Regular visitor Steve Zukowski weighed in the prize-winning fish in the Bemm River Angling Club’s annual Classic competition.
His bream weighed in at 1.309kg and the bait was shell and the fish was caught near the entrance of the channel.
By early February the entrance had closed after the early spring opening. A variety of fish entered the lake system ranging from luderick, salmon, tailor, trevally, snapper and bream prior to the close.
During the humid days the river was a great place to be, whether it was to have a swim, fish or just lay about with a cool refreshment, which is what Rob Zukowski and his partner Jenny spent plenty of time doing.
The Burkett family of Camperdown, Victoria also enjoyed productive fishing. The brothers Barry and Michael with Michael’s son Matt caught plenty of great fish. Barry’s luderick weighed in at 3.4lb and measured 44cm. Their bag comprised luderick, snapper, bream and trevally all caught in the channel on sandworm.
David McIntyre of Kilmore, Ray McCabe of Carrum Downs and Peter Ogden of Warragul caught some quality bream and flathead on peeled prawn and crab in the channel. Local anglers, Lindsay Burns and Ray Hogg had their fare share of success with some quality luderick which they caught in the channel on sandworm. Lindsay, Ray and another local, Neil went fishing recently and were rewarded with some nice perch, luderick and bream, caught on live prawn.
Bemm River is proving to be the ‘hot spot’ in Gippsland for the angler once again.
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