Frying Pan, Lake Eucumbene

After a few days dawn to dusk fishing with Phil, my blog is always a short postscript to his graphic and concise descriptions of our adventures that rarely lack firsts and surprises – not least of all an introduction to Nungar man – and where every well-chosen spot delivered the goods of either missed opportunity […]

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Snowies Report – Tantangara and Nungar

Well, there isn’t an awful lot to report from the Snowies, other than there isn’t much snow, and it’s eerily quiet now the rivers are closed. Camps were being broken down and by Monday afternoon, processions of cars headed east and west out of town, the occasional backward look, a real sense of calm descending […]

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Snowies report – The hunt for cold and interesting

What a great weekend, freezing mornings, blue sky windless days, and pink diamond sunsets. Classic Snowies early winter. There have been plenty of reports of good browns being caught by boats trolling – from the top of Lake Eucumbene all the way to Middlingbank (suggesting they’re later moving up the lake than normal). Generally, flyfishing reports […]

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Eucumbene River Spawn Run

The Eucumbene spawn run isn’t for everyone – but for anyone wanting to catch a decent fish that’s keen to be caught it can be a lot of fun. For those worried about the ethics of spawn run fishing, we need to remember that all over the world there are recreational and commercial salmonid fisheries […]

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May in the Mountains

There is something about the mountain country at the beginning of May. For much of the year the countryside transitions from Canberra to Cooma and onwards, with vegetation becoming progressively sparser, and colours lightening in shades of green or burnt brown depending on the season, with the southerly progression. But for just a few weeks each […]

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