Fishing has been good for deep trollers and fly fishing in the streams and the mountain rivers has still been good. Bait fishing has varied but there are still some good fish with a few mudeyes poking around.
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Rivers:- Have continued to fish well with plenty of fish and insects about for them to eat. Dry fly fishing has been great with plenty of varying sized fish being caught. The Thredbo has been great with some good small browns, post spawn rainbows and some thumper browns.
March flies have been a little fierce of late so long sleeves and sun gloves are an advantage.
Was up at Thredbo river on Saturday morning and got onto this nice brown around the Thredbo Diggings area.
This was the first and the largest of three browns with the others just under 35cm. All caught between 8am & 10am on olive bead headed nymphs and a yellow humpy.
Cheers Matt Hegarty
Myriads of smaller streams that have been fishing well of late and certainly dries have been very effective. Light rods, light tippets and small flies are the go for some good fun in these waters.
Caddis and Mayflies have been hatching in many streams so patterns representing these are good options at present.
There have been many productive patterns worth using of late. Try Wullfs, Humpys, klinkhamers, parachute adams, elk hair caddis, blue wing olive, greenwells glory, black epoxied foam beetles and parachute caddis.
The Moonbah, Murrumbidgee, Gungarlin, Eucumbene, Thredbo are all great rivers to have a look at over the next few weeks.
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have been varied this past week with the warmer surface temps causing the fish to go deep. Having said that there have been a few fish taken on hoppers but not many. Some of the hatches of midge and caddis have been huge in the evenings but very few if any fish have been moving. We need several days of cooler weather and rain to fix the lake up.
Areas with deep water have been the still producing a few fish down deep and late at night or early morning will be the best times over the weekend.
*Charles Sealy from Tumut had a nice session on Tuesday night in the Old Adaminaby area catching a 2.22kg brown and a nice rainbow. Fishing the strirred up water where it met the clear was the best area and a Taihape Tickler was the fly used.
Beadhead nymphs, woolly buggers and tom jones have been working during daylight hours. After dark mudeye and streamer patterns have been turning up a few too.
Areas to look at are Wangrabelle, Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Braemar, Springwood, Yens and Cobrabald.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been quiet though the night fishing should be similar to Eucumbene.
Sids and Rushes bay, Kalkite are all worth a look as is Hatchery bay, Hayshed bay and Curisoity rocks.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports this week.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling has varied but flat linedTassies, Lofty's and Stings have taken fish along with deeper running minnows. Anglers fishing the deeper water with downriggers or leadcore will do better with the warmer water in the lake. Any of the yellow wing patterns are ideal but darker purples and blacks do enjoy success when fished deep.
Just a quick email to let you know myself and my partner Lindsey Evans fished Lake Eucumbene the week leading up to Xmas and were lucky enough in a quick morning session to get the fish attached in the photos.
All taken on yellow wing devils out on lead line with 2 colours in Wanglabelle Bay. This brown trout was Lindseys first trout and was 1.5kg, not a bad first effort!
*Mick and Meg Couvee had a late start on the lake this morning but still managed to hook four fish. Meg landed two rainbows of .7 and 1.5kg. Bloody ripper tassies and white with spots Loftys caught the fish, with one lure fished on leadcore the other flatlined. Mick had a busy day as he drove the boat, changed the lures, cooked the lunch and played net boy.
Edge fishing can still be very good early in the morning but you need to head wider or find deeper points to maximise your chances when the sun gets up.
Boat Launching is available in many areas. Anglers Reach, Buckenderra, Old Adaminaby, Dam wall.
Best areas to try would be Collingwood, Coppermine, Buckenderra and Angler's Reach.
Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has been fishing well though from reports received getting deep seems to the best method.
Zac James, one happy kid after a Sunday morning troll from snowline jindabyne with 8 fish landed all rainbows, 7 were released for next time, 3 on downrigger 8-11 meters, and lead line 3-6 colors, tassies ranging from freddo frog to brown bomber and the green and red working well.
Worth getting up early for!
Took the boat and family out fishing on lake jindabyne on Sunday 17th Jan. Caught 2, 1kg rainbows lost 1 at the boat and had three hits all on the one rod, a small overhead with lead core line at 10 metres.most of the fish were at 10 to 20 metres according to the fish finder.
The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been good with many anglers catching a couple per session. Powerbait in your favourite colour has been taking plenty of good fish and mudeyes fished deep or off the bottom is the other best bait at the moment.
Mudeyes have come into their own recently and supply is excellent this week.
Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Yens Bay, Cemetary point and Anglers Reach are the pick of the areas overall.
Jindabyne has been a little quiet report wise but will produce some excellent bait fishing as over the weekend. Mudeyes Grubs, and Powerbait will be the pick there.
Try areas like Rushes Bay, Hatchery Bay, The Clay pits, Curiosity rocks and Kalkite.
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