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Archive Date: 24/11/2015


                   BAIT IN STOCK, MUDEYE'S, WORMS, POWER BAIT   




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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Rivers:- While some areas have been in flood the mountain streams have still been fishing well over the past week.  Though the recent rain has kept levels higher the water clarity has been fine and some good mayfly hatches along with a few caddis have occurred in some of the larger rivers.  Warm weather has also had a few more beetles starting to show. Weighted nymphs fished deep have been very successful over all the nymphs have been the best. At the moment the eucumbene river is running well and clear from top to bottom remember don’t look for the fish!! Fish for them get the nymphs down.

Reports have been good in most parts on the Thredbo river again the nymphs have been doing the best. Much like the eucumbene river after flooding things have really picked up if your going to have ago with the dry’s best time has been around 6pm till dark overall fishing is good on the river from top to bottom. unlike Eucumbene you are best looking for the fish as the waters on the Thredbo a lot clearer.


Fishing around the lake has been good with good reports coming in from most areas on the lake. After all the rain fishing in the bays have been really picking up. Now the weather is warming up fishing has Improved with the rainbows and browns.
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.








Eucumbene has been fishing well with good results coming from most parts off the lake rainbows, browns all in good condition

Buckenderra, tassies, Blades, Rapalas, Celtas ,,,,, Tassie 112, 48, y36, 94, 106
Seven gates, tassies, most Celtas, minnows, ,,,,, Tassie 46, 51, 16, 28
Frying Pan, Tassies small, Rapalas ,,,, Tassie 97, 94, 106
Braemer bay, Tassies, Minnows, Crick hoppers,,,, Tassie y62, 55, 28

Hi Alpine Angler Staff,

I was trolling tassie devils morning and afternoon off Eucumbene Cove every day last week, caught a small brown every time, most just legal but through them back. Attached is a nice healthy brown trout just caught off the boat ramp trolling, I think I was using a Canberra killer tassie about 4 in the afternoon.




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 118,117,125,26,4, Crick hoppers,
Blades, Rapala’s,


G’Day Michael,
Peter at Braemar here with a report on fishing activity this past week or so.
Apologies go to the Belgrave Retired Footballers group, I forgot to add their endeavours in a previous report, the 12 or so guys made their annual trip to Braemar mid October and enjoyed some good fishing and some tough times like most were experiencing at that time, group leader Bernie led the way landing a magnificent Brown of 2986gms to take out the biggest fish category before releasing it for someone else to catch another time, Greg managed the most catches with 17 closely followed by Mick with 16, noticeably Steve was the only person to not catch a fish, its just as well he can cook by all accounts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A total of 76 fish caught for the week which most were released, the weather was favourable and a good time had by all, including those who FOH early or were TFL, its always great to host a group who are so well organised and happy to just be here doing what they like best, enjoying each others company in the great outdoors at Braemar, look forward to seeing the guys next year.
In more recent reports Braemar hosted the Hansen group for their annual get together, initially the fish were co-operating but as usual word must have got out that they were back in the area and the fish became hard to catch, particularly later in the week, Uncle Neil Newstead caught a beautiful Brown of 2349 gms  on one of his last outings which is pictured below, well done Neil.
The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival got under way with great weather and big expectations, some 65 fisher’s called Braemar home for a week and caught some very nice fish over the week, trolling out performed all other methods with darker lures working best for the most part with the occasional catches on brighter Tassie’s and lofty’s, bait fishing completely faded as did the fly fishing which was very disappointing, Fabrice Fioerse did well on a few occasions but struggled with the changeable winds and little insect activity, it seems most Browns are happy to gorge themselves with the plentiful supply of yabby’s around at the moment, spin casting pegron lures from the bank has also proved to be successful, these lures are great yabby lures, Liz Roberts performed a magnificent victory dance on learning that her fish caught with a pegron lure won her the first day’s $1000, well done Liz, also Katye Wilkie shared $500 on day 3, Colin Wise, Wilf Berkeley and Wayne Roberts also collected $1000 during the week.
The fishing generally at this end of the Lake has dropped off a bit, factors may include the numerous boats in the area now and of course the very unpredictable and changeable weather, having said that some very good fish are still around, its just a matter of tempting them right now, Simon Parks lost a very large fish at the boat as did Ben Martin,  with the New Moon coming things may turn around in the fisherman’s favour and the warmer humid conditions predicted for the next couple of weeks may bring on insect activity, the rainbows have returned and just about primed to make an assault, Braemar is running specials on cabins and houses for the next 3 weeks, so get down here for the deals and the expected and anticipated good fishing to come.




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

Hi Boys
A couple of photos of my boys Tom and Ned on our annual trip to Eucumbene, both fish were caught on mud-eyes a first for both of them , the fishing was a bit slow but we managed to get a few to bring home. Bait accounted for most with  a mixture of worms ,grubs and of course the mud eyes, on the troll the bigger style Rapala lures seemed to do the trick
Cheers Paul



Just sending a report in in regards to our family fishing Macor/Gaspari trip we have every year (going into our 13th year) at Eucumbene held on the 11/12/13th November. We stop into the shop every time we come through.
Anyway if you could manage to get through the weather the fishing was fantastic. Caught some amazing browns biggest 23 inch 2 kilo brown caught at Yens bay ( I was lucky enough to catch this this one). Picture Attached.
Other rainbows and browns were all caught at Buckenderra. All fish were in amazing condition. Browns no smaller than 18 in up to 23inhes.
Attached a couple of other pictures.


My name is Ross Houghton and this is my first ever trout! thought u might like it, caught 4am at Eucumbene Sat 14th


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.












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