General information on perhaps Australia's premier trout fishery:
Information The Snowy Mountains region is Australia's premier mainland trout
fishery, if you also would like to try it out.
Situated just 600 kilometers south of Sydney, the Snowy Mountains provide a playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Renowned for snow skiing and fishing, the mountains also offer a variety of other activities including bush walking, kayaking, rafting, horse riding, sailing and mountain biking.
a Center for the Fly Fishing:
On Jindabyne's doorstep lies Kosciuszko National Park, the largest in the state of New South Wales. Adjacent to Kosciuszko is the Monaro, an area with a wealth of slower running streams rich in aquatic life that sustains a wild population of brown and rainbow trout.
Coast Game Fishing
Whilst Lake Jindabyne has some shallow bays it is also noted for its rocky shorelines and points that are inhabited by numerous hefty browns and fit steel flanked rainbows. Brook trout and Atlantic salmon are are also stocked in Lake Jindabyne.
The River Murrumbidgee is set in a picturesque valley this is a fertile slow flowing river characterized by riffly runs and long pools. With a stone and silt bottom the river provides a mixture of weedy quiet areas and faster pebbly broken water supporting both brown and rainbows. In November and December all through the pools fish are up and feeding well on a variety of insect life.
Flys in the rivers:
Flys in the lakes:
9-10 foot rod, 6/7 weight line, floating, intermediate, slow sink - rapid sink lines.
8.5-9 foot rod, 4/5 weight, floating, intermediate lines.
Fly Sizes for River Fishing: Dry fly should generally be kept between size 12 - 18. Nymph sizes should be between 12 and 18.
Sizes for Lake Fishing:
Yabby patterns are recommended in sizes 6 - 10. Nymphs in sizes 10 - 18
and midge in sizes 12 - 20. Beetle patterns are recommended in sizes 14
- 18, caddis in 14 - 18 and duns in 10 - 166.
A small hint:
Trying to master the yabby-technique you need a crayfish fly imitation tied to your leader which is allowed to sink to the bottom. There you then just twitch it ever so slowly, with long pauses to imitate a small crayfish.
ideally the trout will grab it from the bottom. You do not have to strike!.
The fish will do all the job himself - all too well! Eventually only your
fantasy is needed to figure out the size of the fish. -Because all too often
it will rip your leader in two.
OK.... if you want back to the fishing report check here hope it gave you something to think about. See ya by the waters!
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