Five species a day keeps the blues away!
  |  First Published: May 2016

So many happy anglers have kept reports flooding in day after day. I am yet to find a dissatisfied angler! Quality bream all throughout the system, in Bobs Bay, the Channel, Mahoganies – you name the place, they are there. No doubt about the size of these fish either – monsters!

General comments indicate that most anglers aren’t keeping anything under 30cm. The old 28cm is the new 30cm. Flathead this season have become a welcome by-catch. They are around in good numbers and love to chase lures. Regular holidaymakers to the Bemm River could not believe their week’s fishing, picking up five different species every day. These included bream, flathead, trevally, tailor and whiting. These anglers usually fish using bait but tried their hand flicking lures and had great success.

The surf has gone crazy with huge schools of salmon moving along the coast chasing baitfish. The water level is at a great height, having risen about a metre, which allows anglers to venture into all areas that have been harder to access at low level.

There isn’t a lot to report on the river as anglers have mainly stuck to the channel or lake. One of our regular anglers on his annual trip recently tried his hand at flyfishing and was rewarded nicely with a 38cm bream. The water level rising has made excellent fishing for land-based anglers. The East Gippsland Shire has secured funding to build two more fishing platforms and update the existing ones on the river. This will be completed before the end of 2016, hopefully with a new modern jetty for better launch and retrieval.

Don’t forget – keep your eyes peeled for our new winter promotion – The Bemm River Tag a Fish Bonanza. Check it out on Facebook, and keep up to date with this exciting promotion.

• For on the spot and up to date fishing reports check out Robyn’s website: www.bemmaccommodation.com.au or ‘like’ us on Facebook – Bemm River Holiday Accommodation Phone: (03) 5158 4233/Mob. 0427 584 233 Email: --e-mail address hidden--

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