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2nd December, 2021

Lakes Entrance Cunningham Arm, Fraser Island and Rigby Island for whiting on the incoming tide, best results using pipis or small pieces of squid legs. Offshore at Six - Mile Reef are landing snapper around the 50kg mark. Try pipeline for jackass and rubber lipped morwong. Decent gummy shark can be found close to the beach.
Lake Tyers At Mill Point and surrounding areas for good size bream and flathead. There are plenty of salmon to be had, fishing is very good all-around this lake system.
Mitchell River The back water for perch, biting on vibes and plastics. Eagle Point heading down to the river mouth for bream on cut crab, prawn and soft plastics.
Tambo River Sardine Flat’s and along Sardine track are landing bream, using drifting prawn, spider crab and soft plastics. Give Marshall’s Flats and The Three Gums a look as well.
Nicholson Try the Strait Six, Car Bodies and The Two bridges for bream, best results on cut crab, spider crab and floating prawn.

Shavings Point has whiting, taking pipis and worm, the town jetties are producing a good variety of fish including bream. Box’s Creek also has bream using prawn, crab and soft plastics.

Paynesville The Town jetties and The Strait are catching bream, best baits being prawn. There is whiting to be had at Ocean Grange taking pipis, mussels, worm or squid legs.
Holland's Landing

No report due to ongoing weather conditions.

Marlo The rivers are still quite dirty, but the surf beaches are producing salmon and tailor. Offshore are catching flathead, gummy shark and pinky snapper.
Bemm River Bream can be found in the lake channel, best baits are local prawn, soft plastics and hard bodies.
Tamboon Inlet Bream can be found in the lake also at Egan’s Bank and the football ground, reaching sizes between 40 to 50cms, using cut crab, and prawn. Give Peters Rock a go on the incoming tide for tailor.
Mallacoota There are still plenty of flathead in the bottom lake, using prawn or soft plastics. Surf beaches for salmon on pilchards and poppers.
Omeo High Country All rivers are producing good fish and are taking all baits presented to them.



























For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DEWLP Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-and-catchments/rivers-estuaries-and-waterways/blue-green-algae and the DEWLP Customer Service Centre on 136186.

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