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Archive Date: 08/05/2016

*Remember that from the 1st of May the size and bag limit changes in the Eucumbene and Thredbo Rivers.  From May 1 you may only keep ONE fish OVER 50cms per day in these waters.  Fisheries will be very active this season in these waters so make sure you stick to these rules and have your
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Monaro Acclimatisation Society calls a meeting on le access to the Eucumbene River Brown Trout Spawning Run at Denison
On Wednesday 30 March 2016 the Monaro Acclimatisation Society Inc (MAS) hosted a meeting with anglers and representatives from Snowy Hydro, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Fisheries, NSW Maritime and the Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce to try and resolve the issue of continuing environmental degradation of the Eucumbene River banks at the Denison Campground near Providence Portal, NSW.
Steve Samuels, President of the MAS said his organisation had received many calls from anglers who were concerned that the unlimited vehicle access to the river during the annual brown trout spawning run posed a threat to the river and the spawning fish. He also said that other authorities such as Snowy Hydro and NSW Fisheries had received similar calls.
The brown trout spawning run in the Eucumbene River has gained significant popularity over the last few years. Last year vehicle counts indicated that up to 140 vehicles per day were accessing the river bank at Denison, crossing the river with drivers often cutting new tracks in an effort to reach more secluded water. Kosciuszko national park authorities were also concerned over the continued illegal vehicle access to the Park from the Denison access point.
Mr Samuels said that if something was not done now to limit the damage, he was fearful that authorities would take a hardline approach in the future that might make access to this fabulous fishing event even harder.
The meeting discussed all the issues and it was clear that all present wanted to see angler participation on the river continue, but the uncontrolled vehicle access could no longer be tolerated due to the damage being done.
The obvious thing to do Mr Samuels said was to develop a car park away from the river where anglers could park in safety. This would stop the damage being done, but would also allow anglers to access the river with relative ease. While it may be a bit of a walk, he said, that is better than losing this fishery either through the spawning run being “loved to death” or a harsher measure later on when things were much worse.
The meeting members identified that if vehicles were to be directed to a designated parking area it would have to be built above the high water mark of the lake so that it did not become a navigation hazard during higher lake levels.
Mr Samuels said that the meeting resolved to progress the issue. While it is not possible to do anything for this year’s run, he said, the intention was to have the matter resolved for the 2017 run.
Mr Samuels said that he hoped all anglers would recognize the need to protect the river because without it remaining in pristine condition it places the brown trout spawning run in jeopardy. While there may be a bit of a walk in the future, he said, the benefits to anglers and the fish will outweigh any inconvenience.


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Eucumbene river is expecting rain this weekend so things are going as planned for the spawn run down at the mouth of the river fishing has been at it’s best with good numbers of brown being caught at large numbers from 4lb up to the 10lb, Most fishers have been fishing into the night with good results. Up along the river fishers are starting to see pods of fish but still a little spooky so two nymphs have been the flies to use down in the mouth of the river Woolly Buggers are the best. Over all the fishing up at the mouth has been great day and night just remember if you are fishing the lake takes care the banks are muddy and you're wearing waders one wrong move you could slip into deeper waters maybe a life jacket would be a good idea!!.
Best wet flies are woolly buggers, Nymphs and Glow bugs.

Jindabyne has been a little slow with few fish been seen so if we do get rain this weekend things should Improve once the rain comes down below the main bridge would be the best place to go. If you're heading up stream the diggings and ski tube has been fishing well with some good rainbows and browns up in Thredbo we have had some good reports down stream from the town.
Best dry flies Red Tags, Wulff’s, Stimulators and Humpy’s.
We still have plenty of time for the fish running up stream the day are early and the rain is yet to come things will improve. 
Hey mick got this brown at the dam wall on a small nymph in the afternoon. 
Lake Eucumbene is still dropping but the water temp is dropping as well this is making the fishing a lot better with some good results up around Providence at the mouth of the river most fish have been taking woolly buggers and nymphs. Down at frying pan things are picking up with the rainbows and browns again woolly buggers and nymphs, Over at middling bank the rainbows have been taking Mrs Simpson, woolly buggers, nymphs and Muddlers and at buckenderra things are a little slow on the fly, Over at Braemer the reports are picking up and it seems the rainbows are coming back with good reports all around the area. Overall the fly fishing has picked up in the last week and with the water temp dropping things should only get better. 
 fishing at Jindy has been holding it's self really well in the last two weeks with some good reports coming from all over the lake with the rainbows and browns but most reports have been coming from kalkite, Curiosty bay, waste point and poo bay. Most fly fishers are throwing wet flies woolly buggers, Mrs Simpsons, Muddlers and Bushy Horrors. So if you are looking for some nice rainbows jindy is the place.





Trolling Eucumbene has been up and down on the lake but after last nights rain thing are looking good yes the lake is dropping and the fish are going deeper so move out into the deeper waters and slow down most trollers have been doing a lot better. Most Tassie have been working well along with the Rapala’s , Minnows , Blades and crick hoppers behind cow bells and ford fenders, Best times are around 6am till 10am and late in the afternoons remember stay away from the banks go out into the deeper waters.
Best areas are Braemer bay start heading down the lake if you're fishing Buckenderra get out into the deeper water.
Hi mick  
heres a good  brown i got yesterday   3.2kg caught up near waste piont  jigging    



Well jindy has Improved a little with some good reports coming from the dam wall and east Jindabyne up around Kalkite the trolling has been good late in the afternoons. Like Eucumbene move out into the deeper waters slow down, Best lures are Stings, Blades, Rapala’s and larger Celtas. Overall Jindabyne is fishing well just get out there at the right time things will Improve unlike Eucumbene the lake is high and the water temp is good overall jindy is the place to fish at the moment.


Just a quick note from our fishing trip to Jindabyne.
We trolled for 2 days mainly flat lining we picked up 4 rainbows and 2 Browns, our best fish was brown 1.5kg which we got on power bait up towards Kalkite end of the dam.  

Jindabyne has been ok with some good reports coming from Kalkite, wast point, poo bay, Hatchery bay if you are fishing after 10 am go find the deeper water and try the worm under a bubble and power bait with a two meter lead don’t go out there doing the same old thing try something different longer leads and worms with a bubble float that will keep the yabbies away from your bait. Mud eye's are working well all over the lake But we are finding them hard to get. Yes we have mud eye's but running out very quickly sorry we are not taking any orders for mud eye's.
Overall the fishing is ok you just need to find the right time and spot and that would be late afternoons and in the deeper bays.


is fishing a little slower then Jindabyne at the moment as we all know it's dropping at a fast rate so keep out of the bays and go look for some deeper water and if you are going to fish bays look for the gully’s after the rain last night you should find some fish holding up in these areas. Worm are still working ok but like Jindy try the worm under a bubble float and if you going to use power bait you will need about a half of a meter lead mud eye's are going well but at the moment we are finding them hard to get. Best bait Mud eye's. Again the fishing is ok you just need to look for the deeper bays and fish in the gully’s 




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