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Archive Date: 02/07/2017





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Fishing Snowy Mountains

Dad was keen to check out Middlingbank on Lake Eucumbene today, so after lunch we packed our gear into the car, and set off. On the drive to the lake I noticed the wind was blowing pretty hard, well noticeably so, as I don't normally see its affects until I get close to the lake. Ohh well, another cold, blowy afternoon ahead, but hopefully we could use that to our advantage, and score some muddy water Browns.
On arrival, the large point which the village of Buckenderra is situated on provided a little bit of shelter from the full on strength of the wind. It was still windy, but no wear near as bad as areas where there is nothing to get in the way of its power! We set out, heading straight down to the shallow, muddy bay which has yielded some nice browns recently. We began prospecting the bay with silver wobblers, and it didn't take long for mine to get some attention. I was casting a muddy water line along the edge of the bay, when out of no where, just as I was about to lift the lure out of the water, a nice sized brown emerged from the murk, and had a slash at the silver, shinning piece of metal. I had to react quickly, and kept the lure in the water with only about 30cms of line hanging from the end of my rod tip. I kept the wobbler swimming, and watched as the fired up trout kept chase, and grabbed the lure. I struck, but with such a little amount of line dangling from my rod tip, the chances of hooking up and staying connected were slim at best. That was cool to see though, and at least the fish were here, and fired up. I kept casting along the muddy water line, and it wasn't long before, whack! A fish grabbed the flicking, wobbling, lure. I saw a big boil, and felt the pressure of a decent fish. It was short lived as it promptly spat the hook, and shot off. Dam! I was keen to open the account, but it wasn't to be.
As dad, and I rounded the point, the wind was pushing straight in, and was significantly stronger. We fished the wave washed area for a while, and it wasn't until I had rounded the point into the next bay, that I heard dad sing out, I got one! I looked back to see his rod tip bent over, and a fish throwing some water around into the air. I began to walk up, as I thought he might want a picture of it. As I neared him, he had it off the hook, and chucked it back it...ohh well I guess he didn't want a pic. It was just a small brown, but at least he had abolished the chances of a donut...for him..
I kept moving down into the bay we had just rounded the corner into. The muddy water line wasn't anywhere near as prominent here as the previous bay due to its orientation to the wind, but there was a small one to focus my casting on. I was nearing the end of the bay, and still casting up hard along the bank in front of me, when I put in a cast about 2 metres out from the bank, and was bringing it along the muddy water line, when whack! The wobbler stopped dead in the water, and took off out to open water. I lent back on the rod, wanting to make sure I had a good hook set as the fish took off. I could feel it shaking its head as it peeled some line from my spool. It began swimming towards me, and I quickly regained a lot of line. As it neared me, it obviously didn't like the look of me, and attempted to swim away. I didn't want a bar of that, and kept a constant, but only mildly firm pressure on it. I could see the wobbler poking out the top of its mouth, over its top jaw. I was fairly confident I had a good hook set, and settled into enjoying the fight. This fish didn't want to be netted, as it did the typical brown trout fight, keeping at arms length, and not wanting to give in. We dogged it out for some time, before I had it close enough for a safe netting. As it slid into the net, I was highly relieved, and pretty happy to say the least. Dad got a couple of quick pics, before I had it back in the water, and soon swimming free. It was a very healthy, well conditioned fish, and we estimated it to be in the 4.5-5lb range. Ohh what a feeling! After loosing the monster yesterday, I was keen to get a good one today, and this one didn't disappoint. It was no double figure fish, but a great one that I thoroughly enjoyed catching.
After that, the clouds were beginning to roll over, and the ever covered up sun was making things very chilly to say the least. We headed back to the shallower, muddy bay, fishing along the way. It was getting late in the afternoon when dad decided to call it quits, and head back to the car, but I was keen to see if I could get one more, and stayed to fish for a while. I waded out into the turgid water, and began punching the wobbler into the wind. I had only had 6 or 7 casts, when thump! Fish on! It didn't feel very big, and I soon had it at my feet. I quickly dealt with removing the hook, and got a quick pic, before releasing the feisty little brown. I kept casting, and soon had a solid whack on the lure, but that was it for the arvo. I was starving, and keen to get home for a nice hot dinner. It was a fairly quite afternoon all in all, and I was a little perplexed with the differences in the standard of fishing where weather conditions were barely any different from previous days. I'm always curious as to how the weather effects the way trout feed, and how it affects their mood. The last 3 days all have been basically identical weather wise, but different in the numbers of fish caught, and the temperament, and behaviour of the trout. Interesting indeed...

