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Archive Date: 17/10/2016



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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Fly fishing has Improved over the last few weeks with some good results coming from Braemer Bay and Middlingbank, Buckenderra and seven gates. Good reports on the rainbows and browns with most fish getting caught around all the gully areas best flies are woolly buggers and nymphs let them drop retrieve slow.
The long weekend had been a little hard with all the wind and rain most fishers looked for cover and I’m sure that was at the pub!!
So all reports have been good things are starting Improve the lake is filling up and the rainbows and browns are biting.
Best flies are Woolly buggers, Nymphs and Black and Brown Muddlers.


Most fishing has been good around the lake with good results coming from Kalkite, waste point, poo Bay, Hayshed Bay. Like Eucumbene look for the gully areas where the water has been running into to that’s where the foods is again nymphs and woolly buggers have been good we did get some reports the fish have been eating frogs so one fishermen tried a frog pattern on top coming out with some good results so if you have any green floating foam patterns think it might be worth a go!!
Overall jindy is ok yes ok not good let’s see what happens when the wind goes.

Eucumbene River and Thredbo river
Most rivers have been running to high to fish over the long weekend so the fishing was hard but what i seen was the die hard fishers out and about but the results was not that good.
So let’s hope thing will improve and the rain stops along with the wind the rivers are looking good and I’m sure they will fish well once things calm down.

Peter from Braemar with a fishing report for the week ending October 2nd 2016.

The lead up to the long weekend proved to unpredictable and challenging with the weather once again limiting opportunities to fish and of course the fish proved to be a bit elusive, conditions ranged from very poor to downright disastrous as wave after wave of cold fronts made their way across the Lake accompanied by gale force winds and rain, when the weather did clear up for a day or 2 anglers were out and about with some doing very well and others having no luck at all.

Worms continue to best the most reliable method with some very nice fish caught and landed, Steve Roberts and his son Oliver made the trip up from Melbourne and were into the action straight away with a nice kilo plus Brown caught by Oliver, Daryl Suckley caught his best Brown ever in Andy’s Inlet on powerbait, Daryl also managed several nice Browns during the week with his side kick Max also getting amongst the fish every now and then.

Val and Venny Wezinow had mixed results trolling and bait fishing whilst their son Gen drew a blank, Eric Dennehy had a great start to his trip bagging 2 beautiful Browns of 2kg in no time at all and managed another couple around the kilo mark trolling and bait fishing with worms, best area’s for Eric were middle Braemar and Jock’s Cove , Jeff Hall had a great trip catching 18 fish over 3 days meandering around in his canoe and using his home made lures, at the other end of the scale the Wright Gang and the Dodsworth brigade had a poor long weekend.

Peter and Bobby from Ventnor had a great mini session landing 2 nice browns close to 2kg using nymphs and Ben Tickle as usual got his 2kg Brown on his home made mudeye imitation, but the fish of the week came from Peter Giles who managed a 3kg plus Brown on a beige nymph, this fish was 67cm long but in very poor condition, quite possibly just back from spawning duties, hopefully it will regain condition quickly and be around 4.5kg mark it should be at that length.

The Sheehan group from Victoria arrived at the weekend and were quickly amongst the fish using bait and trolling, best results so far are from Ian with a 2.2kg Brown and Leo who pipped him at the post Monday morning with a 2378 gms Brown on worms.

The wild and wet weather continues at Braemar and the forecast is not so good for the coming week, at least all this rain is keeping food at the bank for the cruisers and the run off is making sure the Lake level continues to rise rapidly, I know its easy for us to say from the comfort of our lounge rooms, but the fishing can be very very good in rough conditions like we are experiencing now, rug up with protective gear and enjoy the results from bait fishing, trolling o course is usually out of the question, fly casting can also bring results if you can find a spot out of the wind amongst the margins, the fish are there right now.

Pictured are Daryl Suckley with his 2268 gms Brown, Leo with his 2378 gms Brown, Eric Dennehy with his fine Browns.

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.

Took the kids to Jindabyne on Wednesday for a camp out. Bad weather on Thursday sent us home early but not before the kids each caught a nice Brown Trout. Jess my eldest caught hers at night on a yabbie we caught after she spotted it walking the edge of the water line. Lochie and Tilly caught theirs at Creel Bay on worms. Tilly's fish going 54cm and was caught in the same spot as her Rainbow only a couple of weeks earlier. Our total being 4 Browns before we pulled the plug and left the weather behind.
Cheers Dax Linden, Canberra.


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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