Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

Christmas / New Year 2015 / 2016

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FISHING NEWS

A week of mixed weather conditions had the fishing all over the place last week.

Well firstly all the best for Christmas and the New Year and I hope you get a chance to catch a trout over the holiday period.

We have just had two very hot and windy days. The road from Thredbo to Khancoban was closed due to fires but with cooler weather today and some showers overnight those conditions should improve.

While it was hot over the weekend we did however still catch some trout.

It looks like the next week is going to be fantastic with temperatures after Christmas reaching a perfect 27 degrees, so fishing should be very pleasant.

Lake fishing will remain the best chance of catching a trout over the holiday period. The rivers and streams are low and water is clear so may be best for the more experienced lure and fly fisherman.

All in all, January also looking good.

Over the next month, while I am very busy, I will only be updating the fishing report should there be any significant changes.

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LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The Lake level went down a little last week and the amount of water flowing down the Thredbo is now low.

The lake level is at 75%. The Lake temperature today was 20 degrees C (on the surface).

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Scrub worms, artificial bait are still good and mudeyes. Downrigging is improving.

Best lake lure – Tasmanian Devil number 111 and Stumpjumpers and Warlock minnows in natural colours.

Best lake area – Still look at the sheltered bays for best fishing.

Best fly method lake – Black and olive Woolley buggers and Williamson’s Goldfish.

Best River Fly Fishing– Brown Beetle, White moth and Caddis patterns.

Best River Lures – Gillies feathertails, Warlock  and Bullet Lures in natural colours.

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

Trolling.

The boat trolling will be good over the next few weeks but for surface trolling you will be early and late in the day as the middle of the day the fish will be deeper.

Downriggers have been the best bet for late morning fishing with depths from 30 to 45 feet depending on the time of day.

I would expect that we should see this formula to continue over the next month or so. Start off early in the day with surface lines and the trick is to have at least 60 metres and even up to 100 metres of line out to get best results when trolling the edges of the shoreline, and after about an hour add a lead core line into the equation. With lead lines you should start with two colours (20 metres) early and three colours (30 metres) later in the morning.

The Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ is still about the best Tasmanian Devil colour at the moment followed by the yellowing brown bomber. My black/gold Tasmanian Devil or the Holographic has been the best for darker conditions and also have been good for downrigging.

I have also been doing well with 3cm Bullet Lures and Crickhoppers down off the downrigger and lead lines. Best colours are rainbow trout and brown trout but gold is another colour worth trying.

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.

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!)

Mudeyes have been good used under a float or even worms under a float and either let the waves move the float about or if no wind try and wind it in very slowly with a pause every turn of the handle. Meal worms and Scrub worms are also definitely worth trying. 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

Best lure spinning has been on the lake has been in the shallow bays early and late in the day and you can start by spinning the edges with Celtas or flicking Warlock and 3cm Bullet Minnows.

Best spinning late in the day is where there are steep drop offs with plenty of rocks will be the best areas. Bays like Creel, Hatchery and the Snowy Arm all fish well. On windy days, change to a Tassie and cast further out over drop offs, letting the lure sink before you slowly retrieve.

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

River Spinning.

Fish are still being caught in the Thredbo River also on small Warlock and 3cm Bullet lures with the best colours being rainbow trout and perch. You can also try some spinners very early and late in the day or some soft plastics like the Strike Tigers and we have a great range of colours to try out.

On the smaller streams like the Moonbah or upper Snowy, a variety of lures will work, but the best will be small bladed spinners, like the Gillies Feathertails or Celtas in numbers one or two sizes.

For deeper water the Small Bullet Minnew or Gillies Tailbender.

Fly Fishing Lake

Some of the best lake fly fishing is during the coming months and this year with the steady lake level we should see some big fish caught.  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

On the rivers, the Thredbo River the fishing has been spectacular as the season has been late this year and we should continue to see some fantastic dry fly fishing again this month.

The Alpine streams are still at their best and plenty of small fish are being caught on dry fly.

Fly selection is not too critical in these streams but placement is critical or else you just scare all the fish.

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

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.

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

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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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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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