Reports have been great over the past week.
The Eucumbene River is looking great at the moment and with plenty of water coming in we should start to see a lake that will stabilise and rise well for Spring.
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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.
The dam wall is also an option for some polaroiding when conditions are clear and bright.
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 a little better with some polaroiding. From reports to hand there are not big numbers yet, though there can be some good fishing if you cover enough ground and find them. The weather this week is looking good so if tou get a leave pass from work it would be worth the trip.
*Rob Gadson from Jindabyne had a quick fish early last week and landed two brook trout. One was a little tacker and the other near a kilo. A bead head wooly bugger did the trick.
Bright, still and 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 quiet this week though there are some good fish to be caught.
The Coppermine and Collingwood bay areas are good places to troll currently along with the Braemar and Dam Wall area of the lake. The Angler's Reach area is also worth a look and drifting and spinning lures cast in towards shore will work well.
Jindabyne:- No reports.
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.
*Hi Tom, just thought I'd send you a photo of a brown trout caught by Vitda Pangnanouvong out here last Sunday. Fish was taken on a lump of green power bait found at the side of the lake. It weighed 2.84kg.
Hit Seven Gates Saturday night with two mates. We picked up two really nice browns that were identical in size with both being caught on Powerbait. Mine on orange pulp and my mate Jeff got his on pink sherbet.
My other mate Dave got a nice rainbow also picked up on sherbert powerbait.
It was a nice cold night with plenty of wind blowing straight off the snow that was on the hills, but otherwise it was a beautiful night. All up two nice browns and four rainbows.
Neil Dean, Jeff Yang and Dave Tailor.
I fished Eucumbene Cove with my father Col and mate Dan on the weekend. We caught 13 fish, three trolling and the rest off the bank. The fish off the bank were all caught on power bait.
Most of them on a combination of two different coloured nuggets on the same hook. All colours seemed to work except chunky cheese! The fish were taken at all times of the day with the bites being very finicky. We would here a rattle on one rod then catch a fish on another!
Most were rainbows of around two pounds although we bumped into some blokes called Sean and Mick who had caught the biggest brown trout I have ever seen!
Shayne from Canberra.
Best locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Jindabyne reports were better this week.