the big one and if you are lucky you will get that rainbow that will take out the big price I do think if you are going in the fly section you will have a good chance in taking out some good prices this week coming up so give it a go get out there and show everyone what the fly fishermen can do well when the going gets tuff!! 
My tip fish all the gully’s around the lake
Best wet flies are Mrs Simpson, Hammills, Phantoms, fuzzys, in the gully’s bead head Nymphs
Remember try fishing at in the middle of the day when the insects are about and the days is warmest.

Hi Guys

A quick summary of our 3 day trip spent at the frying pan from Friday, 18/10.

On the water at 2.30PM, 3 boats (6 mates) with success almost immediately netting 7 fish in the first session finishing before dusk - the weather was fine with slight breeze. With anticipation of another great day's fishing we started at 6.30AM in perfect conditions reaching a temp of 28 degrees with no wind throughout the day. However, the fishing proved extremely difficult and only two fish caught for the day, part of the afternoon we baited worms around the trees without luck.  In mid morning, the fisheries inspectors thoroughly patrolled the section of the lake and checked all licences from each boat and land anglers. This is the first time we've been checked by inspectors, in reading recent reports it appears that licence checks are becoming more frequent. On Sunday, an overcast cold windy day again proved difficult and minimal success throughout the day albeit one four pound brown caught by Scoop on a brown rapalla at seven gates inlet. The majority of fish were caught using rapalla's either behind ford-fender or light lead and also had luck with yellow Tassie devil.All up 11 fish came home all in great condition between 2-4 pound with only a few thrown back. 



Lake Jindabyne:-
fishing has Improved on the lake when the wind has stopped good hatches are starting to happen and the fish are starting to come in close.
Fishing on the windy days most wet flies are working well Mrs Simpsons, woolly buggers, phantoms, Fuzzys when the wind has stopped dry’s have been great with plenty of fish rising in close and out wide. Most fish are still coming in close and feeding well and taking Dry’s. Klinkhammers, Wulffs, ant patterns, stick caddis, most off the fishing has been over on the western side off the lake with good results get into them tight bays where the food is.

TROLLING AND SPINNING JINDABYNE & EUCUMBENE, trolling is still going well and with the trout festival coming up there will be plenty off happy trollers about.
Trolling around Eucumbene has been good with some good reports around Buckenderra, Rushes bay, Wainui Bay, have been the stand out bays
Most people are using Blades, tassies, Rapalas, and the new strike Pro Bob N Spoons.
We been getting some good reports in most of these fish have been taking Blades, Tassies and Sting lures
At the moment I would be fishing around Buckenderra this seems to be the place to be with the reports getting better and better every week.
best tassies are most yellow wings, Y94,112,48,111,s11,106,88,89 don’t forget to try the sting lures as well.
Best areas are Buckenderra, Rushes bay, yens bay, Dam wall the best lure by fare has been the snowy minnow of the banks this lure amazes me it always bring the best results when it’s windy. When Trolling Jindabyne stay in close to the banks using tassies, Blades, Celtas, 
Best place to fish is Buckenderra trolling with worms has been really good 

My Brother Scott bourke Caught this at seven gates brown on a black matuka
JINDABYNE... Jindabyne is still fishing really well regardless of the releasing of the waters. The fish have been caught on Power bait under scrub worm and some reports show mudeyes are coming in to the swing of things. If the weather allow if you cannot go past a worm under a bubble float and hold on as the big browns take off with it. Yes we have Mudeyes now and there picking up the rainbows out wide.

Jocks bay lake Eucumbene Tuesday

Matt Chilver

Eucumbene-:Bait fishing is really good with some good reports coming in most off the fishing has been down the bottom end off the lake the browns are taking worms and grubs with the worms doing the best. The power bait has been a little slow but it’s still working well on the rainbows. What can I say about the bait reports well it’s fantastic and the browns are everywhere and big so all I can say get up there and have a good time.


CALF 22nd Annual Fishing Competition: Buckenderra Holiday Village – Lake Eucumbene 18th – 20th Oct.
Fishing Report:
Cobbitty Aids Leukaemia Fund’s 22nd Annual trout fishing competition was held from 18th to 20th
October at Buckenderra, Lake Eucumbene. The event was held over three days from Friday to Sunday,
with the dinner and auction held on the Saturday night.
112 people entered the competition with several there for the social aspect rather than serious fishing,
entry numbers were lower than expected as some anglers were affected by the bushfires.
The fishing report on arrival at Buckenderra was that the fishing was tough and this proved to be true,
never the less 53 anglers weighed in fish with 55 rainbow trout and 54 brown trout caught averaging 796
grams clean weight. Though the numbers were down the quality of the fish was excellent.
The largest Rainbow Trout caught was 1135 grams cleaned caught by Gerard Odea.
Largest Brown trout weighed 2348 grams cleaned caught by Morgan Knott. There were seven brown
trout over 2 kilograms weighed in.
The winner is judged on the best five fish for each angler, with 10 fish allowed to be weighed in over the
three days per angler. This year’s competition winner was Daniel Webber with five fish weighed in for a
total of 5101 grams. This was Daniel’s first time in the competition and he was the only competitor to bag
out during the weekend.
Junior winner was Dillon Atherton with five fish weighed in at 4480 grams which was third place overall
which was a great result.
The weather was great over the weekend. More fish were caught by trolling and spinning from the bank
with a wide range of lures working and the bait fisherman had most success using worms and power
This year’s event raised over $13,000 for R.P.A Haematology Unit, Sydney for research and patient care
and included over $6000 raised at the auction. The event is held every October at Buckenderra Holiday
Village. The generosity from the fishing and boating industry is overwhelming.
Thank you to the sponsors:
Alpine Angler,
Buckenderra Holiday Village,
BCD Security,
Catch & Release,
Campbelltown Trophies,
Gabe’s Fishing and Boating,
Tabata (Nilsmaster),
 Eagles Automotive,
Mitre 10 Camden,
Panthers Group,
Horsley Park Gun Shop,
Pure Fishing,
Go Electrical,
Mercury Marine,
Roads & Maritime Services
Dunphy’s Sports


What ever Happen to Matt Sturgeon the last time we spotted him he was at Lake Eucumbene fly fishing looks like he has joined the Das Vargin fishing club

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