Headlines: The fishing has been getting better and better over last week with regular reports of good fishing. Water temps in the lakes have dropped significantly and the fish really are on the chew.
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Rivers:- Continues to be excellent with reasonable flows throught the mountain streams. Fishing has been quite good though polaroiding has been tougher with the overcast conditions of late.
Dry fly fishing has been good right through the day with some nice browns to be found in the Eucumbene and Thredbo. Dry flies to use at the moment are small emergers like Klinkhamers, Blue wing olive parachutes, attractors like Wullfs and Stimulators, along with beetles and hoppers.
A nymph suspended under the dry during the day is a good method to use, but a dry at dusk will have best results.
*Mike Shanahan sent this photo in of a nice river brown.
I got this this one on a nice little deerhair hopper which I put together. Took it right in the middle of the day too. I rekon hoppers are all you need from November to April. I love them because fish like this will attack them, even twice as the case was here, I got on to this fellow before on the exact same fly!
Other rivers to fish are the Moonbah, Snowy, Gungarlin, and a few other smaller high country creeks.
Lake Eucumbene:- The lake has had some good mudeye hatches over the past week and there are plenty of fish on the move on both mudye patterns and nymphs. The bottom end of the lake is still the best bet with Seven Gates and Buckenderra areas producing somegood fishing.Mudeyes have been hatching in numbers and the fish are starting to feed on them. The Rainbows in the lake still in excellent condition and are fighting hard.
*Dave Maurier from Cooma had a good evening session this week hooking eight and landing five on olive and green nymphs. Biggest was a rainbow of1.5kg and was caught near Buckenderra.
*Richard Mould had a tough session where he had plenty of hits but could not get connected. He soldiered on and in the end managed to land a very respectable 2.5kg plus brown.
Areas to look at are Seven gates, Buckenderra, Braemar, Cobrabald, Coppermine, Collingwood, Yens.
Lake Jindabyne:- No Reports from Jindabyne again this week. There should be a few mudeyes around to attract fish around the edges.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports from Tantangara.
Trolling and Spinning
We now have Sting Cobras back in stock.
Our Rapala Minnow indent has just arrived with trout patterns from 1cm to 11cm.
New Bushy's Stiffy Devilfish Vibes are in stock.
Eucumbene:- Trolling has been good with downrigging, and lead core still producing more fish. Top water and shallow run lures are catching a few more now with the improved water temp.
Trout pattern minnows in Rapalas, Attacks, RMG Scorpions, Rebels, and Alex lures are great lures to try. Try some of the larger lures down deep to search out the bigger browns.
*Alan Hocking and Colin P had a good time on the lake out from Buckenderra recently with some very well condtioned rainbows taken on both flat line and leadcore. They ended up keeping fourteen between them over a couple of days and released just as many again. Tassies in colours # 67, #51 and #65 were the pick with the # 65 performing best on the flat line.