Jindabyne:-Trolling reports have been quiet also, but the downrigging will be fantastic at present.
Best areas to try would be kalkite and waste point area and also off sid's bay.
· Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Reports from the lake have been ok.Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall . With cooler conditions there should be a few more fish taking shallow running minnows and Tassie Devils, strike pro blades and X-Rap Rapalas, RMG Scorpions this week.
Mostly flatline tassies and small minnows. There are fish in close and on top early in the day but as the sun gets up going wider and deeper is the best bet.
Tassies in, Y05, Y48, 23,Y82,Y94,51,84,36,104,80,and most of the new Tassie are getting some good fish. and any of the yellow wing patterns have been excellent S12 is working well. Dual Depth versions are a good option for getting down a fraction deeper.Best Stinger Lures are 17,18,25,3,4,22,11, Strike Pro Blades and Min Mins are working very well
Baitfishing :- Mudeyes are back in stock now and are producing some good fish at both Jindabyne and Eucumbene. Bait fishing has been excellent in Jindabyne with Gulp Power bait and standard Power bait and the new Magic Morsels Trout Bait. Quality fish are coming in from the Rushes Bay, Waste point Kalkite and Hatchey Bay areas. Best Bait is scrub worms picking up some good Browns.
Thank you again for your on-going support for the Diplomatic Fishing Tournament. We had a great weekend.
19 November 2012
DIPLOMATS FISH HARD
The twenty-fourth Diplomatic Fishing Tournament took place during the weekend 16-18 November 2012 with the participants enjoying some glorious brisk alpine spring weather at Buckenderra Holiday Village on Lake Eucumbene.
Fourteen diplomatic missions, including the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, took part in this keenly contested tournament and social weekend, with a record one hundred and forty nine staff, family members and friends participating.
Overall fishing was hard, but with good fish being caught. 85 fish were weighed-in with 24 fish over a kilogramme and an average weight of 860 grams (since only the heaviest fish caught counts, not all fish were weighed-in with many more fish caught and released). Trolling was by far the most successful method with 51 fish caught, with 22 caught bait fishing and 7 on fly and one spinning.
The High Commission of Fiji won the sought-after team event, with the heaviest three fish weighing 5.5kg, caught by its team of Anna Nainoca, Jonetani Tagivetaua and Larry Irava. The Embassy of Afghanistan came second, with the Embassy of Russia Federation in third place.
A junior, Jackie Keeenan, fishing for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade won the individual Grand Open Competition with a lovely 2.3kg brown trout caught trolling with a Pink Flatfish at Brookwood Bay.
The Adults Division was taken out by José Garcia fishing for the Embassy of Spain, with a brown trout of 2.2kg caught on orange PowerBait in Buckenderra campsite.
The Juniors Division (under 15 years old) was won by a very excited Reanan Armstrong fishing for the Embassy of Spain with a very nice 1.3kg trout caught trolling in a Hobie kayak with a Tassie Devil Y90 in Middlingbank Arm.
Jackie Keenan also won the inaugural female’s trophy and Jim Blyton, fishing for the Delegation of the European Union, won the fly fishing trophy with a 1.9kg brown caught on a Bill’s Yabby.
Planning is already underway for the 25th anniversary tournament next year (22-24 November 2013).