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4th August, 2022

Lakes Entrance Fishing in Lakes Entrance has been a bit quiet, but give the town jetties, Rock Wall and up to the Point a go for the odd luderick. Surf beaches are landing salmon on pilchards and poppers, try Eastern Beach 2nd car park. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for snapper and morwong. Water temperature is around 12⁰ Celsius.
Lake Tyers Best spots for bream are in the upper reaches of the Nowa Nowa Arm and Burnt Bridge using shrimp and prawn.
Mitchell River The Hwy bridge for perch, bream are active from the Grassy Banks, down to the river mouth, also try Eagle Point Bay. Best baits being soft shell, hard body lures and prawn.
Tambo River Try Bennet’s Brook, The Power Lines, Lucerne Paddock, The Cliffs and The Log Hole for bream, using shrimp, soft shell crab and soft plastics.
Bream can be found around the town jetties, between the 2 bridges, The Reeds and The Car Bodies, preferred baits being cut crab, soft plastics, and shrimp. At the Straight Six bream are around the 40cm mark and are catch and release only.
Try the town jetties, Marina, the Boardwalk, Chinaman’s Creek and Box’s Creek. There is also a lot of juvenile bream still around.
Paynesville On the beach side of Ocean Grange for salmon, taking pilchards and poppers, give the town jetties and back waters a go as well.
Hollands Landing McLennan Strait for bream, on cut crab, shrimp, and soft shell.
Marlo Lake Corringle have bream. Salmon and tailor from the surf beach taking metal lures. Offshore for gummies and flathead
Bemm River Bream are in the lake on local prawn, salmon are still in the channel biting on metal lures.
Tamboon Inlet The river for bream on cut crab and shrimp, Western Bay for pinkies, Peter’s Rock for salmon on blue bait.
Mallacoota The top lake is producing bream, flathead, and jewfish with best results using plastics.
Omeo High Country Closed season.
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