Less than 6 weeks left to fish the streams! Remember the rules changed on 1st of May with bag limit of 1 fish over 50cms in all spawning streams.
We are well into Autumn now and we have been seeing a lot of new fish in the river, especially in the lower reaches. Good numbers of fish around, the streams have all picked up and have been fishing well over the last week. A few areas still tough though. Weather has been good with some cooler days and nights have put the fish on the chew. Thredbo river just received a little rain, however it is still clear and spotting is easy. Lower reaches up to the ski tube have been producing good fishing mainly using nymphs. We have been getting good reports from Indi and Swampy rivers as well. Browns are on the chew getting ready to spawn and some are showing signs of spawning already, so nymph/glow bug combination is working well. Some good fish caught on the Manic soft egg pattern in both Eucumbene and Thredbo Rivers, some good size fish in the lower reaches and delta areas.
Lake Jindabyne has been producing good browns from the bank using the Manic-Little Buggers, Fuzzle Buggers and Belinda’s Bitch flies. Some good fish caught on the eastern side of the lake when the wind is onshore, same flies. If the fish are being fussy you can try a small Hammils Killer. Lake Eucumbene has been dropping, however some fish have been caught using “other” methods. River is still low, some fish around the delta waiting to head upstream. Trolling flies has been picking up small rainbows, however best fishing is from the bank. Favorite spots have been Sid’s Bay, Kalkite when the wind is onshore and Hatchery bay, Creel bay on the western side.