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Archive Date: 01/12/2015


                   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


G’Day Michael,
Peter from Braemar with a report from the week ending November 21st.
Some nice fish were caught during the week on all methods which was a pleasant surprise, previous weeks had seen one method superior to others but the trend over the past few days was that no matter what you preferred the fish co-operated.
We had some very heavy rain and then hot and windy conditions during the week so opportunities were somewhat limited, but when you were able to get out and about the fish were there, not in huge numbers but just enough to keep the anglers satisfied and interested.
Best fish of the week went to Elke Stadler who managed a beautiful Brown of 2567 gms caught on powerbait, well done Elke who is quite often prepared to walk big distances when fishing so she deserves the results when they come, Vicki Dodsworth also did well by catching a couple of nice Rainbows as did her brother in law Anthony using worms, it was Anthony’s first fish in quite a while !!!!!!!!!!
Mitchell Wright once again picked up a nice Brown of 2002 gms with a live yabby, thats is Mitchells second 2kg plus Brown in as many outings.
Vinny Ford put in some long hours for a couple of nice Browns casting various flies to cruising Browns , the best being 2035 gms, Julius, along with his visiting Hungarian friends Peter and Zoltz managed a couple of nice Browns as well  casting nymphs and streamers with Peter getting one 58cm, they also had their very first encounter with a snake, its hard to imagine that people visiting from other countries have never seen a snake before, Ken Plumb fished the Gunghalin for very mixed results, whilst the scenery was spectacular the fishing proved to be very tough with the River running clear and low, smallish Browns and Rainbows readily rose to the small dries but few were landed.
Ian Stock and Vic Lomas managed a couple of nice fish each on their trips out using mudeyes and Graham Thoms  and his wife had a super morning landing 6 great Rainbows using powerbait before the weather turned nasty, all in all it was an interesting week, best flies were small dries, beetles and Zulu’s and the ever reliable Wooly Bugger late, best tazzies were #112, Y46 and #28 and best bait were worms and mudeyes.
Pictured below Mitchell Wright with his 2002 gms Brown, Vicki Dodsworth with her 866 gms Rainbow and Anthony Dodworth with his 886 Rainbow and the Boys from Belgrave group shot from their recent trip to Braemar.

Gerran from Belgrave FC caught a 2.7 kg at Breamer Bay (footy ground)


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,


 Caught at lake Eucumbene





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




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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