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Fishing Report Update 25th February 2015:  Print this report Print friendly version


WOW NICE FISH PHIL WELL DONE



Well it has finally happened. After many years trying and some very frustrating moments, all the stars aligned on Friday night.
Arriving at the top end of Eucumbene at 2030, was surprised to be the only one there. Could have been due to the thunder storms rolling through dumping a fair amount of rain in the area.
Made a brew and waited til the thunder and lighting stopped then hit the water around 2130. Third cast, hook up, then just as quick, busted off. Did not seem like a big fish, and a quick check of the leader pointed to the problem, my bad, poor knot.
After trying new leader, and checking knots, back into it. Fishing was steady til about 2330, with four in the net and a few others that decided to perform a self release.
By this time the stars were out and it was a still moonless night, when a fish grabbed hold of my version of a Craig's night time. At first there was a little break on the surface, and I thought, not real big but it's a fish. Little did I know. After about five minutes I was starting to change my mind, as this fish went deep and was not coming off the bottom anytime soon. 25 minutes later and the fish was still holding the bottom and my arm was starting to burn with the constant pressure on the rod. I had the fish off the bottom a couple of times yet every time back down it went, although each time it took a little longer than the last to get back down. Another 15 minutes and was starting to win the battle, the fish broke the surface for the first time since the initial hook up and went ballistic. In the darkness I could see white water everywhere, and one very large, upset fish. I then decided it was time to move this fish into the shallows, switch the head lamp on a see what I had. It was at this time that I started to think about knots, weeds, net and everything that could go wrong. Keeping as clam a possible relying on my self control I played the fish out until it was laying on the surface in about 2 foot of water, grab the net and slid it under the fish and lifted in one motion. Calamity once more, one very large upset brown trout in the net, one very excited fisherman shaking and yahooing like no tomorrow. With arm across the top of the net made my way back to shore, looked closely at the fish and decided that it was at least 10 pounds. Have always said that once I got a fish of this size that I would get it mounted. A little tap on the head, some quick photos, and back to the ute as I was done for the night. Back at the ute, more photos, a beer and put the fish on ice.
 
Needless to say the drive home was a happy one and the smile has still not left. Saturday morning kids ask "how did you go fishing", simple reply "good". Pulled the fish out of the esky and two jaws hit the floor. A few more photos, then fished wrapped in glad wrap, into the freezer ready to be dropped off to get mounted.
 
Details:
Weight - 10lb 8oz  -  4.91KG
Length - 70cm
 
 
Still smiling today.
 
Phil























ALL RIVERS AND LAKES HAVE BEEN STOCKED.
These fish are going to the Monaro steams I just finished putting them in last week
Fishing should be good next season with all this rain and the stocking in the Monaro areas
this is about three years that we have had a good stocking season so things are looking pretty good around here. Well the fishing has been good for sometime now you just need to get out and about!! "how good do these little buggers look"


My Uncle kev doing his job and they all do it well thanks fellas







               



                                             Hi ,

It's on again! We’d like to invite you to the Thredbo Fly Fishing Festival 2015.
 

                

This FREE event will take you through the basics of fly fishing including basic and distance casting, equipment and fly tying and there will even be a casting competition with a prizes and BBQ.

Bunnamagoo Wines will be offering complimentary tastings at select events over the weekend.

This is a great weekend to learn or improve your fly fishing skills so make sure you get in early and don't miss out.

Take advantage of great accommodation deals and stay in Thredbo Village across the weekend. Starting from just $185* per person per night you'll get accommodation, breakfast and a weekend of casting, wine and some new fishing friends!  




from 27 Feb to 01 Mar, 2015

When: 27th February 2015 - 1st March 2015
Where: Thredbo Alpine Village
Cost: FREE
To register: Call Nicole Thrum on 02 6459 4184 via email to conferences@thredbo.com.au
Learn all the skills and tricks to master fly fishing from certified casting instructor Craig Daly and guest hosts.
This FREE event will take you through the basics of fly fishing including basic and distance casting, equipment and fly tying and there will even be a casting competition with a prizes and BBQ.
Bunnamagoo Wines will be offering complimentary tastings at select events over the weekend.
For any other enquries or please contact Craig Daly from Clearwater Fly Fishing on 0417 240 797.


                      
    
            
                                      
                                              
                                                  


HEADLINES

We are getting a lot of feed back from the Seven Gates area about fires and rubbish left all over the place.  Please be mindful to take your rubbish with you and clean up after yourself.  Please be sure to carry your PFD & fishing licences as NSW Maritimes are out. Nsw fisheries inspectors are working the Snowy Mountains area during the peak holiday season. So remember if you do not have a current fishing licence and on your person you will be fined. So for the sake of 5 minutes do yourself a favour.

Maritime services are on the lakes, So make sure you water craft are up to par with current safety standards, if you are not sure contact Ph 13 12 56 or website:
www.maritime.nsw.gov.au
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 hand written licences available through the store with Cash or EFT. We can only do them online with your MasterCard or Visa in the shop.

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.                                           
              Summer Hours
                  Monday  - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
                  Friday     -  9am - 7.00pm
                  Saturday - 7am - 5.30pm
                  Sunday   -  8am - 3.00pm




if you have any fishing Reports or pics you can send them to
info@alpineangler.com.au 
if you have a phone send them to 0412915201

                      25/02/2014

                    

EUCUMBENE

56.2%

 

JINDABYNE

84.1%

 

TANTANGARA

28.7%

 


        
            

for information on water releases go to water.nsw.gov.au
  



                     

FLY FISHING LAKE EUCUMBENE & JINDABYNE 

Eucumbene..
 
