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Archive Date: 03/10/2016



Snowy Mountains Trout Festival – 2016

This years 43rd annual Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival will be run from Saturday the 29th of October to Friday the 4th of November 2016. The last weigh in time will be 6pm on Thursday evening. Remember all you have to do is enter this years event and attend the prize presentation to be in the draw for the Fantastic new Quintrex 390 Explorer 20hp Yamaha motor and trailer prize valued at over $10,000.00! This years competition is made possible with the continued support from Yamaha Motor Aust. who have supplied the fabulous 20hp motor in conjunction with Riverina Marine Centre Wagga Wagga, who have supplied the new Quintrex 390 Explorer boat and trailer. We thank Yamaha , Quintrex and Riverina Marine Centre Wagga Wagga for their generosity and hope that you will be able to support them in future.
You also have the chance of winning $1000 worth of quality tackle for each fishing category. Our ability to make these prizes available is due to the strong support from some of Australia’s leading tackle wholesalers, EJ Todd & Son, JM Gillies, Pure Fishing, Clarkson Imports, Dunphy Sports, & Saga Tackle. Combined with the strong support from local business’s helps make this a fishing event not to be missed. There will be daily “secret weight cash prizes” for brown trout and rainbow trout valued as much as $1000.00 each. We’re also maintaining the prize pool for the Clubs/Team Category at $1400.00 CASH !There will also be the prized Festival Beer Glasses for the largest rainbow and largest brown trout recorded at each weigh-in center.
The committee hopes that you will enjoy the fishing and sites which the beautiful Snowy Mountains area has to offer, and look forward to seeing you all again.

Start: 29th Oct 2016
End: 4th Nov 2016





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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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:
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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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Fly fishing has picked up in the last few weeks with some good results coming from Anglers Reach, Braemer Bay, Buckenderra and Seven gates.
After all the rain we have had things are Improving out wide and in close with rainbows and browns most fishers are using large wet flies out in the deeper waters and in close the nymphs seem to be doing the job on the browns out in the deeper waters big woolly buggers and fuzzy’s and yabbie flies are working well at a really slow retrieve.
If you are walking the edge look for the gully’s use a bead head flie let it drop retrieve slow the fish are there with all the rain there is plenty of food laying around.
Overall the fishing is picking up the lake is rising and the weather is looking good. Remember the better fishing days are the bad days so do not let the weather put you off.

Jindabyne is fishing really well with good results coming from most parts of the lake, this is the time to start walking and looking for the big browns now they have finished spawning.
Best places are poo bay, waste point, hatchery bay, east jindy, kalkite,
Overall jindy is fishing well fish are in close and moving around looking for food unlike eucumbene fish jindy on a nice sunny day sun behind your back and keep moving look for them do not stand around waiting go to them!! 

Howdy Michael, Peter at Braemar with a fishing report ending week Sept 25th 2016.

Generally the fishig was a bit quiet at Braemar compared to previous weeks, the Level continues to rise and has now reached the carpet grass which should have fired up the bait fishing consierably but this was not the case, catches were few and far between in all categories, but bait still remains the most reliable method.

The Dodsworth gang managed a nice rainbow on worms late afternoon but it was there only catch in 4 outings across the past weekend, Peter Hays first visit to Braemar proved successful though with 3 nice rainbows and Brown all caught fly fishing in Jox Cove, Peter used a variety of flies but had most success with a shortned olive woolly bugger, Ben Tickle caught a great Bown at the beginning of the week using his verson of a olive woolly bugger in breezy conditions.

Constantine and Tarek caught 3 Browns trolling near Halstrom Island on Tassie # 106 and # 110 also in breezy conditions, those fish were caught mid morning but they report no action either side of that 8 hour sortie, Jim Mason and David Page trolled for 2 days without one hit which was very disappointing for them indeed and Owen Clarke from Newcastle also had a lean time catching only 1 Brown from 3 outings, that fish took a # 48 Tassie.

Daryl Suckley and Max Gengalacki also suffered with lean pickings from their outings with the occassional Rainbow to 800gms from daily visits using powerbait and worms, fish of the week went to young Brock De Paoli from Melbourne who managed a great looking 2006 gms Brown whilst lure casting along the clay banks near the spillway, Brock used a variety of lures but caught his Brown on a Laser Pegron which are proving deadly at the moment.

Once again Braemar are running speacial deals on accommodation packages for the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival this year between October 29th and November 5th, the 2 “10 bed” houses are avilable as are 2 “3 bed” cabins, so get in quick before they go as well, Braemar also has the full current range of Tassie Devils and some discontinued ones as well and remember to call into the Alpine Angler on your way through for up to date info on conditions and a selection of live bait.

Pictured are the Dodsworth gang with their fine Rainbow, the great Brown Ben Tickle caught using his own wooly bugger and a fine Rainbow caught by Peter Hays on Sunday.

Well Jindy is fishing well there’s plenty of browns and rainbows to be caught reports are coming in that the fish have been caught all over the lake from top to bottom best times have been early mornings and late afternoons
Best Lures, Rapala Spotted Dogs, Tassie devils and King Cobra Yellow Wing
King Cobra, Y47, Y45, 1, Y52, Y65, SPOTTED DOG B
Tassie Devil, 4, Y94, Y48, 125, 124, 103


Again thing are looking good rainbows and browns are going well so both lakes are worth looking at, With the lures much the same as Jindabyne but you must try the new King Cobras not bad!!
Spotted Dog Rapala’s are going well as always.
Overall the trolling is going well the weather is great the fishing is great but the reports have been better when the weather is not so good as always.


Thing are going really well after all that rain the lakes are rising and the fish are active best bait at the moment are worms and power bait.
Over at jindabyne most areas are fishing well both browns and rainbows are going well on both worms and power bait.
Best areas are Waste point, kalkite, East Jindy, Poo bay and all over the western side of jindy.

Eucumbene thing are getting better and better worms seem to be the bait at the moment with plenty of rainbows and browns coming in.
Power bait is working ok but the worms are kicking ???.
Best areas are Seven gates, Anglers Reach, Braemer Bay and Yens Bay

Remember the season is about to start and the weather is warming up if you are going to camp around the lakes we need your help lets keep the lake free from rubbish this year if you see anyone doing the wrong thing and leaving rubbish behind “ DOB THE TOSSERS IN “ Let's fix this problem before we lose it. 




















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