Bemm loads up for spring
  |  First Published: August 2012

Recent times have been action-packed in Bemm River.

Prior to the Queens Birthday Long Weekend we experienced heavy rainfall resulting in a massive flood, with reports of approximately 100 trees falling along the Bemm River Road from damaging winds.

The section from the ‘S’ bends and approaching the town looked like a war zone. The combination of saturated ground and 120km winds saw huge gum trees uprooting with ease with some toppling into the river near Elephant Rock. The road was cut at the transfer station.

The floodwater rushing out to sea created a large entrance. Once things settled down the anglers ventured out and were not disappointed with reports of excellent bream being caught in the shallows where the water was not as muddy. The salmon and tailor are still prominent in the channel on the incoming tide providing entertainment for hours flicking lures as most casts return a positive hook up.

Sea bream have also been caught in that area in addition to an impressive run of silver trevally, some measuring up to 50cm, being caught on lures and soft plastics. The odd flathead are still being caught in the lake especially on the sandy rise areas.

Steve Williams was fishing 100m from the boat ramp heading towards Sibiera and landed a 1.5kg bream on prawn. The mouth of the channel has also been a good area to fish with trevally and salmon being reported. For those anglers that don’t have a boat, don’t despair, as there have been a number of quality fish, mainly bream, caught off the floating jetty. The new fishing platform is also a nice location to dangle a line, but recently whilst the entrance has been open, it does not have a lot of water around it.

As we approach spring we can look forward to another incredible fishing season, whether it be river, surf or estuary.

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-- .

Estuary perch are a feature of August at Bemm River.

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