#99 Autumn 2020 Eucumbene River

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  • #864221

    JOHNB
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    Excellent article of the Eucumbene River. How has it faired through the recent bush fires? Are areas such as Sawyers, The Portal and Denison still accessible?

    #864223

    flylife
    Moderator

    Badly burnt out with a lot of access closed. DA and others have sent me some very black drone footage and stills.

    #864231

    Chris Beech
    Participant

    So much for catching this years spawn run!

    #864237

    flylife
    Moderator

    There are apparently signs of rapid recovery, and fish still have to spawn.😉

    #864251

    flylife
    Moderator

    David Anderson sent me this link of the Eucumbene 3 weeks after the fires…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjKQtRkS5Eg

    #864254

    David Anderson
    Participant

    FWIW, the Perisher Creek article I wrote some years back was done a year after bad fires through the Snowy Mountains and it fished better than might have been expected even if it hadn’t burnt.

    While the fires are a real drag for this season, and I won’t be back this year, I’m certain the Eucumbene will recover and return to being one of the best trout rivers in the country.

    #864315

    scanoe
    Participant

    A sad and thought provoking post from Col at Adaminaby Angler today.
    Please support Snowy Mountains businesses. The post from Col in Adaminaby portrays the struggle for survival that local businesses are facing. If we lose these people and their businesses we are losing the heart of rural Australia. Please get in the car on the weekend and support regional Australia. Stop at the pub for a meal, grab a cream bun/meat pie/coffee from the bakery, buy local gifts, spend a night in the hotel. Get a half days guided fishing from a guide who will help you to learn the basic skills that will lead you to a life-long hobby/obsession. Show your kids how friendly regional Australians are …and while there let them see the impact the fires have had on the countryside and economy. Get out there Canberra….this is our back yard…an easy day trip and even better overnight getaway.

     

    #864489

    JOHNB
    Participant

    I looking to go and spend a few dollars in the next week or two. Hoping to access the Eucumbene around The Portal or Denison.

    Sorry to read post from Col, something of an institution and will be sadly missed.

    If anyone has been in the area over the past couple of weeks I would be interested in a report on access and fishing conditions

     

    cheers

    John B

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