Fishing at Lake Eucumbene

Lake Eucumbene is 'the jewel in the crown' of all the Snowy Mountains lakes. It's the largest lake of the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme, with over 145 sq km of shoreline. When full, Lake Eucumbene holds nine times the volume of Sydney Harbour and has an average depth of over 30 meters.

Fishing at Lake Eucumbene is one of lifes real pleasures. Whether you're fishing from a boat or the shoreline, there's always the chance you'll land that elusive 'trophy trout'.

Current Hot Spots


• Coppermine Bay

• Cemetery Point

• Rushy Plains

• Seven Gates

• Yens Bay

• Anglers Reach Arm

• Old Adaminaby

Best Baits


• Bardi Grubs

• Worms

• Power Bait

(chunky cheese, pink)

• Mudeyes

• Salmon Eggs

• Yabbies

Tip: Ground bait with corn!


Best Lures/Plastics


• Rapala Spotted 

• Berkley Powerglade

• Tsunami Super Trout

• Zman Grubz 

• Reidy Reidy's Rubbers

• Berkley Gulp Shrimp

Coming Soon....


2020 Snowy Mountains Trout Festival

Date to be confirmed.


05 May 2020 – UPDATE 

We are continuing to carefully monitor the current events and Government Advice.

We hope to bring you an event for 2020, however our priority will always be ensuring the safety of our Anglers and the Community.

With so much uncertainty at the moment, the Committee will meet again in early June to make a final decision on the 2020 Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.


This year will be the 44rd year of the Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.

All you have to do is enter this years event and attend the prize presentation to be in the draw for the Fantastic new Quintrex 390 Explorer boat, with 15hp Yamaha motor and trailer.  Prize valued at over $10,000.00.

This years competition is made possible with the continued support from Yamaha Motor Aust. The organisers thank Yamaha, Quintrex and Ken's Marine for their generosity and hope that you will be able to support them in the future.

The committee hopes that you will enjoy the fishing and sites which the beautiful Snowy Mountains area has to offer, and look forward to seeing you all again.

For more information:

Some Recent Catches


Caught a trout in the Eucumbene Region and want to see it here?

Simply email your pic to us (with a sentence or two on how/where you caught it) and you might just see it here!


More Eucumbene trout catches can be seen on our Fish Gallery.

Geoff Bramann - Rainbow Trout at Lake Eu
Eucumbene Trout 2 - Allan Cunningham _ A

The best fish of my life!

Geoff Bramann caught this ripper rainbow trout in the Eueumbene River at Providence Portal on the last day of the trout season.


Geoff described his catch as 'the best fish of his life'.

What a beauty.  Well done Geoff & thanks to Mark Wiggins for the photo.

Eucumbene Gold!

Eucumbene regular Allan Cunningham had a great day out at Buckenderra recently.


Allan caught a few nice fish, all on the fly.  Allan mentioned this beauty put up a good fight.

Well done Allan!

"I can't believe how hard they fought for such small fish"

First time Eucumbene visitor Matt Perry spent a week up at the lake recently and caught a couple from his boat.


Matt mentioned one of the fish were in the trees near the Old Adaminaby boat ramp, the other straight across from Rainbow Pines on the other side of the lake.

Matt told me he couldn't believe how hard they fought for such small fish.

Hope to see you back soon Matt.

Got a bait tip or fishing hot spot?


Ok, we all have special bait, techniques or places to wet a line at Lake Eucumbene.

We thought this might be a great place to build up a list of fishing tips and tricks.

My tip:


  • If fishing off the bank - no matter what bait you use... catapult a can of corn kernels into your fishing zone.  Yes, just the corn and not the actual can :-)


Email your tips/tricks and we'll add them here. 

Did you know?


The largest trout caught in Lake Eucumbene is 10kgs (22.2lbs)

Angler: Max Harman
Trout Weight: 22.2lbs (10kg)
Caught: 4.30am on 25/5/1969
Location: Providence Arm
Weather: Clear, calm and near freezing
Method: Trolling the deep water with a Silver Wonder Wobbler
Gear: J.W Sea Lake Pattern Rod. 9lb Damyl Nylon Line


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A fighting rainbow trout landed by Matt Perry