Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

MAY 2016

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FISHING NEWS

Last night was the first bad weather the mountains have seen for a very long time with strong winds and rain we now wait and see just how many trout moved into the Thredbo on the beginning of the spawning run. Well we wait and see just what the water level of the Thredbo River will do to the fishing.

Don’t forget from now until the end of the June long weekend the rules are one fish only over 50cm for the Thredbo River and its tributaries.

So the best fishing at present is on the lake with some reasonable lure spinning and bait fishing happening but the best has been the lake trolling with one angler reporting 11 trout landed yesterday mostly released again.

PLEASE NOTE.

Steve Williamson’s Tackle Shop hours

Saturday – 8am until 5pm.

Sunday will be 9am to 3pm.

Closed most Mondays.

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The Lake level has been steady all week and is at about 78%

The Lake temperature today was 13 degrees C (on the surface).

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Trolling is best and a variety of depths.

Best lake lure – Tasmanian devil lures like number111 ‘Willy’s Special” and pink lures are starting to work.

Best lake area –  East Jindabyne Islands and Lion and Cub Island for trolling.

Best fly method lake – Williamson’s Goldfish and Hamills Killer.

Best River Fly Fishing– Shortly to be nymphs and glowbugs.

Best River Lures – Smaller lures with small soft plastics and Bullet Lures also good.

Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next week.

 

Trolling.

Been great fishing over the last few days. Surface trolling anytime just have to be patient and wait for the bite. 3 colours of lead core line is also worth while putting out later in the morning. A few fish coming off downriggers again also to about 50 feet. Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ and Brown Bomber or Y48 are the most consistent lure with other yellowing lures but bigger minnow lures are certainly worth a try for the more aggressive male brown trout. Pink lures are also starting to work.

Better trolling areas have been the islands.

 

Lake Bait Fishing  (No change from last week)

(Primarily most rivers and streams in the Snowy Mountains Region are fly and lure only, We recommend that you first check with the Department of Industry and Investment NSW (NSW Fishing rules) as to which rivers in the area you can legally bait fish in. IF IN DOUBT DON’T BAIT FISH in the RIVERS!)

Bait fishing should remain good now with the rain and colder weather. Best bait fishing areas Hatchery Bay, Rushes Bay and mouth of the Thredbo or The Snowy River Arm. Scrub worms and salmon egg or orange and pink artificial baits are also going well.

 

Lake Spinning (No change from last week)

Spinning lures also around the inlets will be good. Brighter flashy lures if the water looks dirty. Gillies feathertails, Celtas or Yellowwing Tasmanian Devil Lures. Bullet Lures and bigger Rapalas are worth a try also. Fish are taking the smaller Bullet Lures which represent the goldfish size at the moment.

Try fishing the Wollondibby Point, Rushes Bay, and Waste Point area and it is always best to fish facing into the wind where the food is blown close to the edges. This is where the trout will be cruising.

River Spinning.

As reported the river level is just so important as to how good the Thredbo fishes at the moment.

Minnow lures are out fishing most types of other lures, however do not discount some soft plastics like the Strike Tiger. Bullet lures are small and the trout loving chasing them at the moment with the clear water.

The spotted dog Stumpjumper is a hot seller in the shop also.

 

Fly Fishing Lake

Lots of little goldfish around the margins in the bays at the moment so the Williamson’s Snowy Mountains Gold Fish will be the best fly.

Olive green nymphs and shrimp patterns.

Waste Point and Wollondibby inlet are worth a try.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

As reported the beautiful weather ended on May 1st but it is hinted to warm up again by the end of the week so I do not thing the dry fly fishing is over just yet with cool nights and warm days for another week or so.

Even the alpine streams have fished well and the other day with the sun and no wind the creeks fished magnificently.

The Thredbo River has been a little harder with the level low and fish spooky but that may change now we have had rain. The trout are there if you put the time in and look hard enough.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available. For the very latest fishing reports and photos check out our Facebook page at -

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ROD HIRE

Yes we have a full range of fishing rods and reels for hire so you don’t have to worry about carting all you’re fishing gear down to the snow with you.

Spin and bait rods - $15 A Day ($25 for 24 hours)

Fly rods - $25 (includes flies) ($30 for 24 hours)

Lure and bait boxes $5

We also have all other tackle for hire including nets, waders, fly vests etc.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available. For the very latest fishing reports and photos check out our Facebook page at -www.facebook.com/LJTFA

Have you any photos that you can e-mail me?

Post your photos on Facebook with a trout and a Tasmanian Devil or Rapala lure and win prizes in our weekly best fish competition.

I can use the information to add into my own reports and your photo might not only end up in my report but might also go into a draw for the best fish of the month which will win you a $50 Tassie Devil Tackle Pack.

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Have you any photos that you can e-mail me?

I can use the information to add into my own reports and your photo might not only end up in my report but might also go into a draw for the best fish of the month which will win you a $50 Tassie Devil Tackle Pack.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

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For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

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For more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –

STEVE WILLIAMSON’S TACKLE SHOP

             Shop 1 Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne 2627

Fishing Charters – Bait  and Tackle Supplies- Marine Supplies

P.M.B. 5 Jindabyne NSW 2627             E-mail  swtrout@airlan.com.au     www.swtroutfishing.com.au

Shop – (02) 64 561551  Fax – (02) 64 572991

Have you got a report from your latest fishing trip?

Have you any photos that you can e-mail me?

I can use the information to add into my own reports and your photo might not only end up in my report but might also go into a draw for the best fish of the month which will win you a $50 Tassie Devil Tackle Pack.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

LAKE SIGHT SEEING TOURS

On selected days, sight seeing tours of Lake Jindabyne will be available. These tours are conducted in the mid afternoon on most days. The boat has just been fitted with the very latest in HD sonar and we never know what we will see.

Whilst on a tour the other day we actually found the foundations of Sunnybrea Cottage and the old Jindabyne bridge which is now 130 feet under water. You have to see this to believe it.

Enquiries are by calling 64561551.

 Information 

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

Pop into my shop where we have a full range of fishing tackle hire as low as $15 a day per rod.

Advice is available on the best setups to suit the current conditions.

You will find my shop located next to the Shell Service Station at the Discovery Holiday Park, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne.

If  you want to know more about the latest in fishing conditions just give me a call on 02 64 561551 during business hours or check out my web site at www.swtroutfishing.com.au

For more information on the local fishing conditions call into my shop at Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road next to the Shell Service Station..

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

For more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –

STEVE WILLIAMSON’S TACKLE SHOP

             Shop 1 Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne 2627

Fishing Charters – Bait  and Tackle Supplies- Marine Supplies

P.M.B. 5 Jindabyne NSW 2627             E-mail  swtrout@airlan.com.au     www.swtroutfishing.com.au

Shop – (02) 64 561551  Fax – (02) 64 562991

 

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