Guy & Louis fishing report

Guy Faber & his Chicago-born friend Louis Litrenta – Dec 3/4th 2016.Col just wanted to thank you for your help & direction.I’m happy to report we followed your advice & had a wonderful weekend fly-fishing.Taking up your suggestion, we stayed at Cool Mountain Lodge, we enjoyed a breathtaking evening & morning rise session (5 fish total) on mainly dark-coloured & green small mergers, with thin bodies.


The morning of Saturday 4th, started awesomely, with me taking my personal best Brown Trout on the lake verge – 4.6kilo/10.1lb.It was on the windward side of the Eucumbene lake, dead drifting the fly in wind-induced ripples, only about 7-8ft out from the shore, before 9am. The take was an unforgettable full head & enormous jaw slow-motion take that will fill many a sleepless night to come.


The fly was a thinly-dressed, slim-bodied Klinkhammer emerger in a dark merlot wine colour.


Otherwise, during the day, we used our normal go-to ‘mixed grill’… Royal Wulff  or Blowfly as the indicator above the self-tied “Junebug CatCollar” (my cat’s guard hairs as the collar, on a small brown nymph (sz 14). 3aaa

Apart from the massive brown, the other stand-out was the colouring of Lou’s small brown.All fish were returned after revival.



On the way home – a spectacular rear tyre blow out coming back towards Canberra through the beautfful Namadgi National park.5aaa

Thanks Guy for the excellent fishing report always good to have someone else put fingers to the key board and from the conversation and the pictures looks like another great adventure you and Louis had not sure the back road is worth the drama it can cause.



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Canal monster 25lbs – 30lbs


My biggest Brown Trout ever as per usual the photo doesn’t do it justice but a dimension or two : 84cms long ,24cms deep, From gill to nose 26cms and 18 t0 20cms wide.

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Lake cruisers at Brunner


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N.Z. Canal fish number 1

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Tantangara Rainbow


This Tantangara Rainbow really put on a show his jumping display was worthy of a gold medal

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Lake Eucumbene

eucumbene2Barnsy your a legend got some great shots of Lake Eucumbene

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Tantangara Brumbies

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Tom’s Rainbow playing : hide n seek

Even the guide gets in on the act

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Water water everywhere

EUCUMBENE 54% Rising
JINDABYNE 83% Rising

This is incredible the amount of water that has flooded into the Snowy Lakes Eucumbene has risen 1.5% in a week that is massive around 1.3mts vertically and Tantangara has risen 8% in the same time and with more snow melt to happen over the next month or so this should set the scene for a truly memorable start to the Trout season It won’t be easy with the midge on the move. Already the anglers are spinning out but with all this water comes an abundance of food and the fish will get fussy but they will also get fat, this could be the dry fly season we have been waiting for .

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