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Archive Date: 07/12/2015


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



Daniel Bailey from Orange NSW 1st trout



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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The 27th annual Diplomatic Fishing Tournament took place during the weekend 20-22 November 2015 with the participants enjoying some lovely spring weather at Buckenderra Holiday Village on Lake Eucumbene.
Fourteen diplomatic missions, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), took part in this keenly contested tournament and social weekend, with nearly 120 staff, family members and friends participating.
Overall fishing was reasonable for the mountain lakes, with some nice fish being caught. Eighty three fish were weighed in with an average weight of 765g (since only the heaviest fish caught counts, not all fish were weighed in with more fish caught and released). Trolling was by far the most successful method with 62 fish caught. Fourteen were caught bait fishing and seven on fly. Forty three of the fish caught were good brown trout (average weight of 940g) and 40 were rainbows (average weight 576g).
The Embassy of Spain won the sought after team event for the first time, with the heaviest three fish weighing in total 4.4kg. The Spanish team consisted of Francisco Herrero, John Holroyd and Russell Armstrong. The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran came second, with DFAT in third place.
Chris Hilton, fishing for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was the individual Grand Champion with a brown trout of almost 2kg caught trolling. The adults division was taken out by DFAT's Brian Keenan with a 1.6kg fish and the juniors division (under 15 years old) was won by Reanon Armstrong fishing for the Embassy of Spain with a 1.5kg trout. Michelle Francis, fishing for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade won the female’s trophy and Francisco Herrero from Embassy of Spain won the fly fishing trophy.



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.

Hey mick got a couple of small rainbows at buckenderra on a small brown woolly bugger, thanks tory.

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 here with a report from the past week, well the conditions were tough for a few days with very strong winds and warm temperatures, very few people ventured out while the wind blew its guts out but once things settled down a bit the fishing was quite good. Once again big Browns dominated catches with mudeyes being the standout bait accounting for several nice fish, trolling held its own on most morning but generally afternoons were a bit of a wipe out, # 4 the Clown and # 16 Mardi Gras proved to be the most successful but overall it seems the brighter lures worked best over the few days you could fish. The Pegron Minnows also provided some fish cast along the bank in somewhat murky water, it just proves the Browns will have a look even when the water is discoloured. The Fly fishing still remains vey inconsistent here, very few hatches are taking place right now which is a bit of a puzzle, however some nice Rainbows were caught using Zulu and Caddis, Stick Caddis accounted for several beautiful Rainbows in the 800 gms range for the boys from the Mornington Peninsula who unfortunately only had 3 sessions out on the Lake due to the very windy conditions. Best fish of the week went to Peter Zaboloski with a 3235 gms Brown caught on Chunky Cheese.
Pictured below is Peter Zaboloski with his 3235 gms Brown along with Debbie Arnold who once again managed a 2022 gms Brown and Phil Harvey with his 2997 gms Brown.


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,


Some nice rainbow on 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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