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Mitchell River Bairnsdale is a bream home base
Mitch Chapman | February 2017

A pigeon pair of bream caught on Lucky Craft Bevy Shad 50FCs fishing the snags.

Just three hours from Melbourne and only a short drive from the centre of Lakes Entrance is one of the most iconic bream fisheries in the state – the Mitchell River. It’s home to some of the best bream fishing in the country and countless people, fishing clubs and competitions are held here all year round.
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Port Phillip Bay Carrum
Mitch Chapman | December 2016

Snapper guru Matt Witherden with a typical Port Phillip Bay red caught off Carrum on a pilchard.

Carrum Boat Ramp is located on the banks of the mighty Patterson River. What makes it appealing to most snapper fishos are the facilities it has on offer; with bait, food, drinks and petrol all readily available.
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Beautiful Barrington River bass
Toby Grundy | December 2016

I first heard about the Barrington River from my brother-in-law, a dairy farmer who lives just outside the town of Gloucester, an hour from Newcastle. We were talking about his farm and I asked what kind of fish lived in the local rivers. He said there were mullet, herring and perch. When I pressed him, he explained that locals call them perch but most others call them bass.
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Perfect Patterson River system
Mitch Chapman | December 2016

The Patterson River system, or Carrum as it is better known as by every snapper fisher in Melbourne, is the gateway to Port Phillip Bay snapper fishing and its estuary system and lakes’ system out the back is one of the most reliable but very challenging bream fishery the state has to offer.
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Never get tired of Lake Tyers
Mitch Chapman | November 2016

Only 3.5 hours from Melbourne and a short five-minute drive from the centre of Lakes Entrance, lies the ever-popular Lake Tyers. The reason Lake Tyers is so popular is the amount of species that are available on offer, with the prized targets being bream and flathead.
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Lake Purrumbete
Mitch Chapman | October 2016

Known for its trophy trout and Chinook salmon, Lake Purrumbete has stood the test of time. It’s Victoria’s premier big trout fishery, along with its neighbour Bullen Merri. Fish up to 15lb are a real possibility and 10lb plus fish are caught more regularly than not. If it’s a trophy you’re after, then Purrumbete is the place to be.
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Hop on down to the Hopkins
Mitch Chapman | September 2016

Gez the wizard with a cracker bream taken off the edges on a slow worked plastic.

The Hopkins River is located in South West Victoria and is very popular to local anglers and tourists. The two main drawcard species that bring anglers here are the black bream and estuary perch, along with a few others, including the ever elusive mulloway.
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Can’t go wrong on the ‘Nong
Mitch Chapman | August 2016

EJ Todd pro staff angler Ben Shuey with a thumping bream caught high up in the system. 

Often overlooked for the bigger and more famous Yarra River, the Maribyrnong River or ‘Nong’ as it’s known by most, is one of the most popular fishing destination for anglers who love their estuary fishing.
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Hollands Landing
Mitch Chapman | July 2016

A solid EP caught fishing plastics deep in the timber by Gez.

Often overshadowed by the bigger surrounding waterways, Hollands Landing or ‘The Straits’ as it is known, is a Mecca for big bream and has been for many years. A short drive from Sale, and not far from the heart of east Gippsland, it truly is a magical place for all anglers to enjoy. 
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