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Archive Date: 02/02/2016




13/02/2016 10am to 3pm all are welcome
Come and meet Peter Morse, International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Caster Instructor  (MCI), and television presenter, photographer and author.
Peter will be in store at the Alpine Angler on the 13th of February from 10am to 3pm.

This is also an opportunity for a free casting lesson from a highly regarded casting instructor.

Peter is also one of only a handful of ambassadors for Sage and Rio so it's also an opportunity to try a range of the latest rods from Sage, and fly lines from Rio because he'll have a bunch of them with him.

It's also an opportunity to pick the brains of one of the country's most diversely experienced fly fishermen.


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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Now that lake Eucumbene  is dropping thing have slowed up in most places up the top end off the lake but with that the fishing has picked up down around seven gates, Buckenderra, Middling bank, Rushes and frying pan.
In the last few days there has been a few storms with some good action after so do not let the dropping off the lake turn you of things are still going well late in the afternoons and early mornings.
Best flies have been woolly buggers, Nymphs, Muddlers, Mrs Simpsons.
Overall the fishing is still going well on the lake with some good rainbows and browns getting caught. My best place would be rushes and frying pan in the afternoons.
Up at Eucumbene river things have Improved with the resent rains most fishers are getting good fish late in the afternoons with some good fish taking bead head nymphs in the deeper waters Up at Kiandra most fish have been taking dry’s and nymphs.
Best dry’s have been Royal Wulffs and hopper patterns
Best wets have been Nymphs in the runs down into the deeper waters.
All waters are running well and clear

Hey mick got a couple of rainbows on small brown nymphs at buckenderra just on dark. Thanks tory                     


With the lake staying at a good level Jindabyne is starting to pick up on the fly with some good results coming from the west side late in the afternoons and early mornings Woolly buggers and Muddlers have been the pick.
Over on the Eastern side fishing has been at its best early in the mornings Jindy East and Kalkite have been the pick.
Best flies have been Muddlers and Mrs Simpsons late in the evenings larger woolly buggers.
Jindabyne seems to be fishing better with the sun behind your back if that helps!!
Up on the Thredbo river thing have been a little quiet down the bottom end with better results coming from up around the diggings ski tube and Thredbo town itself.
Best flies have been red tags, caddis, Nymphs again best times have been early mornings and late afternoons though the day bead head nymphs are the go.


Now the lake is starting to drop the fishing is starting to change the earlier you get out the better the fishing with some really good results most trollers have been getting rainbows.
Around 6am slow the trolling speed down start moving out into the deeper waters keep the mono on just slow down this is when you will start getting the browns.
Best areas are frying pan, Rushes, Middling Bank, seven gates, Wainui bay, Brookwood Bay.
Most Tassie’s have been good try the Stings in the mornings

Well jindy has Improved over the last few weeks with some really good results coming in . As Eucumbene get up early the fishing is at its best.
When you start hooking up start doing a few loops do not just move on go around hit the same spot a few times you will realise that’s the way you troll at jindy with better results.
Tassie’s, Blades, Minnows are the best lures.

Peter from Braemar here with a fishing report
It was a mixed week of fishing and weather with storms and rain hindering fishers ability to get out and about for a couple of days, leading up to the mid week inclement weather the fishing had been a bit quiet with the occassional fish coming in on mudeyes and trolling, the days after the weather had cleared results were a bit more like what you would expect for this time of year with flyfishing and mudeye baitfishers doing best.
Rob Ukeman and his son paddled aound the trees in their canoe and did quite well dropping a mudeye into the depths, their best fish was a 2kg Brown caught early evening just in front of the Park, Peter Giles again led the flyfishing brigade with a few early afternoon Rainbows on buzzers and nymphs, sometimes only being out on his sojourn for a half hour or so, some rainbows have been caught in the hottest part of the day dispelling myths that fish will not feed in hot weather, some contradictions are still occuring though with early and late evening rises not happening on some nights and sometimes the fish are just not there for any method used, right now it is best described as frustrating and inconsistent, again, not unusual for January.
Wayne Fox and Steve Smart from Gippsland caught 4 beautiful Browns about the 1kg mark trolling around Teal Island on # 106 Tribal Tassies and Jeff Davis caught some nice Rainbows on a Craigs Nightime on 2 different occassions and pictured below is Max Gengalacki with his nice rainbow caught on mudeyes just in front of the Park.
Best Tassies this week were # 106 and Y106, # 4 # 28 and # 104.
Best bait once again mudeys.
Most consistent fly’s have been small nymphs, beetles and streamers with Muddler Minnow/ Cordiluid patterns doing best after dark.

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


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