Shallow water fishing comes to the fore
  |  First Published: December 2012

It is quite amazing to think another year has flown by.

Bemm River has lived up to its majestic reputation once again. Recently the fish have been sneaking around the shallows sunning themselves. The flatties have been coming onto the bite late of an afternoon and have been taking prawns, worms and soft shell.

The bream, trevally and perch are in Bobs Bay and there are plenty of salmon and tailor in the channel on the incoming tide.

The water level has been shallow, as the entrance remains open at the time of writing.

Most anglers have been bagging out within 90 minutes of hitting the water.

Offshore has been producing some good gummies, so surf fishing for the coming season should be good along the coast.

Warm moonlit nights are perfect for picking up most species of sharks, such as gummies and seven-gill.

River fishing has been great even for the land-based angler.

The preferred bait has been sandworm, soft plastics and shelled prawn. Bream have been the dominant catch with the odd perch and luderick.

The entire Bemm River water system is probably the healthiest and in the best condition it has been for 15 years.

These reports are coming in from anglers that have been visiting the area for 40 years. Their comments reflect how it is so encouraging to hear stories like this which will obviously continue for many seasons to come.

There is a ‘Bemm River Foreshore Management Plan’ in process which will enhance boat launching, walkways and land based anglers, this information can be viewed at www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au

Copies of this plan can be obtained by contacting Anthony Nelson via email --e-mail address hidden-- or phoning (03) 51 53 9500

Your comments are welcome and invited.

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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