Fishing fever takes over from footy fever
  |  First Published: October 2013

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 fresh water entering the lake system as a result of recent heavy winter rains.

Bream seem to be seeking the shallower areas, thus the jetties and fishing platform have been ideal locations.

The odd flatty is still about in the sandy areas, such as opposite the storm hut near the channel entrance.

The entrance has been open since the end of May and, due to an incredibly wet winter season and king tides, has maintained its opening.

Even during the inclement weather conditions, the determined anglers have worked their way throughout the system with quality fish but 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 riverbanks and surf beach areas.

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’!

There have been some massive tailor on the chew at Bemm River – this can only get better as spring progresses.

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