Bream bite at Bemm
  |  First Published: October 2012

Footy fever is over for another year so now ‘fishing fever’ takes over. It’s time to concentrate on heading to Bemm River to enjoy the warm spring weather, pristine beaches, tranquil relaxing atmosphere and excellent fishing.

The fishing has been slow in the past month due to the amount of freshwater entering the lake system as a result of recent heavy winter rains. The bream seem to be seeking the shallower areas, so the jetties and fishing platform have been ideal locations.

The odd flatty is still about in the sandy areas; opposite the storm hut near the channel entrance. The entrance has been open since February and, due to an incredibly wet winter season, has maintained its opening for most of the year.

Even during the inclement weather conditions, the determined anglers have worked their way throughout the system with quality fish, but unfortunately not quantity. Frozen prawn, soft plastic and vibes are still very effective. When conditions have allowed, the surf has produced salmon and tailor.

I would also like to alert visitors to be vigilant regarding snakes as they are now starting to move about, especially along our river banks and surf beach areas.

Bemm River Sewerage Project is almost complete, so our waterways will be protected for many years to come for generations to enjoy the amazing purity of our valuable area.

We are still frantically trying to obtain navigation aids for our waterways. This has been an ongoing battle for many years. With the amount of people visiting this area, it is imperative we obtain navigation aids before we experience a tragedy, especially in the evenings when people like to go prawning. It is unbelievable to think Bemm River is one of the only places in Gippsland that does not have navigation aids. Any information would be greatly appreciated and can be directed to the address below.

Book your accommodation and boat hire early to avoid disappointment, ask Robyn or David about a ‘package deal’!

For on the spot and up to date fishing reports check out Robyn’s website:- www.bemmaccommodation.com.au or find us on Facebook – Bemm River Holiday Accommodation Phone: (03) 5158 4233 /Mob. 0427 584233.

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