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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 11th of May 2023

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Thursday 11th April

Lakes Entrance 

For salmon and tailor try around the town jetties and Bullock Island, on the incoming tide. Surf beaches have tailor and salmon chasing metal lures. Offshore for pinkies, flathead and gummy shark. Water temperature is around 15 -16⁰. The annual Broadbill Swordfish Championships is on again from 13th May to 11 th June. To register for this event go to: www.vgfc.au

Lake Tyers

Around the banks and drop offs in the main lake for bream, give Nowa Nowa Arm a try as well, best results using local prawn. Flathead are a bit quiet at the moment.

Mitchell River

Good sized bream are to be had around Eagle Point Bay and The Bluff, using soft shell prawn, cut crab and plastics. Tailor are still active around Lake King and Lake Victoria.

Tambo River

For nice sized bream, head down Punt Road at Johnsonville then onto The Three Gums the river mouth and The Snags, using soft shell prawn, cut crab and plastics.


Best spots for bream are around the Two Bridges, heading to the 2 nd Fence then down to Thumb Point, preferred baits being soft shell, cut crab, local prawn and soft plastics.


Shaving Point and the river mouth for nice sized bream and flathead, on local prawn and soft plastics.


There is still some salmon and tailor chasing metal lures in Lake King and Lake Victoria. Town jetties have bream biting on prawn. Note: let the prawn drift with no sinkers attached.

Holland's Landing

Secombe Landing, Wood Pile, Hollands Landing, Medusa Point and Tom’s Creek for bream and flathead using prawn, soft shell, cut crab and soft plastics.


Both the rivers are producing nice bream. Salmon and tailor on the incoming tide with metal lures. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on pilchards and poppers. Offshore for a mixed bag. Water temperature is around 16⁰.

Bemm River

The entrance is still open, try the lake for bream with soft plastics and local prawn.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream are active in the river mouth and at Peters Rock biting on prawn, trevally can be found at the football oval on blue bait and pilchards. The entrance is open.


The bream competition produced good fish in the top lake and Gipsy Point, tailor are active around the entrance taking metal lures. Yellowfin bream are out and about biting on yabbies.

Omeo High Country

Trout are active in all the High-Country rivers chasing drifting earthworm, gold and silver wobblers and different coloured winged spinners. Please check weather conditions before venturing out.


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DEECA Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-andcatchments/rivers-estuaries-and-waterways/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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