We’ve just come out of winter and this year has been particularly cold, windy and extremely wet. July we saw heavy rains that caused the river to flood, but luckily the entrance was still open to let the dirty water and debris out to sea.
The anglers, who braved the elements and had to work hard for their catch, still found pocket of fish to target. The bream seemed to head into the shallow water and preferred baits of sandworm and soft plastics worked shallow.
As we get further into spring, and the weather is beginning to settle, we are bound to see another productive fishing season. We anticipate the entrance will be closed by the time this article is published, which should lead to a good prawn season.
The Bemm has been ‘flushed’ with heavy rains from late autumn right through the winter months and the entrance has opened and closed several times. Once settled down, we should see the bream and luderick do their normal thing and go gangbusters in the river, as this is obviously their spawning ground.
As the water begins to warm the flathead will be back and prove once again that this is an anglers’ paradise.
The brave-hearted surf anglers who venture onto the beaches have been rewarded with quality salmon. It’s just matter of gritting your teeth and dealing with the cold.
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