Fresh baits are winning fishy mates
  |  First Published: May 2017

Anglers have had to work hard in the past few weeks for their catch. The easterly wind has been whipping up of an afternoon, so early morning has been the ideal time for fishing.

Frozen prawns have been good for bait in addition to slices of pilchard. Some of the anglers have been bringing sandworms with them and this has also been a winner. The entrance recently remained closed so the water level is ideal to access most areas.

Over the past few months there have been reports of whiting around the weed beds and down the channel. There are still yellowfin bream to be taken and they appear to be enjoying the larger peeled prawns. There are plenty of tailor about.

When it has been possible to access the surf beaches, large salmon have been abundant. One salmon reportedly weighed 4.5kg. This is great fun on light gear. The river has been quiet, although at the mouth and towards Swan Lake along the reeds has been fishing very well.

For up to date reports, please view the fishing report on our website, or alternatively, our Bemm River Holiday Accommodation and Boat Hire Facebook page.

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