Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct
The Snowy Trout Challenge offers you a chance to make the most of your next visit the Snowy Mountains!!!
Escape the city after Covid lockdowns and WIN while fishing the lakes and streams of the Snowies!
Catch one of 430 specially tagged trout to win! The tagged fish will be released during October on a secret date, and the Snowy Trout Challenge will commence and run right through to April next year.
40% will be released into a Lake Jindabyne, 40% into Lake Eucumbene and 20% into Lake Crackenback, Cooma Weir, Lake Williams at Nimmitabel and other Snowy Monaro waterways right down to Coolumbooka Weir in Bombala.
The number of Sponsors is growing daily, prizes range from a ‘Cash Catch’ of up to $1000 to products and services from many local Snowy Mountains businesses and generous individuals including
Elgas Cooma ..... and more!(If you’re interested in being a sponsor please get in touch with Fiona at
Follow along to stay up to date, start packing your fishing gear and set a date to flick a line and strike a winner soon!
Bombala & District Chamber Members
Fish for Life NSW | Building a healthy fishing future
Update post February 2020 Bushfires: The Blyton Group, owner of Selwyn Snow Resort in NSW, has today announced that due to the extent of the damage sustained in the bushfires earlier this year, Selwyn Snow Resort will not be open for the 2020 snow season.
An initial assessment of critical resort infrastructure has identified extensive damage to buildings, power, water, sewerage and snowmaking. Selwyn Snow Resort has been advised that restoration of power alone will take several months, due to the damage of several kilometres of power poles leading to the resort.
Preparations for the clean-up of the site are underway with demolition of all buildings required, as well as the removal of destroyed resort machinery such as groomers, skidoos and snow clearers. Detailed assessment of lifting and snowmaking infrastructure will continue to be undertaken, requiring portable generators to be brought on-site.
Kevin James Blyton, Chairman of the Blyton Group said, ‘We are incredibly saddened by the impact this fire has had, not only on our resort but on the wider local community as well. We have considered a range of options to try and resume operations for this coming winter, however the damage to critical infrastructure is simply too extensive to make this possible. We recognise the impact these fires have had on local operators, not only for this summer period, but for the peak winter season ahead. We are actively discussing this situation with government at all levels to try and ensure that support is made available for these communities. But have no doubt, my team and I are totally focused on the rebuild of Selwyn Snow Resort and we look forward to welcoming guests back to an even better Selwyn.’
Discussions are ongoing with the New South Wales Government regarding the rebuild process, including engagement with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Selwyn Snow Resort 2020 Season Pass holders will be offered the ability to transfer their Season Pass to the Blyton Group’s other snow resort Charlotte Pass Snow Resort at no additional cost, or alternatively
receive a full refund of any payments made to date.
Seasonal Employees who had been offered the opportunity to return to Selwyn Snow Resort for the upcoming season, will be offered the opportunity to instead work at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort for Winter 2020.
Regular updates on the rebuild process will be made available at www.selwynsnow.com.au.
Media release on 31st May 2019 - Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Boaters are enjoying improved access to Lake Jindabyne with more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the access road at the Jindabyne Boat Ramp.
The project was funded through a $650,000 contribution from the NSW Government, $250,000 from Snowy Hydro Ltd and $163,000 from Snowy Monaro Regional Council.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney said the upgrade is a win for the local boating community and visitors who travel to Lake Jindabyne for its well-known fishing.
“The upgrade demonstrates what can be achieved with a combined effort and funding from the NSW Government, Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Snowy Hydro,” Mayor Rooney said.
“Local residents and visitors will now be able to access the lake safely and efficiently, and do all of the recreational boating activities they enjoy.”
Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined representatives from Snowy Hydro Ltd, Roads and Maritime Service, the boating community and Snowy Monaro Regional Council for the official opening of the upgraded Jindabyne Boat Ramp access road.
At a celebration held on Thursday 23 May, Mr Barilaro said the project provides boaters with safer and easier access to the lake.
“When existing infrastructure is improved the community benefits as a whole,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We know already how valuable Lake Jindabyne is to the tourism of this region. This boat ramp upgrade will be an asset to the community of Jindabyne”
Snowy Hydro Chief Executive Officer Paul Broad said the improved access road will further enhance Lake Jindabyne’s appeal to locals and tourists.
“Snowy Hydro has been a proud supporter and member of the local community for almost 70 years and many Snowy staff and their families live in Jindabyne,” Mr Broad said.
“Lake Jindabyne was built as part of the Snowy Scheme in the 1960s and it’s a fantastic attraction for the region.
“Safety is a core value for us at Snowy Hydro. We have committed $250,000 to upgrade the road to make access to the boat ramp safer for locals and visitors.”
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