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East Gippsland Fishing Report - June

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Fishing Report June 2024

Lakes Entrance - Surf beaches for Salmon and tailor chasing lures. Around the town jetties for bream, flathead and some King George whiting. Snapper and Kingfish are also in the lake, especially in Cunninghame Arm 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 prawn. Salmon, tailor and trevally are active on surf beaches taking lures.

Mitchell River -
Mullet are being caught in the backwater on pipis and mussels. Bream are at Picnic Point biting on prawn, flathead can be found near the Butter Factory and perch are being caught near the Mitchell River Bridge taking prawns and lures.ream are being caught in the Backwater on shrimp & prawn. Flathead can be found from the Grassy Banks to the Cut.

Tambo River - From The Bluff to the Rusty Gate for bream on cut crab. For mullet give from Johnsonville to Punt Road a go using pipis and
fresh mussels, flathead are around the Johnsonville Boat Ramp.

Nicholson -
Try from the Car bodies to the Nicholson Bridge for bream on live shrimp and prawn. Flathead are at the mouth of the river,
chasing plastics & sardines. The Boat Ramp to the river mouth for bream using local prawn.

Metung - Sizeable bream are being caught in the lake, hot spots are off the boardwalk & Shavings Point with local prawn. Snapper are also in the lakes.

Paynesville/Holland’s Landing - Bream are around the town jetties on local prawn, a few tailor can be found at the end of the Silt Jetties on silver lures. On the lakes tailor and salmon are being landed using hard body lures with a silver flash.....look for where the birds are diving! Eagle Point is fetching good sized bream.

Marlo -
Bream, luderick and mullet are in the estuary taking worm and prawn, best around the islands. Surf beaches for salmon chasing metal lures, poppers & pilchards. Hotspots are Marlo Jetty and up towards the entrance.

Bemm River -
The entrance is still closed, in the lake for flathead and bream, biting on local prawn and soft plastics. Surf beaches for salmon chasing metal lures.

Tamboon inlet -
Bream are taking worm in Western Bay, there are plenty of king prawns in the lake. The Football Ground for flathead and trevally on local prawn.

Mallacoota -
No report this week.

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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