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Archive Date: 20/02/2017



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Over the last two weeks things have been pretty hot and windy but the fishing has been ok in places but as always fish at the right times the fishing is a lot better,
Over at buckenderra the fly fishing has been up and down that is all to do with the heat and wind but late in the afternoons things get better mostly rainbows in close just getting on dark.
At middling bank the water is a lot warmer so start fishing all the gully’s where the deeper waters are, Best flies are woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, muddlers retrieve nice and slow.
Rushes bay the water is at lot cooler then other places the reports are the bigger the bay the better the fishing.
Seven gates late afternoon fishing is good and early mornings
Over at braemer bay things are a lot better most fly fishers are fishing the weedy banks with some good results, Bead head nymphs, woolly buggers, and on the dry’s klinkhammers and Stimulators are going well.
Overall the fishing has been good at the right times early and late have been the key, If you're fishing though the day things are going to be tuff!!
Best Dry Flies are, Klinkhammers, Stimulators, Royal Wulff’s
Best Wet Flies are, Nymphs, Woolly Buggers, Muddlers
It’s still fishing well from the dam wall to the river mouth mostly browns all on wet flies woolly buggers, Muddlers, Fuzzy’s, and Nymphs.
The rainbow are coming on but late at night around 10pm till early mornings 
Things are still a little slow at Jindy with not many reports coming in so if you are heading up that way late in the afternoons would be your best bet “Needing More Reports Thanks” 
This is the time to start fishing this dam the grasshoppers are out the mud eye’s are about and the fishing is starting to pick up so if you like fishing and hiking it’s time to start before it’s to late.
Most dams up around the mountain areas are fishing well, So if you have not fished them yet now is the time to start, Best flies are hopper patterns.

Hi there,
I just got back from a fishing trip around the Eucumbene / Murrumbidgee rivers and wanted to pass on the experience. Alpine rivers are still fishing really well. Hot days mean that the fish are a bit sluggish once the sun gets up high but had a fair bit of luck early in the morning and late afternoon. Caught our fill of 30cm fish and a real trophy brown that was caught, photographed, and returned to the river to fight again another day. My tips are get up early, and don’t be afraid to explore! Hiking for an hour from your car to find a secluded fishing spot can really pay off!
P.S I read your report every few months to keep an eye on the conditions and really appreciate the effort you put in J
Andrew – Campbelltown, NSW


Most rivers are fishing really well but with all this heat thing have changed so pick your streams most off the Monaro stream are a running a little hot so thing are quite but up around the mountains things are going well, Eucumbene, Thredbo are fishing great with all sizes off fish rainbows and browns are all going great. Up at Island Bend the fishing is good with some good browns up higher and rainbows down close to the dam.
Do not forget about all the other small rivers up around Perisher all fishing well.
Best Dry’s are, Klinkhammers, Adams, Nymphs, Royal Wulff, Stimulators, Do not forget about the Eucumbene river up high thing are looking and fishing great.


Most rivers are fishing well these rivers can test the best fly fishers out so if you think you are good enough get out there I’m sure you will be surprised how well they are fishing.
dry flie’s around the Monaro, klinkhammers, Adams Parachutes, Wulffs, Black Spinners,

Andrew Coombe and myself out and about on the Monaro rivers



Trolling has been good around Buckenderra, Seven Gates, Rushes, Braemer Bay with some good browns and a few rainbows.
Best times have been early mornings 5am, till 9am, late afternoons from 5pm till dark.
Remember the lake is warming up so go deep stay away form the shore line, If your have trouble getting down into the deeper waters we do have the tassie devils in 26 grams.

Best Lures are, Tassie Devil 13.5 grams 37, 16, 15, 105, KG, 130, 313
20 grams, 48, 29, 121, 96, 4
26 grams, 126, 125, 63, 4, 26
Rapalas, Spotted Dog
Blades, Silver, Gold, Brown
Black Magic Minnows

Trolling flies have been going well late in the afternoons Mrs Simpsons, Bushy Horror and Craig Nightime.

Overall the trolling has been good you just need to be out there at the right time

Peter at Braemar here with a fishing report from the week ending
February 6th 2017.

Well finally some cooler weather to greet the anglers and visitors at
Braemar which is much appreciated indeed, this cooler weather had an
immediate impact on some of the fishing results over the past week with
some very nice Browns and Rainbows being reported on all methods with
mudeyes once again being the standout bait.
Hundreds of ducks have moved into the bay which usually indicates there
is about to be a mudeye hatch, it happens every February and March here
at Braemar just before those months full moon, so we expect the fishing
to improve significantly over the next 5 weeks or so.
Max Gengalacki and Phil Harvey have had some great results using mudeyes
and the Martin gang had varying results fly fishing during the past week
or so, best fly's have been Hammils Killer during the day and a floating
mudeye pattern after dark, such as a muddler minnow or the like, some
juvenile mudeyes have already appeared so things will only improve as
the transition takes place.

Pictured is Max Gengalacki with his 2 1.8kg Browns caught using mudeyes
under a bubble float last week.

Bait fishing is at it’s best at the moment with the mudeyes being the stand out bait best areas are Middling bank, Seven Gates, Rushes, Braemer Bay
Over at middling bank thing can’t get better with the mud eyes and worms both getting rainbows and browns.
At Buckenderra worms have been going well
Braemer bay mudeye’s are smashing the browns and rainbow along with the power bait,.
Seven gates mudeye’s and power bait
Rushes bay mudeye’s ,worms and power bait are going really well


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