Autumn is awesome in the Bemm
  |  First Published: April 2017

Even though the autumn easterlies have dropped our water temperature and slowed the flatties down, bream are still in abundance with great quality fish being caught right throughout the system. The water level remains at a good level, which allows anglers to sneak into the areas that bream often hide in.

Flathead are still being picked up on the sandbeds during the warmer parts of the day. There are plenty of tailor to be caught in the channel and they often venture into the lake system as well. This is the first year in many years that we have seen large numbers of baitfish all around the edges of the lake and around the jetties.

River fishing has picked up in the early reaches of the river close to the banks for quality bream and the odd perch has been caught on live prawn. Now the water level is up, Sibiera is producing its typical black bream and the odd by-catch of flathead. The entrances to Swan Lake and Mud Lake are also hotspots for quality fish.

All surf beaches are firing with good numbers of salmon moving up and down the coastline chasing large schools of pilchards. Prawning is still on for the brave anglers who want to venture out on the cooler nights. Winter is approaching and we look forward to a fishing bonanza as the winter bream become dominant.

Over the past month there have been several sea snakes caught down at the channel near the entrance, so please be vigilant and do not handle them, as they are a deadly species. If you do hook one, it is advised to cut your line and do not let them on the boat.

• 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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