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Rains bring bream
  |  First Published: September 2006



The winter weather has produced some good rains and has given the rivers decent volumes of water flow, which has resulted in easy access for bream and other fish to enter the system.

Bream are moving up the rivers while mullet are throughout the whole system. Tailor appear to be in the same areas, luderick are up in the Snowy and Brodribb rivers and estuary perch are beginning to come on the bite.

Corringle Lake still seems to be the place for big bream with good bags of big fish on the chew. Tony Munday and Paul Lavell are the most consistent of the bunch with regular catches of bream averaging 38cm. Tony and Paul fish mainly during the late afternoon and early evening and often use local shell gathered near the lake.

Geoff Robinson and Robert Fatchen regularly fish near the second island and recently bagged out on mullet using sandworm.

The surf beaches are all fishing well with salmon, tailor, trevally, flathead, mullet and shark all being taken. The best baits are bluebait, whitebait, pilchards, squid and, of course, poppers and surf grubs.

Offshore from Cape Conran is producing good fishing with catches of flathead, gurnard, trevally, morwong, leatherjacket, squid and shark reported.

Roy Herbert and George Peachy have had good results with catches of big flathead and good-sized gummy and school shark using bluebait, pilchards and squid. Roy tells me George must think that the fish are growing as he has started to use gamefish gear big enough to use as a boat winch.

Clem Healey and Neil Burgoyne also had a good outing with a bin of flathead and three good-sized gummy shark.

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Corey Shaw with the 4lb bream he caught during a recent fishing session. Bream are currently moving up all the rivers.

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