Thredbo and Eucumbene trout spawning regulations

Special rules during the spawning season give anglers an opportunity to catch a trophy sized fish (image: V. Winter-Lear).

SPAWNING season has started on the Thredbo and Eucumbene Rivers in NSW.

At this time of the year large trout move into the rivers surrounding the Snowy lakes as they prepare to spawn. Anglers are still allowed to fish for trout in streams across NSW, right up to the season close on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Given the importance of the Eucumbene and Thredbo Rivers, special rules are in place to protection to early spawning fish. Known as the “May Closure”, these special rules give anglers an opportunity to catch a trophy sized fish. Starting Wednesday May 1 until midnight Monday, June 10, 2019, a minimum size limit of 50 cm, daily bag limit of one, and possession limit of two trout will apply to these rivers.

Anglers can use one rod and line with up to two hooks with artificial flies or lures and up to three treble hooks attached to any lure is permitted.

The trout season re-openings again on Saturday 5th October 5, 2019. For more information, click HERE

What's your reaction?

Related Posts

Load More Posts Loading...No More Posts.