Some good bait fishing and trolling has been had in the area with some nice rainbows being caught in Eucumbene.
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You may recall in the report a couple of weeks back, that a huge brown of seven plus kilos had been caught spinning in lake Eucumbene. We have managed to get a photo of Gino Meznarsic and his cracker of a brown taken on the ever successful Snowy Minnow. The fish was caught off the bank and later released after Gino and his father Mario spent some time reviving the fish.
What a fish!!!
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Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2nd 2010.
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have been a little quiet in the lake over the weekend but the daytime fishing can still be good for rainbows in the Seven Gates and Buckenderra area. The Angler's Reach and Old Adaminaby areas will be worth a search for some browns returning from spawning, though they can be a little poor condition wise.
Suggest nymphs fished slow on the rainbows and if polaroiding a brown or two small nymphs or small streamers in sz 10.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been quiet also but polaroiding can be had at anytime now when the conditions are good. Bright, still sunny days with a large high pressure system are ideal.
Best flies to try are either yabby style streamers or small tan coloured nymphs, or midge pupa.
Lake Tantangara :- Reports have been quiet from the lake on the fly front.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling reports have been great with some really well conditioned rainbows being taken from around daphnea blooms.
* Chris Mould and his wife Deane had a great two hour session catching seven kilo-ish rainbows on the downrigger. Fishing out of Old Adaminaby, Chris found some daphnea on the sounder and dropped lures down to 30ft on the downrigger. He said you could see an arch on the sounder and adjust the bomb to the same height and get a hit virtually straight away. Y82 Tassies was the lure that did the damage though it was the only colour tried on the rigger. Any yellow winged lure would do the job.
Look for dark patches showing up midwater on the sounder. Trolling the edges early in the morning is worth a try too but the deeper water does seem to be holding more rainbows at present.
Old Adaminaby, Angler's Reach and Cobrabald Bay are the best areas at present.
Jindabyne:- Has been productive with some nice fish flatlining tassies and also on tassies on lead core. Once again this week closer to the township seems better than the river mouth and arm areas.
Bait fishing has been fairly good with some nice reports of rainbows being taken on powerbait and grubs. While not all anglers are taking their bags, the rainbow quality has made up for it.
Best locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Jindabyne has produced a few fish too over the weekend with grubs being the dominating bait. Winter is a great time for chasing rainbows on grubs and though it is cold, these fish will give many anglers a heap of fun and food over the next couple of months.
Try areas like Rushes Bay, Hatchery Bay, The Clay pits, Curiosity rocks and Kalkite.
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