Black Bream Beauty
  |  First Published: June 2005

Well the days are getting shorter and cooler so its time to rug up and keep warm.

Local town jetties are yielding some bream and trevally in the late afternoon on local prawns and pipis. The waters around Bullock Island are still producing some nice flathead on bluebait and soft plastics with the odd luderick as well.

Lucas Smith recently caught a great bream on an unweighted live crab drifted along Kalimna rock wall. The fish took nearly ten minutes to land and was released after a photo was taken. It measured 48cm and weighed 1.6kg.

Outside, the fishing is still very good for those people who are prepared to put in the hard yards. When fishing out on the six and ten mile reefs, flathead are around in big numbers down, particularly towards the pipeline. The best time is still early morning and the best baits are bluebait and local squid.

Local lawn mowing legend Cam Glover and his father in-law caught 6 snapper to 1.5kg, 30 flathead and 1 hammerhead shark on his last trip outside.

Lake Tyers is still producing flathead in the bottom main lake. Some trevally and the odd pinky snapper have been caught up the Nowa Nowa arm.

The colder weather should see bream return to Black Fellows arm, Pile Bay and Crystal Bay.

For more information about fishing around Lakes Entrance, contact Bill at East End Bait and Tackle on (03) 5155 1593.

Lucas Smith and his 1.6kg bream caught on an unweighted crab.

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