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Archive Date: 09/01/2017


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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Eucumbene dropping why?? If you are needing information why lake Eucumbene is dropping contact the Snowy Hydro!!  I'm sure they will tell you a good story!!!! All dams full except Eucumbene?
















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Lake Eucumbene is still fishing well as you know the lake is still going down but the fishing is still at it’s best most parts off the lake is going well on the fly with some really good reports coming from Braemer Bay, Buckenderra, Middle Bank, Rushes Bay, Seven Gates.
Best times have been early mornings and late afternoons both rainbows and browns are going well.
Best wet flies have been Muddlers, Woolly Buggers, Nymphs, Mrs Simpsons
Best Dry Flies have been Midge, klinkhammers, Royal Wulffs, and a few grass hopper patterns.
At Buckenderra reports have been coming in fishing with Mrs Simpsons from 11am till 2pm
Overall the fishing is at it’s best if you fish at the right times


Lake Jindabyne has Improved over the last two weeks with some good rainbow being caught late in the afternoons along with a few good browns. The lake is still nice and high and looking good so I’m sure if your heading up that way you will have a great time.
Best wet flies, Bushy Horrors, Woolly Buggers, B/H Nymphs
Dry flies, Red Tags, Royal Wulffs, Snowy Hoppers


The lake is still fishing well as it is still dropping but that hasn’t stopped the fish taking the flies, good reports coming from the top end off the lake and up around the mouth off the river.
So if you are heading that way for Chirstmass your heading the right way.
Best wet flies, Bushy Horrors, Woolly Buggers,
Best dry flies, Red Tags, Klinkhammers, Hummpys,
Don’t forget about all the other dams Lake Crackenback, Island Bend, Guthega Dam, Three Mile Dam, All are fishing well



Well it’s so good to see most rivers are fishing well Perisher Creek, Gungarlin, Mowambah, Snowy River upper and Lower, Thredbo River upper, Things are looking well and fishing well mostly dry flies
Up at Kiandra above the bridge the fishing is at its best with rainbow and down at Sawyer best flies have been Nymphs, Royal wulffs, Klink hammers, Adams parachutes
On The Monaro all river are fishing well so it’s time to start exploring and try your luck rivers are running well and fishing well. (REMEMBER PRACTICE CATCH AND RELEASE IT’S FUN AND REWORDING)






Trolling has been good in most places on the lake with reports coming from Braemer Bay, Buckenderra, Anglers Reach, Seven gates, Frying Pan but remember if you want fish go at the right times early mornings and late afternoons are the best times.
Over at Braemer Bay trolling Tassie devis, Blades, Rapala’s, King Cobras are all going well.





jindy is fishing well on the troll with some good browns coming out, Over at Kalkite on the western side early mornings have been good with the rainbows down at hatchery bay trolling with rapala’s and blades have been working well on the browns out in the deeper waters trolling with the 26 gram Tassie Devils have been good on the browns and rainbows. Remember early morning fishing has been at it’s best so get on the water before daylight that’s when the fishing is at it’s best.
Things are still looking good up that way worth a look so if your heading that way call in on your way back we would love more reports thanks.


Bait fishing on lake Eucumbene has been at it’s best, Middling Bank, Frying Pan, Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Braemer Bay, Anglers Reach, Yens Bay
Mud eye’s, worms, Power Bait are going off at the moment with some really good fish being caught.
Best reports have been over at middling bank and rushes.
Has been ok in places but we are still needing more reports what we are hearing is the worms and power bait are going well on the western side of the lake.



Peter from Braemar with a report ending the week December 18th 2016. The fishing at Braemar has generally been good with all methods now doing well, particularly mudeyes and trolling which is great to see, the bank fishing with bait, lures and fly has also been good although some areas are laden with floating weed which makes retrieving your catch a bit difficult, the weed beds are full of food like beetles, mudeyes, small yabby’s and tadpoles and the fish has been actively feeding amongst them for a week or so now.

With the Lake level reducing rapidly more weed beds are going to be exposed and come into play so you need to be on your game to try and get the fish into your net, the Fly Fishing has gone nuts with this activity and many fine catches of Rainbows up 800 gms and Browns up to 2kg have kept anglers satisfied, best flies have been small nymphs around the # 14 and #16 mark, buzzers, humpy’s and boatman’s, traditional flies such as Mrs Simpsons, Hammils and Woolly Buggers are also working well but seem to be doing better late afternoon and into the evening.

Trolling has also been very consistent with most anglers getting amongst Browns and Rainbows at any time of the day, David Bourke from Victoria has had his best trip in quite a while catching a variety of Browns and Rainbows trolling around many areas of the Lake, his best fish was 1400 gms and he encountered dozens of Browns and Rainbows around the 30cm mark, most fish were found in 3 or 4 meters of water and there was no particular stand out Tassie, they all worked.

Jessie Mauger also had great success from his hobie getting amongst dozens of fish in his quick visit this past weekend, Jessie used a variety of lures, soft plastics and mudeyes which all produced fish, no stand out fish and plenty of throw backs but the action is great and that’s what it is all about.

Elke Stadler had a mixed visit using bait and bubble float fly casting, powerbait produced a few smallish Rainbows around the 400 gms mark but she did manage a 56 cm Brown casting a bubble float with a trailing Mrs Simpson which capped off her stay, this method of float casting a fly can be very productive indeed, especially at the change of light, circular bubble floats work best as the bow wave they create is not unrealistic at the right retrieve speed, the trick is to locate the fly about 3 or 4 meters behind the float and cast out as far as you can and then slowly retrieve the float, in calmer conditions the bubble float will create a small wave as it comes across the surface, fish in the area will be drawn to the bow wave and then see the fly coming behind, its definitely worth a try, especially when the fish are visibly feeding on the surface.

Vinny Ford had some great sessions fly fishing over the past week, especially during daylight hours, Vinny fished mainly home made nymphs size 14 and size 12, some on long shank hooks, most fish were in the 500 gms range and quite a few throw backs, Peter Giles of course managed his usual 2kg Brown on a couple of occasions and also managed a 2.8kg Brown on Sunday in the middle of the day caught on a buzzer, he spied the fish cruising the edges with another Brown about half the size and followed those fish until his cast could tempt them, Peter has had great success over the past couple of months deploying these tactics.

Frank Raymond had a great few days casting lures and soft plastics from his boat toward the banks to avoid being caught in weed, Frank managed several nice Browns and Rainbows and missed a very large Brown at the boat, Phil Harvey has had some success drifting mudeyes in 4 or 5 meters and Mick Huber also had success on his recent trip using the same method.

Adam Cathor and his mates had a successful weekend trip catching 15 or so fish trolling various parts of Braemar and around the Tolbar, all in all the fishing and conditions at Braemar have been good and we are hoping it will stay that way, there are some patches of soft mud and slippery banks appearing due to the Lake going down so be careful, remember to call into the Alpine Angler on your way through for updates and your fresh bait requirements, from all at Braemar, to Mick and his team and regular readers have a great Christmas and New Year, stay safe and good fishing.





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