Fish Lake Eucumbene and the Mountain Rivers
The Snowy Mountains are renowned for freshwater fishing. Lake
Eucumbene and nearby rivers are stocked with brown trout and rainbow
Try your hand at fly, spinner, trolling or bait fishing.
Bait and fishing tackle, boat hire and fishing charters are available around Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene, with friendly advice from experienced fishers.
Snowy Trout Challenge
This season's Snowy Trout Challenge will begin in October 2023.
Tagged Fish Ready to Catch!
ANYONE who can catch a fish has the chance to win some fantastic prizes during the 2023-24 Snowy Trout Challenge, from October 2023 to April 2024.
500 tagged rainbow trout have been released this season into Lakes Eucumbene, Crackenback & Jindabyne. The numbered tag is easy to see. This year's tag colour is YELLOW.
How do I take part in the Challenge?
Simply come and fish!
Come when you can, as often as you want. It's important to take a photo of your fish & tag, and to register your catch by following the instructions.
What should I do if I catch a tagged trout?
If you prefer to catch and release, that is fine; you will still need to record details and keep the tag.
More about the Trout Challenge
The trout are released from Gaden Trout Hatchery.
The event has been devised to create added interest in the fishing industry in the region, plus attract more visitors to the area to fish.
You can find all the terms and conditions and more information on the Snowy Trout Challenge Facebook page.
Are you a local business, interested in becoming a sponsor of the Snowy Trout Challenge next year? Download the 'Expressions of Interest for Sponsors' information brochure and be part of this popular event.
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival
The Snowy Mountains flyfishing festival in November attracts anglers from all over Australia.
The competition is held at a range of locations around the Snowy Mountains. As well as individual competitions, there are daily secret weight prizes, team events and the fabulous competitors' raffle. More info