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Lake Eucumbene, Snowy Mountains, NSW

Fishing destination review

Target fish 1: Rainbow trout

Target fish 2: Brown trout

Fishing style: Lure fishing, Bait fishing

Tackle used: Spin

Revisit rating (1-10): 7

Big fish rating (1-10): 7

Fish quantity rating (1-10): 4

Experience rating (1-10): 6

Overall cost rating (1-10): 5

Accommodation used: Holiday unit

Charter used: Self-guided

Month of visit: April

Days fished: 3

Weather rating (1-10): 10

Reviewer: Brent Hodges

Quick comment: Tough conditions with a low and dropping lake level, warmer than average water temperature and bright, still conditions – not conducive to pitching lures around the edges. Lots of fish schooled up deep with just a few venturing into the shallows in search of a feed. Rainbow trout were active for short periods during the morning, responding to trolled minnows and Powerbait fished on a running sinker rig.

(Key to ratings: 1 – very low > 10 – very high)


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