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Bream hot in April
  |  First Published: March 2010



We have had some sensational fishing recently at Bemm River with all amateur anglers having some of the best quality fishing seen in this area for some time.

Our Bemm River Angling Club recently held a competition against the Stratford Angling Club which has been an ongoing fight for the trophy – this was won by one of our lady anglers, Di Cunningham, with an outstanding bream weighing 1.291kg.

Our Angling Club is leading the way with only two fish able to be weighed in any competition over a period of two days, with catch and release paramount.

The Bemm River Angling Club has an excellent website for anyone wishing to keep updated – www.brac.asn.au . The effort of the new president, Lindsay Williams has seen the membership numbers increase considerably.

The cooler months are approaching as we gear up for our winter fishing sports. Bemm River is renowned for its big black bream during the cooler months.

This should prove to be a sensational season as we are leaving the summer months which has produced continually with good quality fish and variety of species.

The water level has risen now to a stage where we should see the entrance opening in early winter.

As we all know this always produces quality fish. Prawning will continue right throughout April, as it is probably one of the most plentiful prawn seasons seen in Bemm River for some time.

All the surf beaches have been producing well with a variety of fish ranging from gummy shark, salmon, tailor, flathead, sea bream and others. This will continue throughout April whilst the warm water and currents stay in our area.

A warning to all anglers an easy way to lose your gear is to leave it unattended whilst preparing for a snack as Glen Baker discovered recently when he lost his favourite 30-year old rod and reel over the back of his boat. These bigger fish often hit hard and fast.

Help needed

As Bemm River has become increasingly popular, it is now paramount that we source funding and push harder for navigation aids for our waterways.

We need your help and ideas to demonstrate to authorities that this is essential before a tragedy occurs. For ideas and comments please email to Robyn & David Sturgess --e-mail address hidden-- so we can use your input.

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