Caught these 2 Brookies ,Flyfishing Lake Jindabyne Fishing Woolly Buggers in the afternoon & evening near Widow,s Creek. Also 3 club members caught 10 Rainbows to 2lb, 1 Brown 2&1/2 lb, and another small Brookie, over 5days. Best areas were Creel Bay ,Westons Bank & Widows Creek.
The Brookies were 2lb 8oz  & 4lb 3oz .
Cheers Peter Murray (Sale Fly Fishing Club)


Fly fishing has slowed down a little in places but if you take the time and look you will find them and the tip is in the bait report go where the bait fishermen are going the fish are there!!
Start using the larger flies and start slowing down on the retrieve let that flie sink a little.
Best time are 9am till about 4pm but the fish have been coming on around mid day mostly rainbows
Best flie’s Woolly Buggers, Fuzzy’s, Bushy Horror, Large Nymphs,
If you have any patient’s try a large dry with a nymph dropper let it drift.
Best areas are Middleing Bank, Buckenderra, Seven Gates,
Jindabyne can be one of the hardest place to fly fish at times but if you but the time in you will be rewarded well. at this time off year don’t look for the fish cast cast cast look for structure are the lake ( Rocks, Trees, Stumps, Weed ) use a slow retrieve.
At the moment we have been getting some good reports again look at the bait reports to where the fish are that helps.
Best flie’s are Woolly Buggers, Mrs Simpsons, Jindy Buggers, Woolly Worms
Best tip i love fishing around Curiosity Rocks, Edwards Bay, Colorado Point



Again the lake is starting to drop but it hasn’t stopped the fish smashing the lures all reports are coming from the bottom end of the lake in close and out wide Middleing Bank, Seven Gates, Rushes Bay, Braemer Bay.
Now the weather is cooler most trollers are fishing most off the day early late it doesn’t matter just rug up.
best lures are Tassie Devils, Blades, Minnows and some Stump Jumpers, King Cobras yellow wings
Overall it’s still fishing well and the days have been great.
Like Eucumbene the lake is dropping but it hasn’t stopped the fish best lures have been Tassies, Blades, Minnows
Best areas are down towards the dam wall, East Jindy, Edwards Bay, Hatchery Bay , Kalkite.
Things are starting to look good around the lake with some good reports coming in most reports are coming in from the top end with the browns and down around Jindabyne good reports with rainbows around Hatchery bay, Edwards Bay and around the Islands.
This lake can be one off the best lakes to fish in winter and it’s looking pretty good at the moment.


The lake is dropping but the fishing is still at it’s best on bait
Bait fishing is still at it’s best with good reports coming from Middle bank, Buckenderra, Braemer Bay
Best bait is worms and power bait
Best times 10am till around 3.30pm good or bad days fishing is great
Reports have been fish are still moving around close and out in the deeper waters looking for worms in close and out deeper for the power bait.
Overall Middleing bank has been the spot to fish.
Just in the last few days Seven gates has been picking up with some good rainbows and browns all on power bait
Again the lake is dropping but the bait fishing is going well
Best areas are Kalkite, Poo Bay, Hatchery Bay, Waste point and around the Caravan park.
Best bait Power Bait and Worms
Not sure what’s going on with this lake in summer it was very hard to fish but now it’s fishing well maybe the cooler waters are doing the job but it’s great to see things are starting to happen  love this lake when it’s on.
If you are after some brookies and some good ones try around Curiosity rocks up in the arm fishing well!!





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