Eucumbene River – Australia

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    Chris Beech
    Chris Beech
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    A couple of mates and I just had the most incredible trip to the Eucumbene River in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. We were there to fish the winter spawn run of brown trout, which had been under way for a number of weeks prior to our arrival.

    A squirt of rain a few days before saw the river level rise and the fish run… We hit it just after the peak and enjoyed three and a half days of pulling the most incredibly coloured browns I have ever seen in Australia.

    I used my Scott Radian #6 weight matched with an Australian made Harfin LR90R #5/6 fly reel loaded with a Scientific Anglers Steelhead taper floating line. The Steelhead taper was perfect for throwing weighted glo bug/nymph combinations with split shot, much more gracefully than I deserve but the rod had a lot to do with that as well!

    Our group landed over 100 fish, and dropped about the same number between us..

    We did the miles to find the fish with some spectacular scenery and a few of the locals coming right up to check us out.

    Next year is already booked!

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

    #87708
    Chris Beech
    Chris Beech
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    Here’s a couple more shots

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

    #87713

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    That’s awesome Chris! What altitude were you at? Are those roos just running around wild up there?

    #87716
    Chris Beech
    Chris Beech
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    We were at 1200-1400m depending on where we were fishing, but the lake is 1200m.

    The roo’s are wild man – hundreds of them – but there are also wild horses to contend with, wombats, lyre birds… Plenty of wild life.

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

    #87717
    Tim Angeli
    Tim Angeli
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    Looks like a great trip Chris. That rivers seems to get some absolutely stunning browns running through it.

    #87722
    Chris Beech
    Chris Beech
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    It sure does… we booked a week in 2015 already lol

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

    #87769
    Stu Hastie
    Stu Hastie
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    Pretty fish Chris! The river looks popular. Do you have to book a beat of the river, or is it all public access and you just book the trip with Mum 😉

    #87770

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Man this makes me want to catch brown trout in the fall so bad.

    #87774
    Chris Beech
    Chris Beech
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    Public access Stu, that’s why it was crawling with kiwis 😉

    Best Regards,

    Beechy

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