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The Bemm River Fishing Report is updated regularly. Bemm River is a small hamlet in East Gippsland 435 km east of Melbourne and is well known for its bream fishing. The Bemm River Report has been at several web addresses since its inception a decade ago but it now has a permanent home.
When driving from the Melbourne direction, one uses the Princess Highway and travels through Orbost and on a further 35 km to the Bemm River turn off at Manorina. It is a further 23 km south then to the township of Bemm River through the Bemm State Forest and the eastern tip of the Cape Conran National Park. Be careful if you are driving at night as there is a lot of wildlife on the road including wallabies, wombats and deer. If you are approaching from the east, Cann River is last town before the turn-off at Manorina. Petrol is not available in the Town and should be purchased from Orbost or Cann River before you arrive at Bemm River. Refer to the Map below.
The Bemm River flows into Sydenham Inlet north east of the town and the ocean beaches are a short drive to the southwest. The township is famous for its fishing but in more recent times other nature based activities have also attracted holiday makers to the area including bird watchers, eco-tourists and hikers. The inlet fishing is best from a small boat, which may be launched from one of the two ramps. The town contains a hotel, a shop, a caravan park and a number of self contained flats and bungalows. The Bemm River flows southwards out of the Bemm Forest over the falls just above the Old Coast Road bridge. The river below the falls (shown above) is under tidal influence when the Inlet is open and often contains spawning bream in the last few months of the year.
The above photo shows youngsters with their parents fishing in the Sydenham Inet at Luderick Park at Bemm River opposite the hotel as part of the Fishcare program. Speaking about fishing, the Bay (Port Phillip) has fished fairly well for Snapper in recent years. Some regular visitors to Bemm River are amongst the many who enjoy fishing in the Bay.
The Jetty at Black Rock.
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