Luderick on the move
  |  First Published: November 2010

Kaitlyn Molly Phillips, 4, of Sassafras with a luderick weighing in at 1.415kg which she caught on sandworm in Sibiera.

Kaitlyn’s parents, Karina and Andrew, watched as she landed it to make sure the rod didn’t end up in the ‘drink’!!At present the entrance remains closed and the lake is quite full.

Spring rain would be welcome at this point to open up the entrance to ensure a successful summer season.

The warmer weather is enticing anglers to fish the surf beach which has been successful with reports of salmon and tailor being caught on bluebait and spinners - no report yet on gummy sharks as the water is probably still a bit cold.

The river remains quiet due to the freshwater and we are expecting it to start fishing well during November as the water warms and the freshwater subsides.

Some of the local anglers have found the whiting, which are an extremely good run of fish, around the 40cm and have been bagging out most days.

The most amount of whiting appears to be in the vicinity of the channel entrance.

Vibes and soft plastics are working a treat at the moment especially on the drift with all anglers, including first timers, landing quality bream up to 45cm fish.

It is great to note most of these anglers are ‘catch and release’ as most of these fish are breeding stock for the future.

Big Luderick

The star of the past month would have to be Kaitlyn Phillips, 4-years-old, from Sassafras.

Kaitlyn is the fourth generation of the Wilson/Phillips family that have enjoyed their annual holidays at Bemm River for the past 42 years.

Whilst the Wilson/Phillips clan were in Bemm recently they caught a variety of fish; luderick in the channel and Siberia, mullet and whiting in the channel, bream in the lake as well as Siberia.

They also caught tailor and garfish in the lake using floaters in addition to a leatherjacket in the channel. They found the river was extremely quiet and could hardly lose a bait.

Snakes on the move

I would like to alert everyone to be aware of snakes, which are moving around the area. It is not uncommon to see a snake crossing the river and have been known to slip into boats.

Whether you are going to the surf beaches or planning to fish off the river bank, please be on the lookout.

For more on Bemm River, get in touch withRobyn and David at Bemm River Accommodation, Phone: (03) 5158 4233 /Mob. 0427 584233, www.bemmaccommodation.com.au or email: --e-mail address hidden--

Kaitlyn Phillips with her huge luderick.

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