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Fishing Report Update 29/11/2016 October:  Print this report Print friendly version


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:
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.                                           
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Eucumbene dropping why?? If you are needing information why lake Eucumbene is dropping contact the Snowy Hydro!!  I'm sure they will tell you a good story!!!! All dams full except Eucumbene?
















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Fly fishing really picked up over the last two weeks with rainbows and browns being caught, over at rushes the fishing has been at its best with the rainbows and browns from about 6pm till late.
Best flies are midge balls, B/H Nymphs, Black Muddlers and Fuzzy’s
Over at middling bank thing have been the same but with more action with the rainbows but remember late afternoons have been the best
At seven gates thing have been ok but you have to go looking for them once you have found the fish stay put, not many rainbows mostly browns, Best flies are Bushy Horrors and Muddler patterns.
Braemer Bay well things are great with the fly fishing it must be all fishers from Jindabyne are there fishing and with some good results again midges and muddlers are working well.
Overall the reports are coming in most fish are on the mud eyes and midges along with bead head nymphs, Remember the best times are from 6 pm till late.
Not many reports are coming in so if anyone is going that way let us know we would love some reports thanks

the lake has been dropping but it has not stopped the fish biting things are looking really good up that way with some good reports coming in up the top end with the browns being the ones on the chew.
Most fishers have been very quite about the flies they have on but I am sure it wouldn’t take long to work out!! again if you want fish at the right time you will get results.
Do not forget about the other lakes Guthega, Island Bend and all them little dams you drive past when heading up the mountains yes you can fish them and you will be very surprised.

Well it’s so good to see most rivers are fishing well Perisher Creek, Gungarlin, Mowambah, Snowy River upper and Lower, Thredbo River upper, Things are looking well and fishing well mostly dry flies
Up at Kiandra above the bridge the fishing is at its best with rainbow and down at Sawyer best flies have been Nymphs, Royal wulffs, Klink hammers, Adams parachutes
On The Monaro all river are fishing well so it’s time to start exploring and try your luck rivers are running well and fishing well. (REMEMBER PRACTICE CATCH AND RELEASE IT’S FUN AND REWORDING)


Trolling has been good in most places on the lake with reports coming from Braemer Bay, Buckenderra, Anglers Reach, Seven gates, Frying Pan but remember if you want fish go at the right times early mornings and late afternoons are the best times.
Over at Braemer Bay trolling Tassie devis, Blades, Rapala’s, King Cobras are all going well.
Tassie’s 13 grams, 124, 125, 121, PP, 4
              26 grams, 50, 67, 94, 128, 123
              20 grams, 89, 26, 4, 126
King Cobra, SD P, SD Y wing, 78y, 89y
Blades, Black Magic Minnows



jindy is fishing well on the troll with some good browns coming out, Over at Kalkite on the western side early mornings have been good with the rainbows down at hatchery bay trolling with rapala’s and blades have been working well on the browns out in the deeper waters trolling with the 26 gram Tassie Devils have been good on the browns and rainbows. Remember early morning fishing has been at it’s best so get on the water before daylight that’s when the fishing is at it’s best.
Tassie Devils 26 grams, 26, 55, 123
                      20 grams, 89, 4, 36, 26
                      13 grams, 4, 55, 36, 125,
king Cobra, SD P, SD Y wing,
Blades are working well in close
Things are still looking good up that way worth a look so if your heading that way call in on your way back we would love more reports thanks.

Bait fishing on lake Eucumbene has been at it’s best, Middling Bank, Frying Pan, Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Braemer Bay, Anglers Reach, Yens Bay
Mud eye’s, worms, Power Bait are going off at the moment with some really good fish being caught.
Best reports have been over at middling bank and rushes.
Has been ok in places but we are still needing more reports what we are hearing is the worms and power bait are going well on the western side of the lake.

Peter from Braemar with an updated fishing report for the week up to Nov 30th.
Well it looks like the fly fishing has started to fire up here at Braemar with most late afternoons seeing literally hundreds of rises to midge pupa and some midge balling up, admittedly there are a lot of juvenile fish mixed amongst them, but there are also some very nice Rainbows in the 800 gms range as well, it can be frustrating but it can also be very exciting as the hatch unfolds in front of you and you have to decide which 30 fish to cast to, most are in within casting distance and most anglers have had success, a Hammils Killer is also worth a shot during daylight hours.
After dark the action continues with Woolly Bugger’s and traditional streamers such as Mrs Simpsons and Phantoms doing their job, there can be extended periods of no action but all of a sudden there is another wave of cruising Browns, several Browns around the 2kg plus mark have been caught in the past week for those who wait it out.
The mudeye fishing has also dramatically improved with anglers getting amongst many 2kg plus fish during the morning and afternoon, bubble floats or dead drifting has accounted for a lot of fish in the past week so if you can get mudeyes then you are in with a chance.
Other forms of bait fishing such as worms and powerbait have slowed right up but the spin casting from the bank still is a very reliable option,particulary if the wind is up a bit, Pegrons and Celta blade type lures accounting for most catches .
The trolling has also been fairly good with many boats reporting non stop action early mornings and late afternoons trolling at depths of about 3 or 4 meters.
The Anderson boys from Flemington had a good run of activity on their 4 day visit catching good Browns and Rainbows on all methods, particularly spin casting from the bank, Mick Huber from Geelong has also done well on his outings catching a mix of Browns and Rainbows using mudeyes and the Coady gang from Warragul have had mixed success fly fishing at various times of the day, lots of action on the surface but at times hard to tempt the fish with an imitation.
Phil Harvey has enjoyed some great session as well casting and drifting mudeyes from his boat, all in all the action has been good for most anglers and with warmish weather here for another few days things will only improve.
Call in at the Alpine Angler and see Michael and his team for up to date reports and your fresh bait requirements.

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