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Lake Eucumbene is one of the largest lake in New South Wales, it is
located approximately 40 km from Cooma which is considered as its
closest point. The lake was elevated at around 1200 metres sea level
making it one of the country's highest water storages. It holds nine
times the water volume of Sydney Harbour.
Lake Eucumbene is famous in producing high quality trouts. Rainbow and
brown trout are among the easiest to catch. The lake produces plenty of
fish from dawn and dusk when the trout start to move into shallow water
or move higher in the water column.
Areas to look for the most consistent action include the mouth of Hughes
Creek, Providence flats, Eucumbene River mouth and in amongst the
The flats cover a significant amount of water that flows from Providence
Portal south to Denison Island in the east, right up to where the
Eucumbene River enters the lake. Rainbow and brown trout are present in
Studlands Point and Sand Point
The area is known for producing good quality browns. Rainbows are
abundant during spring and early summer. Most fishing methods will work
here but lure casting from the shore is commonly used by most anglers.
Billmans Point to Gang Gang Creek
All fishing methods will work here including lure, fly and bait fishing.
Early May until late June are among the busiest. June and July are more
productive for rainbows.
Bait drifting with an unweighted scrub worm cast around the top of the
creek is a very effective way to capture good browns and rainbows.
The fish usually appear during autumn as a preparation for their
spawning run. Baitfishing is not allowed in the providence portal
channel but both lure and fly fishing is very productive in most months
of the year.
A significant shallow bay is located within the creek. The bay produces
large amount of quality trout. The bay is such a good spot for land
based lure and fly fishing.
Anglers reach have various spots that produces good number of quality
fish. These spots include Long Plain Inlet and Wattledale Inlet.
James Creek Inlet
James creek inlet is a good spot for both boat and land fishing. During
spring the area is excellent for rainbows and occasional browns.