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Maribyrnong river Bream and Jewfish, Melbourne fishing

It was a beautiful Monday morning when I was cruising out of the warmies boat ramp at williamstown on my way to pick up Rob for a morning of bream fishing, made even better by the fact that it was a Monday and I didn’t have to go to work!

Melbourne Sunrise

We decided to fish the Maribyrnong river, and see how it was fishing as we hadn’t been up in there for a while. I picked Rob up near Flemington and we headed up to the first moorings after that to start fishing, Rob only had a few hours before he had to go to work, so down with the electric and straight into it.

maribyrnong river bream

It was only a few minutes in when Rob hooked himself a nice bream on a sx40, good start, the fish were definitely around. We kept fishing upstream hitting up jetties and bridges mainly, we were seeing a few fish feeding high on the bridge pylons too.

Next bridge a baby vibe was cast hard up and against a pylon and allowed to sink, and I was into my first bream for the morning, again a nice Maribyrnong bream.

maribyrnong river bream

Because Rob only had a couple of hours to fish with me so we cruised upstream and hit up the next bridge. I had changed to a gulp shrimp and was casting tight again the bridge structure allowing it to sink. Second cast I felt the line go tight and I hooked into what thought was a thumper bream. It had a few too many big runs back for cover when I had the inkling it may be something else, something a bit bigger maybe. I managed to keep it off the pylons and coax it out into open water, and when it came up to the surface we were right, a lovely school jewfish had decided to eat my lure. As you can imagine I was pretty happy with catching and releasing my first jewie, it’s a great feeling even when not targeting them.

maribyrnong river jewfish

After taking some pics and releasing the Jewie it was time to drop Rob back off and I set about exploring some new spots ready for the vic bream classic coming up. A few small bream were caught and a nice session was had with the awesome jewie catch fresh in my mind.

More pics in the gallery.

Tight lines.



maribyrnong river lure fishing

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Published on: March 15, 2013

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2 Responses to Maribyrnong river Bream and Jewfish, Melbourne fishing

  1. rppstrang@hotmail.com' Robert says:

    Great to hear you had a great time. I am about to take some of my older relies on a cruise from the warmies to somewhere up the marybinong, can you tell me how far we can go and what we might expect? Thank you robert

    • Darren says:

      Hi Robert, you can go pretty far up the maribyrnong by boat, I have been as far up as canning reserve, but pretty sure you can go further. This time of year the fishing is a bit slower up the river, with the bream spawning and holding deep, and plenty of coloured water coming down. There are still a few Jewies around though and the bream will be starting to bite, so they will be your best bet. just try a few spots up the system until you find the fish. cheers

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