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Archive Date: 29/10/2014

   Remember to book your worms and Grubs before we Run out
                                            we will be open late Thursday and Friday before the fishing comp
                                         2014 TWO WEEKS TO GO
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival | Trout Fishing - Home Page


ACT Inflatable Lifejacket Services will be available to service inflatable lifejackets from Saturday the 1st November until Wednesday morning the 5th November for those that have not had their jackets serviced prior to the Trout Festival. I should also have some MARLIN Atlantic Manual jackets for sale at a show special price of just $85 each. The RRP of this jacket is $139. I have attached a picture of the style of jacket and if anyone comes to Buckenderra I will be setting up my Marquee as is in the photo near the boat ramp. My boat will be on display with the Kapten Boat Collars fitted for those that would like to have that extra stability. You can come for a quick run if so desired. Looking forward to catching up with some old acquaintances again. I can do a loan of jackets in the mornings and change over in the afternoons.
Alan Hocking
Sales & Service Manager
ACT Inflatable Lifejacket Services
ABN: 31 135017055
Phone: 0400 078770
Skype: alan_hocking




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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                  Monday  - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
                  Friday     -  9am - 7.00pm
                  Saturday - 7am - 5.30pm
                  Sunday   -  8am - 3.00pm

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Thredbo river is still running well after last weeks rain and things have Improved.
Most fish are taking the Nymphs in the running waters with the dry’s doing there work in the still waters.
Now the rainbows have finished running up stream this is the time to start looking for the browns with all this good weather and the insects are starting to get about you should see more and more browns out hunting around.
Best places to try are
The Diggings, ski tube, Thredbo Village, don’t forget the little Thredbo river.  
Eucumbene river is running well from top to bottom most off the fishing has been doing well up high around Kiandra and sawyers.
Fishermen are coming in saying the fishing down the bottom end off the river has been no good telling us they have been looking for fish all day not one to be seen others have been casting in the runs not looking for fish and there doing well
so it sound like you should be doing more casting then looking hope that helps ?

Hey mick and ray, caught this brown at Buckenderra on a black nymph early evening and lost one on the Corduliid. thanks tory. 

Reports were ok with rainbows and brown moving up and down most parts off the river well worth a look this weekend after all that rain.
All other rivers around the snowy mountains are fishing well so now the weather is getting better it’s time to start looking.
Don’t forget the Monaro rivers are all running well and they all should have fish so it’s time to get out there.
Lake Eucumbene reports have been up and down with the fly fishing remember it’s only early yet and things will change once the mudeyes start we should start seeing more rainbows about.
good reports have been coming around Middlingbank, Rushes, frying pan as I said before this is the time to start using them Nymphs go small size 14,16,18 black, brown seem to be the best.
Best places are Buckenderra, Middlingbank, Rushes, seven gates
Best wet flies are small Nymphs, Woolly buggers,
Best dry flies are small midges, Royal wulff with a Nymph dropper
Lake Jindabyne things are looking good over on the west side off the lake there has been plenty off browns in close and out wide polaroiding around the lake has been great with good results coming in remember early mornings are the best.
Still getting good reports on rainbows in the lake big and small. Things are early yet and the best is yet to happen once we get more insects and mudeyes moving around Jindy will be good this year. 

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 Belinda Gallo with five fish weighed in for a total of 8220 grams. This was Belinda’s first time in the competition and she smashed the competition record.

The junior section was hotly contested and the winner was Jake Watson with five fish weighed in at 4899 grams which was fifth place overall which was a great result.

The weather was great over the weekend following a very cold southerly change earlier in the week. Nearly all the fish were caught by trolling with a wide range of lures working and the bait fisherman had little luck but did pick up some big browns on scrub worms.

This year’s event raised well over $12000 for R.P.A Haematology Unit, Sydney for research and patient care. The event is held every October at Buckenderra Holiday Village. The generosity from the fishing and boating industry is overwhelming.






Trolling Eucumbene has been good all the fishing has been down the bottom end off the lake around Seven gates, Middlingbank, Rushes, Wainui bay, and the Middlingban Peninsula.
all fish have been taking Rapalas, Tassies, Blades the best has been all the minnow lures spotted dogs and the berkley spotted dogs minnows as well.
Best lures are spotted dogs Rapala and Berkley, Blades, and tassies.
Tassie Devil.. KG, 123, Y48, Y36, 126, 122, 80, Y89, 28
stings lures.. 14, 10, 8, 5, 17  
Lake Jindabyne much the same as  Lake Eucumbene fishing is good on the troll most fish have been down around 12 to 15 foot at jindy that’s on a sunny day if the clouds are about get to the top.
Jindabyne has been good with the rainbows nice and fat and hitting hard it’s good to see the lake fishing well.
Best time are early mornings late afternoons.
Best lures are Tassies 112, 94, 118, Y89, 4
sting lures 17, 23, 7, 1, 4 


Bait fishing Eucumbene has been really good in places Seven gates, Rushes, middlingbank all on worms not many fish have been taking the Power bait at the moment but if the rainbow do come on things will change yes they will come on soon there has been some good reports off rainbows moving around out wide and some have been close with some lucky fishermen getting them. Overall the bait fishing has been good but remember only down at the bottom end off the lake only.
Good reports from the locals up at Tantangara with the bait fishing again all on worms good reports off rainbows and browns but the rainbows would not touch the power bait?
Over at Jindabyne things have been ok on the power bait and worms the best thing about jindy is the rainbows are nice and fat and the browns are full off yabbies and there on the bite.
Overall the bait fishing is good on all lakes.
Eucumbene.. worms

Jindabyne.. worms and power bait

Tantangara.. worms





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