Illawarra Flyfishers Club

October  2007

Lake Jindabyne

Hi Everyone,


Here is a quick report of our week at Lake Jindabyne last week (6/10/07 – 13/10/07) : The Harding families of Peter, Leo, Bernard and Chris fished for a week at Lake Jindabyne last week for a total of 19 fish (both rainbows and browns) – remember, not all of us are fly fishers. The fishing especially fly fishing began very well with Chris catching a 6 pound brown (picture attached) and Leo a 3 pound rainbow on the first afternoon of arriving there! Leo followed up the next morning with another 3 pounder on the fly but from then on the fishing slowed up remarkably and in general the rest of the week became a bit of a struggle. Power Bait was best for those who bait fished and trolling was quiet. From all reports trolling was best at first light – bugger that after a belly full of food, a couple of beers and the odd port the night before!. Fly fishing was the real winner with more quality fish showing up at dusk – Chris caught another 3 pound rainbow later in the week on dusk along with a couple of small rainbows that Leo and Chris caught on black ants when the hatches occurred. Surprisingly, one afternoon produced a good hatch of ants with few fish coming to them – perhaps the wind was blowing in the wrong direction. It should be mentioned that Peter finally caught a trout on fly after trying all week – has the art of fly-fishing got to him? Will he sell all those lures and soft plastics and flick sticks? Only time will tell!