Headlines Fishing has been very good despite some rougher weather. Lakes have been fishing very well with all methods and the rivers have been very consistent.
The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is well and truly under way with some fantastic fish being caught. Check out www.troutfestival.com to see the daily results from the various weigh stations. The competition runs all through until Friday with some great prizes up for grabs.
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*There is a new webcam at Old Adaminaby that will give you a look at conditions on the water there. The camera pans and zooms giving a visusal on the water conditions. Llink below.
Rivers:- Have been fishing very well with some nice rainbows in the larger rivers and some great browns of all sizes in both the larger and smaller streams. Nymphs are still going to catch plenty of fish too, but there is nothing like seeing a fish rise to the surface to take your offering. If the weather is warm then evening rises are on the cards.
Rain has had water levels fluctuating over the past week but there has still been some good rainbows being caught in the larger streams and a few browns too.
The Eastern streams are still worth a look now before they get too hot in the coming months.
Lake Eucumbene:- Has continued to fish well overall. Weather has played a huge part in the action on the day though. There have been some good eveing rises and also enough fish to be caught just searching though the day. Water level has continued to rise though only slowly. The next three weeks may see the best of the fishing depending on what happens with the water level.
Beadhead nymphs fished quick or a small black and peacock, stick caddis, or midge pupa fished slow are great searching patterns for the rainbows. Small emergers on dark will undo some of the fish that are on adult midge or emerging midge.
Evening rises have been good and will continue to improve.
Stay back from the edge when searching as there have been fish tailing right in the shallows early and late in the day.
Fishing is excellent in the Middilingbank, Seven Gates and Old Adaminaby areas.
*Had a couple of sesssions on the lake last week with the first night producing five rainbows and the next two. Mick Patton got six fish also on the first night and Mick Couvee three on the second. Mick Couvee is pictured below with a very nice brown caught right on dark when they were rising in close.
Some more video footage from last weeks sessions to have a look at here.
*Lachlan Sturgeon with a very nice fly caught brown taken last week.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been varied with some nice fish being caught though consistancy has been the issue.
Some good browns have been reported in some of the grassy bays with woolly buggers being a good fly to use on these large cruisers.
Water level will drop a little with this weeks enviromental releases but with a good flow still coming in it should not affect the fishing too much.
Try Hatchery, Waste point, Curiosity Rocks
Lake Tantangara :- A few very nice quality fish have been reported but not much in the way of numbers at this stage.
Best flies will be small nymphs both beadhead and unweighed, stick caddis, caddis pupa, midge pupa, black and peacock spiders and woolly worms and buggers.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling reports have been excellent with plenty of nice rainbows being caught.
Reports have been good with Lofty's, Stings, Thunderbolts and Tassies working well on flat lines. Leadcore has also produced some nice fish on the above lures and small minnows.
All reports from trollers over the last week have been positive with all catching a least a couple of fish.
Just returned from 2 weeks at Crow's 16-39th Oct.
Probably 200+ fish(60 on troll balance on bait) between my brother and myself.
Trolling was good to start with mainly on Tassies,anything with silver seemed to work with a very long drop back 100metres plus and dropped of the second week.