Awesome Autumn in the Bemm
  |  First Published: April 2015

After an amazing four entrance openings last year, the entrance has now finally closed and the water level is rising.

Anglers have enjoyed awesome fishing and weather. Flathead have been dominant in the channel on plastics, either very early morning or late afternoon. Luke Sibson of Warragul, who has nailed several good flathead recently, reported hooking a 57cm flatty, which he returned to the water.

The surf is firing with salmon and tailor in abundance and it doesn’t appear to matter whether it is high or low tide. These fish are taking anything thrown into the water from bait, to spinners and hardbodied lures. After talking to a lot of anglers, these fish are now becoming a popular table fish. Preparation and cleaning is the key to making these fish very good eating. One of our locals has come up with a method of smoking these fish using red wine as a base, this throws a totally new concept to the eating of salmon.

The river flows have now settled down and the bream and perch are plentiful. There have also been flathead caught in the river as far up as Dollys Garden.

During this time of the year we can expect to still get gummies on the surf at night on the full moon as the water currents are still quite warm.

All in all, we couldn’t ask for better fishing at the moment. The Bemm just keeps getting better!

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