Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

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NEWS –

It’s only a couple of weeks now until the Rapala / Discovery Holiday Parks Family Fishing Competition.

Registration can be made up till Friday 25th with the competition starting at first light on Saturday 26th and finishing at 11am on Sunday 27th with presentation at 1pm on Sunday.

Help us out by booking early as due to the fact this is a public holiday weekend we need to shop for the catering on the Thursday, so unless you only want half a sausage I would get your booking in ASAP.

FISHING NEWS.

A couple MORE days of good soaking rain after last weekend’s soaking had the Thredbo River quite high on Friday but the level settle down a bit today.

I would imagine that with the low barometer after the cool change Saturday, that there would be a few early spawning brown trout moving into the river so it could be an interesting week ahead. The lake level has also risen since last week with Curiosity Point about to be cut off again. The news is as predicted "The Disappearing Rainbow Trout HAVE RETURNED!" All reports not only from Lake Jindabyne but also from Lake Eucumbene are telling the same story - that there are plenty of rainbow trout being caught now that the water has cooled! I guess a lesson for those disbelievers of late - listen to the experts, we tell it like it is and we love to see people catching fish! 

Looking at my boat this morning I would need waders to get to it with the boat hire supports once again under water so we are now back to the level the lake was after the spring thaw, so that might give you an idea that the lake level never really changed much this year.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The lake level has STILL been steady and is about 84% maybe still a slight rise still due to recent rain.

The Lake temperature today was 16 degrees C on the surface and will start to drop slowly now.

The weather this next week with see temperatures ranging from about 4 degrees to about 18 degrees.

Best methods to catch a trout. – Not a lot of change yet!

Best method – Surface fishing has improved and lead core lines at 3 colours early in the day.

Best lake lure – Orange and black has started working and possibly we might see pink lures as well soon.

Best lake area – Sheltered bays with deep dropoffs.

Best fly method lake – Williamson’s Goldfish (Plenty being caught in yabby nets so they are about)

Best River Fly Fishing– Still some dry fly fishing. Red Tag is reported to be working well and Crickets about now.

Best River Lures – Small spinners into the faster runs or a 5cm CD Rapala used the same way.

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

Trolling.

Start the morning off with a surface line and one line with 3 colours of lead core line. After the first hour of light your best with leadlines. In the middle of the day we have been using downriggers and still catching the odd fish at 35 feet but fish have spread out more now so you just need to plug away.

The Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ or my Black/ Orange are still about the best Tasmanian Devil colours at the moment followed by the yellowing brown bomber. Best Rapala colours are rainbow trout and brown trout at the moment. With water levels still high, some of the better trolling areas this month will be Hatchery Bay and Hayshed Bay and Sid’s Bay through to Rushes Bay however watch the rocks as the East Jindabyne Islands start to reappear as the water levels drop.

Yes we do hire leadlines and downriggers!

Lake Bait Fishing 

(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!)

Worms under a float or fished of the bottom with an artificial bait dropper is the best way to catch a trout at the moment. Best bait fishing areas are Creel Bay, Hatchery Bay and Curiosity Rocks. Another great area is the bottom of Discovery Holiday Park near Widows Creek Inlet.

Lake Spinning

The early morning is your best bet to catch a trout with the best lures using small 7 gram Tassie devils or flicking floating Spotted Dog Rapalas and most lures that look like goldfish.

Best areas have been down at the South Arm, Hatchery Bay or near Banjo Patterson Park.

River Spinning.

Small Rapalas in the floating variety with the best colours being rainbow trout and perch. Small bladed spinners, like the Gillies Feathertails or Celtas in numbers one or two sizes will be also worth a try. For deeper water the Rapala CD5 Spotted Dog or Gillies Tailbender. Best fishing are coming from the faster runs if you can get a lure deep enough.

Fly Fishing Lake

Try any of the streamer patterns such as Mrs Simpson and Williamson’s Snowy Mountains Gold Fish. Olive green nymphs and shrimp patterns are also worth a try.

You may get an evening rise after a sunny day but to date they have been few and far between on the lake.

The South Arm, Creel Bay and Kangaroo Bay (if you have a boat) are all great for fishing at the moment.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

The Alpine streams are getting a little slower but still worth a try.

Flies you must have are brown beetle patterns, Snowy Hopper, Stimulator, Royal Wulff and Parachute hoppers. Maybe a brown and a black nymph if the fish are not rising and a white moth or white Wulff

And maybe you had better throw a midge pattern, brown mayfly and an Adams in as well to make certain you have most circumstances covered.

NEWS –

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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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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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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