Some great snow and rain over the last few days will certainly improve water levels as we approach spring. Local fishing has been excellent over the weekend despite the miserable conditions on Sunday.
20% off sale*
Fly fishing accessories, flytying materials, hooks, DVD's, lures, waders and many other stock lines less 20% off current prices.
This week only. Sale runs from Tuesday 3rd August to 3:30 pm Sun 8th of August.
In-store or mail order by phone and online.
*Sale is on current in stock items only.
Bait and some items not included in sale. Sorry no Lay buys.
The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is on again this year Sat 30th October to Fri 5th November are the dates. www.troutfestival.com for more details.
FISHING LICENCES These are available online and you can purchase them directly from the NSW fisheries website with a credit card. Click on this link below.
Note: We do not have licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can do them online with a MasterCard or Visa only.
Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2nd 2010.
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have been quiet though there are fish to be caught in many areas. You do have to actually go fishing to catch them.
Suggest nymphs and olive streamers fished slow on the rainbows and if polaroiding a brown or two small nymphs or small streamers in sz 10.
Best areas to try would be the Dam wall, Seven Gates, Collingwood and Coppermine bay. A boat would be an advantage at present.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been ok for those who searched with wets on the weekend. Conditions for polaroiding have not been ideal but there still is the odd fish poking around.
Try Hayshed, Sids, Waste point and Kalkite.
Lake Tantangara :- Reports have been quiet from the lake on the fly front.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling reports have been very reasonable with a few boats catching some nice fish.
*Anthony from Canberra landed this great brown on a Strike pro Bass X lure recently, while trolling in the Angler's Reach arm. It weighed over 10 pounds. A few other fish were caught in the same area too.
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 excellent with some nice reports of rainbows being taken on powerbait and grubs.
One group reported catching fifty plus fish between them. Many were release but there were some very nice quality amongst them too.
*James and Jay had a good session last week with these nice fish being caught on bait and trolling in the Buckenderra area.
Best locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Jindabyne reports were quiet this week, though there have been a few browns cruising the edges at times. With the weed beds further out with the rising water casting a bait out further should increase your chances.