The twenty-fifth anniversary Diplomatic Fishing Tournament took place during the
weekend 22-24 November 2013 with the participants enjoying some glorious brisk
alpine spring weather at Buckenderra Holiday Village on Lake Eucumbene which
is looking wonderful at present.
Fifteen diplomatic missions, including the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade,
took part in this keenly contested tournament and social weekend, with one
hundred and fifteen staff, family members and friends participating.
Overall fishing was hard, but with very good fish being caught. 61 fish were
weighed-in with an average weight of 960 grams (since only the heaviest fish
caught counts, not all fish were weighed-in with more fish caught and
released). Trolling was by far the most successful method with 44 fish caught,
with 12 caught bait fishing and 5 on fly.
The Embassy of Poland won the sought-after team event, with the heaviest three
fish weighing 5.7kg, caught by its team of Ambassador Pawel Miewski, Marek
Mikolajezak and Wojtek Pietranik. The Embassy of Spain came second, with the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in third place.
Jose Garcia, fishing for the Embassy of Spain won the individual Grand Open
Competition with a lovely 2.6kg brown trout caught on a Mrs Simpson fly at 2am
fishing at Buckenderra campsite.
The Adults Division was taken out by Marek Mikolajezak fishing for the Embassy
of Poland, with a brown trout of 2.3kg caught on scrub worms at Buckenderra Arm
The Juniors Division (under 15 years old) was won for the second year running by
Reanan Armstrong fishing for the Embassy of Spain with a very nice 0.7kg trout
caught trolling with a Rusty Banana Tassie Devil in Buckenderra Arm.
Anna Tagivetaua from the Fiji High Commission won the female’s trophy and Jose
Garcia also won the fly fishing trophy.
For further information please contact:
John Tuckwell, Chairman, Diplomatic Fishing Tournament
Photographs available on request
The Eucumbene river still hasn’t fired yet not many reports coming in as yet let’s hope the weather warms up so the insect life gets active soon.
Remember the Eucumbene and Thredbo are not the only rivers about get out there and have a look at all the other rivers you will be surprised.
Remember pick your times to fish the rivers Best times have been in the afternoons if you are fishing in the middle of the day B/H Nymphs have been working well.
Remember the mountain streams are fishing hard try fishing rivers you haven’t fish before!! Like the Snowy below the Dam wall, Mowambah, Upper Snowy river, Gungarlin river.
Kenny Caught this 3kg brown at Buckenderra
Lake Eucumbene:-reports are coming with fisherman doing it hard around the lake with only Browns being Caught and not many rainbows about.
In the last few days there has been good reports of rainbows coming in close and hitting hard using Black Minnows, Fuzzys, black Nymphs most of the best fishing have been down the bottom end of the lake around Rushes, seven gates, there’s really not much we can say about the lake at the Moment the insect life is not happening and the Mudeye haven’t showed up yet but this will happen soon with the weather getting warmer and things are starting to look good Remember it’s only early days yet and once the Mudeye’s start the rainbows will start moving around more.
Look for deep gully’s this is where you will find better fish and more of them
Best wet flies are black minnows, fuzzys, B/H Nymphs black if the fish are rising use the Nymph Quick small jabs then stop.
Hi guys.Caught this 65cm 2.66 kilo brownie on a black muddler minnow
at Bramaer Bay 19/11/2013 around 9pm...Cheers
Lake Jindabyne:- Has been much the same best times are early mornings with a dry fly with a Nymph dropper in the afternoons woolly buggers, black phantom, woolly worm black red, most of the fishing has been ok late in the afternoons with the fish more active. With the lake staying at a good level the fish are starting to move closer to the banks again the Mudeye’s haven’t come on yet so when this happens I’m sure the fishing will pick up remember it’s still early days yet!!
TROLLING AND SPINNING JINDABYNE & EUCUMBENE,
Trolling around Eucumbene has been good with some good reports around Buckenderra, Rushes bay, Wainui Bay, have been the stand out bays
Most people are using Blades, tassies, Rapalas, and the new strike Pro Bob N Spoons.
We been getting some good reports in most of these fish have been taking Blades, Tassies and Sting lures
At the moment I would be fishing around Buckenderra this seems to be the place to be with the reports getting better and better every week.
best tassies are most yellow wings, don’t forget to try the sting lures as well.
Best areas are Buckenderra, Rushes bay, yens bay, Dam wall the best lure by fare has been the snowy minnow of the banks this lure amazes me it always bring the best results when it’s windy. When Trolling Jindabyne stay in close to the banks using tassies, Blades, Celtas,
Best place to fish is Buckenderra trolling with worms has been really good
Picture of my two boys Tom & Ned with a nice 3pound rainbow we spent at Eucumbene had some very cold and wet weather earlier in the week and ordinary fishing, the weather cleared up later on in the week and we started to get some good fish there was no real pattern with them got a few flat lining tassies also a few off the bank on Scrubbys and power bait and also a few on the mudeyes when the weather cleared
I Caught this 64cm (2.4kg Gilled and gutted ) Brown hilst Trolling the Edges around Buckenderra with alarge bibbed strada hardbody...from thomas Harris
Lake Jindabyne:- has been doing well up around Kalkitewith good reports of browns and rainbow taking Blades, Rapalas, Tassie devils best times are early mornings, late afternoons when the weather is nice and cool. More reports from jindy would be good so if anyone has been fishing up around jindy you can sent your report to firstname.lastname@example.org or your photos to 0412915201.
Eucumbene-:Bait fishing is really good with some good reports coming in most off the fishing has been down the bottom end off the lake the browns are taking worms and Mudeyes with the worms doing the best. The power bait has been a little slow but it’s still working well on the rainbows. Bait fishing has been good in most areas on the lake most fisherman are doing well in the afternoons and early mornings if you are fishing in the middle of the day with worms get the bait out into the deeper water and as the day gets shorter bring it in closer. The rainbows are starting to come in closer in the afternoons this is a good time to get the power bait out.
John Caught this 2.2kg at Buckenderra
BAIT IN STOCK MUDEYES, WORMS, POWER BAIT...WORMS ARE GOING GREAT WITH PLENTY OF BROWNS ABOUT
JINDABYNE... Jindabyne has Improved over the few weeks with most of the fishing on the western side of the lake still having good reports of browns coming in with a few rainbows taking the power bait in the afternoons. Best bait is worms and Mudeyes again if your are fishing in the middle of the day get the bait out into the deeper water as the day goes on bring it in closer.
Best Bays are Curiosity bay, Hatchery bay, hayshed bay,