Bemm River has been a little quiet
  |  First Published: June 2017

The cooler weather is well and truly upon us now. Recently the entrance was closed with water levels high. Fishing has been rather quiet, but persistent anglers have managed to bring home nice catches.

Frozen prawn has been the preferred bait, as sandworm hasn’t been available in the town with the high water.

Reports of flathead caught on lures have been common, especially on the calm sunny days.

The perch have been appearing in the area opposite the storm hut.

In the fourteen years I have resided here, I have never known a leatherjacket to be caught in this area. One of our customers landed one off the jetty recently. Due to its size, the angler returned it to the water.

The surf beaches have been very productive with large salmon, tailor and trevally biting on pilchards.

The river has been quiet due to the amount of fresh water in the system.

The fish being caught seem to be around the edges looking for food. As we go through winter, the entrance will be open again, which should ensure some excellent fishing for the start of bream season!

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