Reports have been good this week on the fly with most fishermen doing well around Rushes, Middling bank, Frying pan, seven gates, Braemer bay,Providence.
Most most fishermen are doing well in the larger bays with reports fish are rising everywhere but still a little hard to catch but once they found the right fly thing got better.
Still good reports off rainbows coming in close feeding on mudeye’s the browns are still active in close and out wide feeding on mudeye’s and moths.
Best wet flies are B/H Nymphs black and brown, Black Muddlers, tom jones, Craig’s,
Best dry flies are Royal Coachmans, Red Tags, Adams, Yellow Stimulators, Royal Wulff
Day fishing best flies are woolly buggers B/H down deep and B/H Nymphs count down. 
 

 

   
Jindabyne Lake
 
Jindabyne has Improved somewhat but you will have to go looking for them best places are the big bays up around hatchery bay, west shore bays, Edwards bay,
Over on the east side off the lake Rushes bay, cliffs point to sids bay, are fishing well late in the afternoons if you are fishing though the day try Trollian village and water Supply point.
Best wet flies are woolly buggers black and Olive, Mrs Simpsons, B/H Nymphs
Best Dry’s are wulffs, snowy hoppers, Adams, Coachman’s, klinkhammers
Overall jindy could be better so you will have to do some walking to find them fish!!
 






TANTANGARA Lake
Is still rising and the fishing is good up the top end off the lake most fishermen are catching browns with a few rainbows coming in late at night most fish have been taking woolly buggers, tom jones and B/H Nymphs.
Best areas for browns are the larger bays and the rainbows are on the points. 
At the moment the lake is looking good and still rising and the fishing is good best times are 6pm into the dark and if your fishing through the day try the larger flies woolly buggers, Mrs Simpsons and large Nymphs.  



 

THREDBO RIVER
Is fishing good with all the reports coming in most fishermen are happy still getting reports on rainbows in good numbers that’s a big Improvement form last year.
Most fish are taking dry Flies Adams Parachute, Royal wulff, sparkle pupa, Klinhammers.
Best places are paddy’s corner, bridge down, ski tube, Thredbo township.






EUCUMBENE RIVER
fishing is still going well on most parts off the river but your best fishing is late in the afternoons with plenty off fish rising the water is still cool and running well.
Best dry flies are wulff’s, klinkhammers, Nymphs, Humpy’s
Remember the best fishing will be late in the afternoons and it is fishing well.



TANTANGARA,
Reports have been good up in the river most fly fishermen have been getting browns and just a few rainbows but it’s all looking good up that way at the moment the insect hatch has been good and the fish are very active late in the afternoons. Nymph fishing with a strike indicator has been the best way to fish or a Royal wulff and Nymph.
     
 


              

EUCUMBENE TROLLING
Buckenderra
Tassie Devils 26, 4, PP, S12, S10, Y48, 97
REBEL Crick hoppers Black, Green, Yellow
Koolie Minnows rainbows, browns
 
 
Braemer Bay
Tassie Devils 4,26,Y36, & Most yellow wings
Koolie Minnows 
Rapala Scatter Raps Brown
 
 
Providence
Tassie Devil 4, Y62,S12,
Crick Hoppers

Anglers Reach
Crick hoppers all colours
Flat fish
Sting 24,19,2 

Old Adaminaby
Tassie Devils 124,S12,PP,89, Most yellow wings
Duel Depth 124, 125, 126, Y82, S12, Y62
Sting Lures 17,24,19,3
 


                                                      
 
                                                      

 
JINDABYNE TROLLING
Kalkite
Tassie Devils 124, HOLO, 118, 97, 114 Most yellow wings  
Sting lures 17, 19, 2, 3,
Blades
large Minnows in rainbows and browns
 
East Jindy
Tassie Devils 125, 124, 97,
Blades
 
jindy point down to the wall
Tassie Duel Depth 125,124, 112, 127, S12 Most Yellow wings
 
Hay Shed bay up
Blades
Minnows rainbow and browns
Tassie Devils 124,125,Y82,S12
 
Creel Bay and Snowy Arm
Blades
Crick hoppers 



TANTANGARA
Tassie Devils 4, 26, 112, Most yellow wings
Tassie Duel Depth 50,55,4,26
Rapalas Scatter raps Browns, Gold, Brook
Koolie Minnows all colours,
3B Cranks walking stick all colours





EUCUMBENE BAIT FISHING IS EXCELLENT MUDEYES AND WORMS UNDER A BUBBLE
 
 

 
Bait fishing has been really good in most places on Eucumbene with mudeye’s being the best bait and if you can get the grasshoppers there working well.
Best places are Rushes, Seven gates, Middling bank,
Middling bank worms and mudeye’s have been working well
Rushes worms, mudeye’s and power bait
Seven gates Grubs, worms mudeye’s
Braemer Bay Grubs, mudeye’s,worms,Power bait
Overall the bait fishing is great in all areas and only getting better

 
 

 

 
 
Lake Jindabyne is fishing ok reports form jindy this week have been good with mudeye’s,power bait and Grubs doing well.
Best ares are poo bay, hatchery bay, Kalkite, Hay shed bay,
Hatchery bay is Grubs and worms
Hay shed bay Mudeye’s, power bait
Kalkite mudeye’s ,worms, Grubs, power bait
Poo bay power bait

 
 

 


 

     
 








 


 

 




 






        

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