GOOD NEWS TWO NEW Launching areas - Snowy River Shire Council & Snowy Hydro have upgraded and cleared off the silt from the old Denison st at Old Adaminaby and added gravel to the top turning/parking area as well - along with park owners Paul and Ken upgrading an area at Anglers Reach as well. These ramps can now be used to launch boats with out too much trouble. Larger boats can be a little more difficult, but it is possible to launch small to medium sized vessels. This ramp will now be cleared regularly to keep access for launching boats open on lake Eucumbene.Snowy Hydro are also looking at improving launching area's at Anglers Reach and the Dam wall - so we'll keep you posted. More details on Lake Eucumbene's levels @ http://www.snowyhydro.com.au/LevelThree.asp?pageID=322&grandParentID=3&parentID=52
*Buckenderra have also upgraded their launching area and you can now launch boats up to 4 metres with a four wheel drive at the Eucumbene cover.
The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival has finished for another year and there were plenty of great fish caught. Largest fish for the competiton was a Brown Trout of 2.547kg caught by Dennis Crawley. For more result details checkout the Festival website www.troutfestival.com
Rivers:- The great river fishing continues with excellent numbers of Rainbows and a few Browns for good measure.
The weather on the weekend was near perfect but reports were scarce. There have been some reasonable hatches over the last few days and this will have plenty of fish moving in the evenings. Any of the high country rivers are well worth a look at present and with the rain of last week will fish very well over the next month or so.
One report came in from Andrew Morrow and Alison Cork from Canberra. They fished the Eucumbene River for 3 Rainbows and 2 Browns. Fish all took Royal Wulffs. They also Three Mile Dam and had a huge but short lived rise with fish "going nuts" on Bogong Moths.
*Andrew with a pretty Euc River Brown
Had a red letter day (for me) on Friday on the Gungarlin, caught 12-15 fish and missed many more, all on dries (Red Tag, Royal Wulff and Deer Hair Caddis), size ranged from 6-11.5 inches (PB on Gungarlin for me), heaps of fun on a short 2wt, and there were a lot of fishing rising when I left about 1400.
The dry fly fishing has been great. There are more and more insects becoming active with the warmer weather. Expect Caddis, Mayflies and Midges. Terrestrials such as Beetles and Ants are in abundance.
Lake fishing was hampered by high winds, snow, hail and rain during the week but there were still some keen anglers out there catching a few. There are still some very nice rainbows averaging .800 grams to 1kg being caught at present.
Rushy Plains, Seven Gates, Dam Wall, Old Adaminaby and Buckenderra have all been good areas
Best flies were the Fuzzy Wuzzy, Jinde Bugger, Mrs Simpson, Stick Caddis and Mountain Shrimp.
*Steve Snedden and Mark Sueli caught some nice Rainbows on Mrs Simpsons over the weekend.
Lake Jindabyne:- Stewart Fagan from Canberra came came through on the most miserable of days with 40 knot winds, rain and snow and still managed to catch a nice 1.5kg Brown in the 30 minutes he fished! There are plenty of fish on the move in Jindabyne at the moment and we have had reports of some good Dun hatches.