We are now a couple of weeks into the river fishing season, and what a mixed start it has been!
The opening weekend saw quite a few anglers getting their river fix for the start of the season. The rivers around the area were up and moving , making it a little difficult for getting your flies down to the fish, but with a little weight and some big heavy flies (tungsten usually does the trick) anglers were able to get into the action. There was a last minute run of rainbow trout in the Thredbo river. Although there weren’t nearly as many spawning Rainbows as in previous years (a decline that is becoming more noticeable each year for the last 4/5 years) there were still some good fish being caught with the larger fish being caught in the lower section of the Thredbo from Paddy’s corner downstream. The upper parts of the Thredbo were also fishing quite well with quite a few catch numbers reported.
Quite surprisingly, considering the weather we have been having of late, the smaller streams around the area have also been fishing well, with many anglers breaking out their dry fly arsenal and catching a few off the surface.
The Eucumbene river and surrounds have been a little quiet with a majority of reports stating that the lake are still the places to hit.
Both lake Jindabyne and Eucumbene have received a little top up from the snow melt and rain run off bringing the water levels up to a more productive level.
We have a fully stocked fly shop with everything you could possibly need for your next fishing trip, whether it be a couple of flies from our huge range (possibly the largest selection of trout flies in Australia), a new fly outfit (prices starting at $249.95 for a complete package), or even just to come in for a chat and find out where and what is happening. We are open 7 days a week from 8am. 02 64562989.
Get out there and get into it folks,
The High Country Crew