The Bemm just keeps getting better
  |  First Published: May 2015

The Bemm River is in prime condition at the moment with the closed river mouth and rising river level combining to deliver anglers perfect angling conditions and opportunities.

The windy weather of late has deterred a lot of anglers but those who has persisted and have been on the water early in the morning and been rewarded for the efforts. One angler was rewarded for their efforts fishing the surf beach the river mouth, picking up a quality sized snapper on the March Labor Day long weekend.

The luderick are in the channel and have been biting on frozen banana prawns, while the river mouth has been the hot spot for bream and flathead. Some days it pays to move around a bit to find the fish, so as the 40 year veteran of the Bemm, Des Wilson, says “If you haven’t caught a quality fishing within 15minutes pull up anchor and move location.”

Peter Bodey from Carrum Downs recently caught a 51cm flathead in the river, but unfortunately this has been the only real capture of any note that I’ve heard come from the river recently.

As winter approaches the bream will move into the upper reaches of the river, with the deep holes along the river the standout spots to fish on those cold frosty mornings.

The surf has been fishing well for salmon and the odd tailor, and when the weather permits there have been good catches of gummy sharks to be had on the full moon. For anglers contemplating their winter fishing holiday, call us now to secure your accommodation and or boat hire booking.


Bemm River Holiday Accommodation and Boat Hire

Kiosk, tackle, bait, ice, and groceries

37-41 Sydenham Parade, Bemm River 3889

Phone: (03) 5158 4233, Mob: 0427 584233

Email: --e-mail address hidden--

Resident Owners: David & Robyn Sturgess


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