Winter fishing at Bemm is Brilliant
  |  First Published: July 2012

It just keeps on getting better down in Bemm River.

Those who visited during autumn experienced mild weather conditions and excellent fishing. Keith and Brian Parr, from the Latrobe Valley are regulars to the area. During their week’s holiday, Keith and Brian fished the lake and channel using beach worm, frozen prawn and lures and brought home varieties including bream, luderick, trevally, flathead, salmon and tailor.

The boys also fished the surf where they caught the odd bream in addition to salmon and tailor. They reported using a large soft plastic lure, which resembled a pilchard.

The night rain has contributed into keeping the entrance open, which has now been so for three months, and at the time of writing remains open.

A 1.9m seven-gill shark was landed off the surf at the entrance during May. One of the anglers has a nice scar on his leg to prove the fight that took place. He was nicely stitched up at Orbost Hospital, boasting 27 stitches.

Edward Lee and his family had one of their best fishing trips to Bemm recently. Some of his best fishing was for bream in the middle of the lake using frozen prawn. Edward has been a regular to the area for many, many years.

The area near the entrance to the river and around the entrance to Swan Lake has also been fishing well, especially in the shallows on soft plastics and vibes. There is still a lot of fresh water coming down the river from the mountains so the river has been a bit quiet.

For those who don’t have a boat, the fishing platform and jetties are certainly a good option to catch a nice fish. Romac, from Heyfield, was fishing off the Fingerling jetty in the early mornings, using two-day old prawn, which was quite smelly and turning black and caught bream.

One session he landed seven quality bream measuring up to 40cm. The beaches to Pearl Point have been also producing great fishing with salmon, tailor, flathead, sea bream and the odd trevally being landed, main bait being pilchards and mackerel style metal lures.

Start planning your next fishing to trip to Bemm River now! Phone, email or text to secure your accommodation and boat hire. 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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