High water level is great for accessing those areas where the fish may be tucked away. The fish activity in the lake and channel has been amazing; along with the warm calm autumn weather. Sundown in the channel has been fruitful for catching any amount of flathead and bream.
The fishing in the past few months has certainly not disappointed anglers. We saw the Hobie competition in February, over a two-day period, catch and release an incredible amount of quality bream – the entrants couldn’t have been more satisfied. They also reported catching numerous flathead.
Michael Burkett from Camperdown loves to surf fish in the evenings. During a recent trip to Bemm River, Michael went over to the entrance (currently closed) and threw a line in the surf. At 9 o’clock in the morning he landed a beautiful gummy. Two days later, same location, 11am, he landed another gummy. Listening to anglers chatting at the fish cleaning table reveal many stories and tips. The ‘older’ angler still using bait, doesn’t have the success of the modern day angler and their soft plastics and lures.
For anglers that have been targeting perch in the river, they have been rewarded with some very nice catches. New chums to the sport of EP fishing, be prepared to lose plenty of gear around the snags! These fish are very smart and there is a definite art to hooking them.
Now the water level is high, the entrance to Swan Lake and Mud Lake are a couple of prime target areas for quality bream up to 45cm. Please note, anyone venturing into Swan Lake needs to be aware that this is a prohibited area for motor boats due to it being part of the Croajingolong National Park. As we head toward winter, we can only expect quality fishing.
Watch this space for an exciting announcement for Bemm River and our pending winter fishing competition (tag fish – big prizes!) For further information, please give us a call.
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