Bemm Angling Club Newsletter June 2012-06-16
We now have a large entrance after the recent flood. Our drive into Bemm has been changed with a lot of those wonderful gum trees now fallen and many over the road.
So it was a massive event which took 2 days to clear the road of the trees and then the flood water covered the road for a couple of days and stretched fuel supplies in Bemm and generators proving their value, not many people about fortunately and while there were many cancellations for the long weekend those that came had pretty good time..The water was very coloured and pretty high still so anglers were pleased with the lovely sunny days and a good Bream or 2 in their bag. Prawn took most fish with Lures being a good option. Vibes seem to work even in dirty water.
Angling has been a challenge since Easter so the very calm spells of weather while great to be out in seemed to make the Bream very shy, however the Salmon and Taylor were very savage on the run in tide, even if you don’t like them they do give you some awesome sport.
One of our groups had some exciting sessions on the salmon and used Salmon fillet to hook a big shark, a lot went wrong, so while the man on the rod backed up to the sand dune his mate got in the water to grab the shark by the tail witch promptly latched onto one of the boys knee., all seemed well Gummy’s don’t have teeth so with much effort the fish was beached, now it got serious, the shark would not let go of the knee and when the blood started to flow it became obvious that it was no Gummy, it turned out to be a Seven Gill and it was over 7 feet long, with a bit of persuasion the shark finally let go, now these sharks have pretty good set of munchers so a trip the Orbost medical centre and 28 stitches later rounded off an eventful day.
Many thanks to all those who responded to the Coastal Board Action Plan , this response has caused a major rethink about the recommendation within the draft.
I believe the draft will be amended in our favour and that a lot of good will come out of what has been a very serious issue.
The Angling club has been invaluable as a registered voice which would have been difficult to handle any other way.
We must remain vigilant, there are many issues to be decided and currently we are going to be involved in a Foreshore Management Plan which will list our needs for the foreseeable future.
Don’s Blog will feature updates as time goes by, however I would be happy to talk to members by phone if they wish to on 0458 515484
7 Gill Shark as discussed above..Photo below