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East Gippsland Fishing Report - July

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Fishing Report July 2024

Lakes Entrance - Surf beaches for snapper and kingfish on pilchard and squid. You will also find squid around North Arm Jetty. Try for luderick from the rocks at North arm using sandworm and weed and whiting are being caught from Fraser Island. Around the town jetties for bream, and flathead. Kingfish are also around the footbridge, biting on pilchards, local prawn and lures.

Lake Tyers -
 For bream try Mill Point and Fisherman’s Landing late in the afternoon till dusk, best results with sandworm, live shrimp and
fresh prawn.

Mitchell River -
From the Cut to the Dog hole bream and flathead are active, best results with sandworm, shrimp and cut crab. Give the Backwater a go for mullet using pipis and live worm.

Tambo River - From The Mouth of the Tambo to Johnsonville Boat ramp good-sized Bream are biting on cut crab, shrimp and sandworm. flathead are around Swan Reach chasing prawns.

Nicholson -
Good sized bream can be found around Car Bodies to Nicholson Bridge, preferred baits; sandworm, fresh prawn. Also try for Mullett around the Jetties.


Metung - Silver Trevally have been biting from the Cunninghame Arm in Lakes Entrance all the way through to Metung. Small bream and luderick being caught at the Pier. Large bream caught at The Mouth of the Tambo River.


Paynesville/Holland’s Landing - Try the town jetties for bream. Lake King and Lake Victoria have tailor chasing metal lures.

Marlo -
Hotspot for luderick is in the Estuary biting on sandworm. Bream are being caught around the Entrance and around the islands chasing laser lures, poppers, and blue bait. Gummy are being caught offshore.

Bemm River -
The entrance is open as of publish date. In the lake bream are active on local prawn. Salmon have been caught in the channel on metal lures.

Tamboon inlet -
Bream are taking worm in Western Bay, Try the Football Ground for flathead and trevally on local prawn. Surf Beach for Salmon and Tailor.

Omeo High Country -
The closure of the 2024 trout season in all Victorian rivers and streams is from 11 June to 6 September. Reopening Saturday, 7 September 2024.


For the latest information on any current Algae situation, please refer to the DEECA Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-and-catchments/rivers-estuaries-andwaterways/blue-green-algae and the DEECA Customer Service Centre on 136186. Compiled and transmitted by East Gippsland Visitor Information Centres. For information for your holiday, conference or event, contact us on 1800 637 060 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.visiteastgippsland.com.au/fishingreport Please note that both the Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centres are Agents for Issuing Recreational Fishing Licenses.

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