The Alpine Angler - Specialist Tackle Since 1991
View your shopping cart contents now in your cart:
0 items

Home     |      Our Store     |      Online Store     |      Specials     |      New Products     |      Hardcopy Catalogue     |      Login     |      Contact Us





Fishing Report Archives:  Print this report Print friendly version

Archive Date: 23/12/2015


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




G’Day Michael,
Peter from Braemar here with an updated fishing report for the week December 17th, well the fishing improved a bit during the past week which was good news for most anglers with bait once again outdoing all other forms, mudeyes have been taken readily by fish at all times of the day and night, the trusty bubble float rig has worked wonders as has casting the mudeye from a fly rod and working it back to shore or the boat, there was a mini hatch of mudeyes once again on Monday night so that has really set up the week and beyond for the fish as they search for mudeyes.
Young Sarah Reynoldson from Melbourne caught a beautiful Brown close to 1.5kg and another 2 rainbows about the 800 gms mark using mudeyes under a bubble float when she went fishing with her Dad Wednesday night, Sarah was a bit shy to have her photo taken but well done by outdoing your Dad on this occasion.
The Victorians have once again been doing well here at Braemar with Neil Stabb and Warren Davison catching good fish on their outings with local guru Peter Giles, George Smithwick hadn’t bothered got onto the scoreboard at the time of this update but his enthusiasm alone certainly deserved a result.
Colin Hall caught a nice Brown one morning using a nymph but once again his efforts were not truly rewarded as with Neil Houlihan who managed the odd fish on Mrs Simpson Hammils Killer and the trusty Red Tag, Steven Fiske also a managed a nice Brown around the 3kg mark apparently so it could be that the fly fishing is starting to get back to where it should be for this time of the year.
The trolling improved slightly early in the week with Tassie #’s Y 62 and Y 82 catching quite a few rainbows and 112 catching the Browns, it seems the brighter colours are working best right now trolled in about 5 to 6 meters of water and the #109  proved to be the best darker coloured lure accounting for a few fish early mornings.
Chunky Cheese appears to be the preferred power bait right now accounting for quite a few smaller rainbows, but again, mudeyes are the bait to have right now it seems, so call in and get your mudeyes from Mick at The Alpine Angler on your way through.
Pictured below is Warren Davison with his 2604 gms Brown and Neil Stabb with his 1882 gms Brown both caught on mudeyes at the front of the Park.




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.                                           
              Summer Hours
                  Monday  - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
                  Friday     -  9am - 6.30pm
                  Saturday - 7.30am - 5.30pm
                  Sunday   -  9.00am - 3.00pm
if you need anything you can call me on 0412915201. Michael

if you have any fishing Reports or pics you can send them to 
if you have a phone send them to 0412915201














for information on water releases go to





Rivers:- Most rivers are running well and fishing well best areas around Eucumbene river are up higher at Kianda and down at Sawyers most fish have been small with some larger ones coming out late in the afternoons. Up at Tantangara fishing has been good in all areas above and below the lake. best flies have been Nymphs and in the afternoons the dry’s are doing the job. Wulff’s , Adams, Stimulators. Most rivers have got fish in them now so do not drive past get out have a look you will be Surprised most rivers have been stocked. 

Reports have still been good on the Thredbo river with the best reports coming from the top end around Thredbo itself most fish are taking Caddis and Nymphs. Down lower things have Improved with some good fishing around paddy’s and lower past the bridge again Nymphs and Caddis are doing the job unlike Eucumbene river the fish are a lot bigger in the Thredbo. Overall the Thredbo river is fishing well with good rainbows and browns. Do not forget about the other rivers around Jindabyne go for a drive have a look all the rivers are fishing well.    


Fishing around the lake has been good with some good rainbows and brown coming in early and late in the afternoons. Early morning fishing is good with the wind staying away till about 9.30am best flies are woolly buggers, Mrs Simpsons, Std Nymphs and Muddlers green, Black. In the afternoons most muddlers are working Stimulator before the sun goes down. Overall Jindy is still fishing well and plenty off fish rising all over the lake.





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.




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

FRYING PAN, Small tassie devils, Blades,
SEVEN GATES, Rapalas, Celta’s,
BRAEMER BAY, Tassie devils,124,125,80,67, Blades, Rapalas
MIDDLING BANK, Small tassies 7g, Tassies 13.5g 97,80,55,28
WAINUI BAY, Rapalas, Minnows, Celta’s
 Overall the lake has been fishing well with good numbers coming in rainbows and browns thing will only get better once the mudeye’s come on Christmas is looking good.



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,


Jindabyne has been good on both ends of the lake most fish have been taking worms early in the days with the mudeye’s doing the job in the afternoons. Best areas have been hay shed bay, hatchery bay, Kalkite and down at havens bay towards the dam wall. Most reports have been good with most fish in the larger bays as i said worms and mudeye’s are the go.
Eucumbene is fishing great with good numbers coming in everywhere still the worms and mudeye’s are doing a lot better then the power bait.
Best areas are Middling bank, Frying Pan, seven gates, with Braemar bay doing the best on the mudeye’s.
Overall the worms and mudeye’s are going well sorry great!! The fishing is really good and it’s only going to get better by Christmas the lake is high and looking great.
Best Bait worms and mudeye’s















Home     |      Our Store     |      Online Store     |      Specials     |      New Products     |      Hardcopy Catalogue     |      Login     |      Contact Us

© 2003-2021 The Alpine Angler, Site by DrewBytes