FISHING REPORT NUMBER 2
A great start to the year with lots of happy anglers.
The Lake remains very high and will need rain to fill. Prawns are available, however it is hard going with the high water.
Bream and Flathead are biting and frozen prawn is the favoured bait.
Good bags have been taken from the channel, but it has been very windy and tying up to the bank out of the wind has helped keep anglers fishing.
It has been one of the most productive Christmas New Year’s periods I can remember and I’m sure that the flathead have contributed to this.
Many Anglers have turned to plastics and drifting about in the channel is the way to go. Much excitement for all, with good bags landed. A wonderful introduction to lure fishing.
Plastics, Vibes and Hard bodies have been taking a lot of Bream with most of these anglers practicing catch and release.
There seems to be a few grades of bream with an abundance of 28 to 29 cm taken. Those anglers seeking 30cm plus have been well rewarded, however stealth is required.
Reports I have, indicate a few Perch can be caught on lures around the weed beds. There are ample areas of weed in front of the channel, as well as at the mouth of Swan Lake. It is very pleasing that the size of the perch range from approx 20cm up to 40 cm which indicates a couple of age groupings coming on.
We have heard of those 45 to 55cm bruisers which will blow your mind if you can get one into the landing net.
The surf has salmon available but it has been a difficult time, with wind and sometimes weed spoiling the attempts.
A very wet and cold winter affected the fishing through July and into spring. It was a welcome event when anglers found the bream in the river. Later in the day was best using frozen prawn.
When the Lake closed the channel came into play and it is proving to be a long spawning season.
The heaviest bream for the club in 2011 was landed by Patty McLaren and weighed in at 1.550 kg an outstanding fish.
It would be hard to top Cameron Stewarts big Mulloway caught on a six pound leader using a Cameo Gulp Worm, at 20kg this was an amazing effort. Cameron has been coming to Bemm with his father since he was two and now brings his young family, continuing this wonderful association. photo on the left below
Joel Bailey Corryong new club member picture on the right below