Black Bream fishing reports. Because Bream are one of Melbourne and indeed Victoria‘s great Estuary fish species.

You can fish all year for Bream in Victoria.  Though they are a lot less active during Winter in my experience.  Starting to fire off in late August. 

Scientific Name: Acanthopagrus butcheri

Bream Fishing Fishing Reports from around Melbourne and regional Victoria.

While very timid bream can be a fantastic fighting fish.

As a panfish, the flesh is very tasty.

August 2022 Black Bream Fishing Reports – What We Collect

We record the number of catches of each species when we prepare our Bream fishing reports. All Getfished Fishing Reports are aggregated from multiple resources. Including dedicated submitted fishing reports, Youtube videos, and more.

August 2022 Black Bream Year To Date Reports

Locations Qty
Balcombe Creek,Vic1
Lake Tyers,Vic1
Nicholson River Estuary2
Bemm River1
Nicholson River1

August 2022 Black Bream Lure Reports Year To Date

Soft Plastics 2

August 2022 Black Bream Bait Reports Year To Date


Bream are caught on a wide variety of baits, hardbody lures and soft plastics.

Bream are sensitive to environmental conditions.  They also seem to be sensitive to what fishos have on their hands.

Some claim bream, for example, can detect odour on your fingers ranging from petro-chemicals to nicotine from cigarettes.  Allegedly smokers find it harder to catch bream.

To my knowledge, this has never been scientifically verified.

Victorian Bream Fishing Season: Bream Fishing Season: All Year Round. Best during warmer months.

I have found Bream fishing reports become less frequent through June and July. Picking up again in late August, sometime in the last week or two.

How We Source The Bream Fishing Reports From Around Victoria

Bream fishing reports largely come from regional Melbourne and Gippsland.  We collate reports from user submissions, website sharing and from Youtube videos.

Often the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and the Gippsland Lakes form the most bulk of reports during the year.

However, catches are common in the Werribee River in Werribee South. As well as spots like the Barwon River, Bemm River and Mordialloc Creek.

Bream Fishing Report Videos

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ZMan Swim SwmZ

Black Bream. Gotta admit. I’ve never been great at actually catching them At least until very recent years.

What changed? The only thing that changed is I quit smoking.

Bream are notoriously picky. For years I read various experts telling us they are sensitive to contaminants. Even on our fingers.

True? False? Correlation? Duno.

However. Now I can catch them I end to use either Zman Slim Swimz or bait to fish for them. Using my secret chicken recipe.

Sometimes I do both. Using two rods. Soak some chicken on a paternoster (a whiting style rig works fine) and cast around a soft plastic.

In 2022 effective baits, according to our collated Bream fishing reports, have included: Prawn.

Some successful Bream fishos, like Wayne Okeefe, use berley cages on their lines, in place of sinkers. Delivering targetted fine berley exactly where their bait has landed. This provides a trail that leads back to the bait. You’ll find Wayne is pretty effective in doing this.

This technique helps you actually catch fish, rather than nibbles because the hook is too large. It has the side-effect of allowing you to catch other species like pinky snapper and mullet, too.

Another trick to try is to start out with smaller hooks, working your way up to bigger sizes once you start catching Bream.