Brown Trout are well in to the spawning run in the Thredbo River, some big fish have been caught using glow bugs and/or black nymphs It is interesting to note that when the Gaden Trout Hatchery catch and strip the trout from their trap that the male fish are returned to the river above the trap to continue their journey up stream and the female fish returned below the trap and then make their way back to the lake.
The fish are easy to see and will be displaying spawning behaviour and can be difficult to entice to a strike. You can see aggressive behaviour from larger fish and a territorial strike is possible on lures.
Don’t forget that the river closes for all types of fishing after the June long weekend so get in early and have a go.
The rainbow trout will be massing in the approaches to the Thredbo and Snowy Rivers waiting for a significant rain event to start the spawning run. Boat trolling and bait fishing around the Waste Point area (Creel Bay), can be productive. The lake is open to fishing all year.
The Gaden Hatchery recently released around one hundred large Atlantic Salmon into Lake Jindabyne. These fish are big and should be hungry as they are used to being hand fed. They can be caught on big fast moving lures and on bait, live worms are best . We have everything you will need in the shop for sale and hire and the advice is free, at the Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road, just past the Thredbo turnoff.