Big rain, big flush
  |  First Published: May 2012

Autumn greeted us with wild wet weather. We received 150mm of rain in a short space of time creating a colossal amount of water making its way down from the mountains into our system.

Luckily our entrance was open, and still is at this time of writing. The anglers who ventured out still caught fish even though the water was murky and they came back cold and wet. This weather created a disruption for about two weeks.

It definitely guaranteed a nice deep entrance and flushed out the waterways. Nature doing its work!

The fishing just seems to get better. Anglers are coming in with catches of quality bream and there is no shortage of Australian salmon and tailor. The favourite bait is frozen prawn and spider crab, but anglers are also having continued success with soft plastics and lures.

We went over to the channel last week and had hours of fun flicking lures on bream gear. Every cast was a positive hook up, not only for us, but also for everyone there: the closer to the entrance, the bigger the fish.

One chap I was fishing next too landed a 4.5kg tailor: an absolute monster. I am glad it was him because I would not have had the strength to land it. This is a great family fun activity, keep the kids amused for hours!

Col Moore and Peter Cubeta, both from Melbourne, stay every year for one week in March. Wow! These boys sure do know how to fish. Pete caught a massive 1.3kg bream that measured 41cm. This was caught on frozen prawn in the channel. Colin also caught some great bream whilst he was here, most of them obviously straight out of the ocean and all ranging 37-47cm.

The Mahoganies has also been a hot spot for good size bream. Peter Dangerfield and his crew were using banana prawn and caught six nice bream, one flathead and one mullet. Bobs Bay and Pelican Point has also been productive in for quality bream. I have not been able to report on the river as it is still flowing very fast from the recent rain.

Anyone that wants to have an amazing run up to winter with fishing now is the time to secure your bookings, even if the entrance closes, the waterways are full of quality fish.

For on the spot and up to date fishing reports check out Robyn’s website and make your bookings now at www.bemmaccommodation.com.au , phone: (03) 5158 4233, Mob. 0427 584233 and email: --e-mail address hidden-- .

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