February 2016

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February 2016

Posted by brac on February 3, 2016


Bemm River and Stratford held their annual heaviest Bream competition at Bemm this weekend. On Saturday good fish were weighed in by both clubs, and Paul Schofield of Stratford led the competition with a Bream of 852 gms.

Sunday was sunny, and a wind from the east got up. Most anglers had good fishing using sandworm local prawn and spider crab.

A good number of Bream were weighed in, and Bemm angler John Pedersen was successful with a Bream weighing in at 874 gms. Bemm River retains the shield for 2016 displayed in the Bemm River Hotel.

Bemm River A/C had a secret weight competition, and it was won by Barry Easy.

A light lunch was enjoyed by all on the balcony of the Bemm Hotel. Many thanks to those who helped in making the weekend a great success.

                                                  Don Cunningham


Bemm River Fishing Report 17/2/16

Bemm hosted the great Hobie event, with good bags coming in.


What an amazing competition. Most competitors caught their bag of three Bream each day, and many trophy sized fish were weighed in. With all Bream returned to the water, it is a credit to the manner in which the event is managed. Competitors bring out their skills for all to see, and they certainly know how to fish the Bemm.


For the rest of us, we give it our best shot and it has been pretty good. With the Lake rising there has been some good bags of Bream caught in the channel. Flathead are patchy, but are great sport when you hook one.


The shallows in the Lake have been good value, and should continue to produce. Bream are taking sandworm and prawn, and live Prawn can give great action for Bream and Perch in the River.


There are plenty of bait size Prawn in the Lake, and hopefully they will continue to grow when the weather warms up.


                                                   DON CUNNINGHAM





The lake has closed, with the water rising rapidly.

Recent good catches from the shallows should continue, and the channel continues to fish well. Anglers have been catching fish off the platform. As the Lake rises, good angling should be a feature, although best results will be early morning, or towards evening. A few flathead have come in close to the banks, and there is a good opportunity to walk the shallows to find them. Bait fishing around the edges, is a very relaxing way to fish, but gumboots or waders will be needed, as it it muddy in some areas.

The prawn are bait size, and in good numbers. Avoid the full moon period if chasing them.

The surf should be worthwhile during these less windy periods, as Salmon are coming on the bite.

The next angling club meeting will be held on the 9th of February. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by our meeting.

The next event for the club is the competition against Stratford angling club on the 20th and 21st of February to be held at Bemm River. This is a heaviest Bream competition, fishing for the shield.

                                        DON CUNNINGHAM




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