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Archive Date: 19/02/2014

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2nd Annual Thredbo Fly Fishing Expo
21 Feb to 23 Feb, 2014
The Thredbo Fly Fishing Expo is on again this month. Learn all the skills and tricks to master fly fishing from certified casting instructor Craig Daly and Master Casting instructor Matt Howell.
This FREE event will take you through the basics of fly fishing including basic and distance casting, equipment and fly tying and there will even be a casting competition with a prizes and BBQ.
Friday 21st February
Come along to the Thredbo Alpine Hotel Lounge Bar and meet the hosts, Craig Daly & Company & Matt Howell.
Saturday 22nd February
Basic & Advanced demonstrations
Workshop, Presentation and Exhibitions
Sunday 23rd February
Switch and spey casting demo
Thredbo Throw casting competition

For enquiries contact Craig Daly from Clearwater Fly Fishing on 0417 240 797.


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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                Sunday   -  8am - 4.00pm

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                   Bull with a nice brown from Buckenderra 

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 Most fisherman are getting browns and the rainbows are still out in the deeper waters yes the fly fishing has been hard for most of the fly fishers but the brown are looking good most reports are coming in with browns over the 4lb mark.
Most of the fish are getting Caught around 7pm to 10pm best wet flies are Craig’s night time and black minnows, std black Nymphs.
Best areas are Middlingbank, Seven gates, Rushes,
We are getting mixed reports of people getting fish and people not getting any at all it’s hard to say where to go but at the moment if you are going out fly fishing go at these times as above you should get better results.
Overall the browns are in good nick and big I know thing can get hard at times but the longer you are out there at these time you are at good odds of getting a brown over the 6lb mark.
Best wet flies are.. Craig’s, black Nymphs, woolly buggers, and when it’s dark a purple fuzzy wuzzy is working well on a slow retrieve.

Fly Fishing Rivers
Eucumbene river has been a little hard but reports are

coming in that the fish are getting more active late in the

afternoons with all this hot weather there’s more and more

insects getting about.

So the best areas to be fishing is the top end of Eucumbene
and in the gorge try to fish most of the shady areas this is

where you will find the fish most people have been fishing

all the open areas remember when it’s hot and bright we

don’t like it same goes for the fish so look for the cooler


Start fishing the runs and let the fly get into the deeper

waters after the runs this is where the fish are there all

looking for the cooler waters. You are not going to find the

fish in the ponds with this hot weather.

Best flies are B/H Nymphs, std Nymphs,

Best Dry’s are Hare’s Ear & Gold, Xmas beetles, red tags,

Wulff Royal, Stimulators,
Fishing much the same as Eucumbene it’s a little harder to

find the shady areas but when you do the fish are there

aswell as Eucumbene fish all the runs let the flies go into

the deeper waters!!
Has been fishing well late in the afternoons most of the fish

are only pan sized but well worth the fun if you are lucky

you will get that big one that’s why this river is so good to

fish you just don’t know. most People have been fishing

around Adaminaby and down past the race course track.

Best dry flies are Wulff Royal, red tags, Elk hair caddis,
if anyone has been fishing up around jindy you can sent your report to or your photos to 0412915201. 


Fly Fishing Lake Jindabyne

Well the weather is hot and very muggy fly fishing the lake will be hard though the day so the

best times are early mornings and late afternoons. Best flies are Woolly Buggers black, Olive,

Gold fish and B/H Nymphs.

With all this hot weather slow down your Retrieve and let the flies go deeper. At night go with

the Mudeye patterns Black Muddler, Craig’s, Fuzzy’s things are starting to look better at Jindy

now with more insect life about and the fish are starting to get more active.

Best areas are Kangaroo bay, Creel bay, poo bay, Kalkite and East jindy.
Fly fishing Rivers

Thredbo was a little higher with that comes the cooler water this is what we  have been waiting

for the reports have been coming in from the ski tube, blow the perisher bridge and up in

Thredbo it’s self just remember look and you will get results most people are walking past

most fish so just stop look around the Shady areas  and in the deeper waters.

Best dry flies are Red tags, beetles black, Coachman, Wulff Royal

Best wets are Nymphs, Pheasant tails, Prince Nymphs

Remember the Thredbo river isn’t the only stream around there go exploring!!




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Jindabyne Fishing Club | Snowy Mountains, Australia

Jindabyne Report
Trolling Jindabyne
Jindabyne has been fishing ok with most fish being Caught out in the deeper waters if you’re using Lead line 3 Colours or more is doing the job.
if you are down rigging you need to get down about 35 feet best lures for down rigging are Tassie's 111,112,48,y48 best sting lures are 18,17,8,3,5 and don't forget about the blades.
if you are going trolling and just using mono line the Rapalas are doing really well on the rainbows this way you can move closer to the shore line.
best bays are Sid's bay, Rushes and around East jindabyne.
the weather is starting to get very hot but this seems to be working for Jinabyne with good reports of rainbow starting to come in.
Lake Spinning
Spinning on the lake has been tricky at times Best results have been around in the deeper waters so if you are planning a day out spinning start from the bowling club start walking towards the dam wall the water is a lot cooler down that way and the fish are more active b.
Best lures are Celtas, Blades and Rapalas.
Best time are early mornings or late afternoons.
             Caught on the lure that Ray sold me. 
River Spinning.
Thredbo river has Improved with a few storms in the Mountains bring the fresh water down making the water dirty making it a good time to go fishing. Remember if the water starts to clear up start fishing the deep holes or get under the banks or look for the shady areas.
best lures are Rapalas, Celtas,
Lake Bait Fishing
Mudeyes have been good used under a float so go longer with the leader best results on a 3meter leader with the Mudeyes and with the Couters as well but with a small split shot to stop them coming back up to the surface the Mudeyes have been on the Improve.
worms under a float and on the bottom have been working well with the brown and now we are getting more reports of rainbow the power bait should start working.
Best bait fishing areas are Creel Bay, Curiosity Rocks. 


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