This has certainly been one of the best summer seasons we’ve experienced in some time. The fishing has been absolutely crackers! Nearly every species of fish is on offer – but bream were dominant this season right through the entire system.
One of the favourite family fishing spots is the channel, with a huge variety of fish on offer including trevally, yellowfin bream, salmon, tailor, luderick, flathead (not as available this year) and the odd whiting thrown into the mix.
The river has proved to be a bit quiet, however, persistent anglers who target the snags have encountered numbers of perch. All our surf beaches have performed to their best with numerous reports of large salmon and tailor up to 3.5 kg landed. Shark fishing has definitely improved with a mix of shark species caught, including gummies and bronzies. At time of going to press, the entrance still remains open, which certainly assists Sydenham Inlet to maintain a healthy system. We are looking forward to a bumper winter.
For anglers who love fishing the Bemm, but have found in the past year that their boats are a too big for the shallow water, don’t despair – give David a call to arrange hiring one of our polycraft hire boat fleet. These boats are extremely angler friendly. All you need to do is bring your rods, tackle and esky. David will launch the boat, give you some tips and keep the boat fuelled during your stay.
To all anglers and danglers, continue to watch this space, as Bemm River is about to launch a free fishing competition that will run through the winter season. Anyone can be a winner, from land-based fishers, to river, lake or channel anglers. Book your accommodation early, as this will be an exciting period for winter holidays makers and anglers.
In the interim, ‘happy fishin’.Reads: 519