Posted by megan on December 5, 2012
BEMM RIVER FISHING REPORT
October has been pretty windy until now, and anglers have had mixed success.
The river has been producing good bags of bream at times, but recent rain seems to have slowed them down. Best reports indicate the bream have travelled upstream above the first power line.
It has been an unusual season for the river. The huge flood has contributed to this, and it could be a late full on spawning run, maybe late November. Those anglers lucky enough to be here on the better days have enjoyed fair catches, with the best results at the Mahogany’s in the lake.
As the water warms up we have seen the shallow edges firing, a sign of things to come. Flathead are showing up now, with inside the river mouth being productive. Plastics and vibes on the drift work well.
Perch have been taken in the river and a few in the channel using lures. Not many salmon left in the channel, however Tailor have been good fun on trolling lures. Not too many reports from the beaches, I believe it could take some time for them to recover.
Some of us will remember Frank Allen who passed away recently. Frank came to Bemm with his older brothers in the forties. The Allen Brothers were well known market gardeners and Frank used to fill large eskies with fresh produce each time he came to Bemm. A very generous man, who loved Bemm and could recall many events that had occurred over almost seventy years. A wonderful family man to whom we pass on our condolences.
Photo's of recent visitors to bemm River below