Prawns and Bream make great match
  |  First Published: December 2010

Bemm River continues to fish well, however at time of writing the entrance remains closed.

Husband and wife team, Lindsay and Julie Burns, of Yarrawonga enjoyed their recent break in Bemm River where Lindsay landed some fantastic bream in the channel on prawn. The biggest was around 1.5kg and 45cm in length.

Julie landed a massive luderick in the channel on prawn, weighing around the same.

Justin Saulle, of Bruthen persevered with the inclement weather in mid October to be rewarded with bream to 2kg in the lake on shrimp. Justin was visiting with the Bruthen Angling Club.

Melbourne Cup weekend proved successful for anglers Mark Jackson and Max Johnson, both of Hampton Park. The boys went out early, fished around the Mahoganys with prawn and caught plenty of bream ranging from 34-40cm in length along with a nice flathead.

Other anglers have had fun catching tailor in the channel and there was certainly no shortage of them, with prawn being the preferred bait. There have been few reports on the river and the surf has been quiet till now.

Holiday anglers can expect a good time at the Bemm this summer, as we expect the entrance will be open with the expectation of great fishing and prawning.

This will also leave the lake at lower levels and newcomers to the area should be aware that this is a shallow inlet and need to take considerable care whilst getting familiar with the waterways.

When the lake level is low the system can become quite rough in windy conditions so care is paramount.

The summer surf fishing has started extremely well with some great gutters running along our beaches so the prospect of gummy, seven-gill and school shark should be positive.

Notice to families, swimming along our coastline can be quite dangerous especially with these gutters which can cause strong undertow; observations from high points before entering the water is strongly advised where these gutters will be quite visible.

The Bemm River Angling Club has secured a Government Grant for a fishing platform and walkway to be erected near our main jetty, and this should commence in the near future.

This has been a ‘must have’ for a long time for people who do not have boats to have access to lake fishing. We would like to congratulate the Angling Club for securing this grant as we are seeing more and more anglers holidaying in this area and a continuation of progress and upgrade is paramount to cater for our holiday clientele.

Visitors to the area are advised to be especially vigilant when fishing on the banks of the river and heading to the surf beaches for snakes.

There are quite prominent and very active with increasing temperatures.

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