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Archive Date: 26/10/2015



                         Snowy Mountains Trout Festival2015


Howdy Michael,
Peter from Braemar here with a report on activity from the past week.
Firstly, sad news about Joe and Helga who died during the week, if you recall Joe and Helga combined to catch that magnificent 5kg Brown only last week, its been a somewhat sombre Braemar over the past few days, they will both be missed.
On a brighter note, Braemar continues to produce quality fish day after day, most productive methods have been bait fishing, trolling has been a bit quieter and the fly-fishing has been very inconsistent, it would appear the Browns in particular are gutsing themselves with yabby’s  and worms at the moment and have no room for the fly right now, that could change with the storms and humid afternoons coming our way.
Some fantastic fish have been landed in recent days, the boys from the Red Ranch have excelled with very good Browns this past few days, the stand out result belongs to Richard Grezniak who managed a 3.663kg Brown on Wednesday morning, Trent Johnson managed a 2.740kg Brown on Tuesday and Paul Zach has done very well with braces of Browns ranging from 1.5kg’s up to 2.80kg’s, pictures attached.
Ole Neillson did well on a couple of occasions drifting from his row boat and the Belgrave boys have had mixed results trolling and bait fishing, Michael from Canberra caught and released several beautiful Browns Wednesday morning throwing soft plastics from his boat just out the front of the Park ranging up to the 3kg mark.  
We still have a couple of cabins and a house available for the Trout Festival week if you are keen on making the trip here, call into the shop if visiting for the up to date info on lures and flies.




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 - 6.30pm
                  Saturday - 7.30am - 5.00pm
                  Sunday   -  9.00am - 3.00pm
if you need anything you can call me on 0412915201. Michael

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EUCUMBENE RIVER, Still running well and most off all still fishing well the rainbows are still running up and in good numbers best reports are coming from the tree line down to the lake. Best flies are two nymphs with split shot early mornings glow bugs and Nymphs. What can i say get up there before it’s to late  Most other rivers are fishing well so start looking around at the rivers you have not fished for sometime.   Most Monaro rivers are fishing well so if you need to Improve you're casting skills get on the rivers you will be surprised.


THREDBO RIVER, The Thredbo has been a little quiet but as you get closer to the lake things will Improve the rainbows are in the deeper holes and still taking Nymphs. Up higher on the river fishing in the afternoons are picking up with some good insect hatches. Remember the Thredbo is not the only river around try looking at other rivers. Overall things are looking up.




Fishing around the lake has been good with good reports coming in from most areas on the lake. With the weather warming up fishing has Improved with the rainbows and browns.
In the last month fishing has been at it’s best with good reports off all fish browns, rainbows, brooks, salmon. Most fishers have been using woolly buggers and Nymphs with good results.
Fishing over on the western side off the lake has been the best area to go with plenty off food washing into the lake and the fish are coming in a lot closer so don’t go looking for them get the flies out and start bring them back in slowly if you're using bead heads let them drop the retrieve.





Fishing has been great in all areas over the lake in the past three weeks with the rainbows on the come back and the browns still in good condition. This would be the best start to the season for sometime now and it’s only going to get better as it warms up. Over at frying pan the rainbows have been in full swing most fishers have been using olive bead head nymphs and woolly buggers. around at buckenderra woolly buggers have been working along with Mrs Simpsons, woolly worms, Again if using nymphs let them sink then retrieve most fish have been taking them on the drop and most off them have been rainbows.

Best areas are frying pan, Rushes, Middling bank, buckenderra,  Up the top end off the lake much the same Anglers Reach, Providence, Old Adaminaby have been getting good rainbows and browns.

Yes all is looking good and it’s only going to get better bring it on!!







Eucumbene has been fishing well with good results coming from most parts off the lake rainbows, browns all in good condition
BUCKENDERRA,    Tassie Devils 67,48,y62,125, Strike pro blades
SEVEN GATES,       Tassie Devils 48, 125,112 , Strike pro blades, Crick hoppers
BRAEMER BAY,     Tassie Devils 50,y48,4
PROVIDENCE,       Tassie Devils 26,16,29,82
ANGLERS REACH  Tassie Devils ,4,112,126

Jimmy Caught on green tassie devil


Trolling around Jindabyne has been good with most reports coming from the top end  off the lake with the browns and rainbow. Most tassie devils have been doing well along with the strike pro blades and Rapalas
 up around Kalkite the brookies and rainbows have been on the bite and as you go down towards jindy the brown start taking over most over the 4lb mark. Overall the trolling is going well and thing will only get better as the weather warms up. To me jindabyne is the place to be at the moment and I’m sure once the mudeye’s start the trolling will only get better.
Tassie Devils 4, 125, 126, 112
Blades, Rapala’s,





Bait fishing around Jindabyne has been good with results coming in from most parts off the lake overall the worms and mudeye’s have been the best bait. Over on the west side off the lake the mudeye fishing has been at it’s best with some good rainbows and browns. The worm fishing has been great on the same side but don’t go out into the deep waters the fish are in close. Overall the bait fishing is going great and the mudeye fishing is really good.



Bait fishing is getting better as each week goes by with some really good results coming from top to bottom.
Buckenderra has been good on the worms and power bait but the worms are the pick off the baits.
Frying Pan is doing well on the worms and seven gates is going well on the power bait and worms.
Up at the Dam wall and Braemer bay  the fishing is at it’s best with good reports off rainbows on the worms all rainbows over the 40cm mark.
Best Bait, Worms and mudeye’s
Buckenderra is fishing at it's best again with mudeye’s and worms doing the job

Hey guys?

Thought I would send a pic of my boy's  best fish from last weekend. He caught 4 all up, all on his own and this brown went 1.4kg cleaned! Was caught bait fishing at the top end of buckenderra using a worm.






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Trolling has been really good with good reports coming in from top to bottom good reports off rainbows and browns with the lake dropping now things might change well that’s what i thought would happen but with the reports coming in things are still going well the rainbows and browns are still taking the lures. But remember when travelling up that way watch the weather and the snow reports thing can get really bad up that way. But overall the fishing is good. 










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