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Archive Date: 18/05/2016

*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 well the has finally come and the browns are moving up all areas on the river have been fishing well from top to bottom with the most action from Denison down so if you are thing of coming up this is the time. Most fishers are casting with two nymphs with split shot so get down on the bottom to get the action. Remember it’s not rocket science fish the deep runs get to the bottom you will get fish!!

Jindabyne has picked up from paddy’s and from the bridge down from all reports the brown are taking the glow bugs and nymphs the river is running well and the brows are moving. Fish the same way as Eucumbene you should do well remember get your flies down.



Lake Eucumbene is still dropping but the fishing has been ok most trollers have been doing good up around anglers reach with some good rainbows and browns. Tassie’s have been going well and Rapala’s, Over at Braemer Bay thing are going well with some good browns most rainbows have been caught early in the morning again Tassie’s have been the pick. Buckenderra has been a little quiet but as we know thing can change quickly at this place so still worth trying. At frying pan things are going ok the rainbows are still hanging around so this place is worth a try early mornings are the best.
Best lures , Tassie Devils, Rapalas, 


Trolling at Jindabyne is still ok with good reports coming from Kalkite, Poo Bay, Hayshed Bay,Soak Bay and Sids Bay. Again early morning have been the best and as the day get on start moving out to the deeper waters. Best lures are, Tassie’s, Stings, Rapalas  

Peter from Braemar with a recent report of activity at Braemar, firstly
I apologize for the lack of reports for the past 2 weeks, I'm currently
in the USA on vacation, managed to fish the Colobia River in upstate
Washington, no fish but a great location, 2 pics to follow, the pre
spawn activity has not really changed, some decent fish have been caught
but not in the numbers or quality you would expect at this time of the

The lake level continues to fall dramatically and obviously this is not
helping the fishing or the fisher's, its best described as a bog right
now with access to all area's being across soft muddy banks, any hint of
wind quickly disturbs the water around the edges making sight fishing a
real challenge, however those willing to go out have had some reasonable
results with Jessie Maugher once again catching some Brown and Rainbow
trout trolling and off the bank with live yabbies, Max and Jari had
mixed results on their recent trip catching a few rainbows mudeyes
fishig down the front of camp and of course Peter Giles was up to his
usual tricks doing the midday run of an hours fishing for a brace of
nice rainbows and browns on most outings.

Its hard to say what will happen over the next few weeks, the whole
season has been haywire, the fish should be on the move now making their
way to the River, hopefully things will turn around for those who
venture out and hopefully the Lake level will stop dropping otherwise
come Spring there will be nothing left but puddles.

Pictured below is my outing at Colombia River near Leavansworth
Washington, apology for the quality as they were taken with my mobile,
also pictured is Jessie Maugher, Max and Jari and Peter Giles with their
recent catches. 





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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