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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 11th January 2024

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Thursday 11th January, 2024

Lakes Entrance 

Garfish, Kingfish and snapper are around the Kalimna area and into Cunninghame Arm on the change of tide. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore at Six Mile Reef have pinkies and gummies closer to the beach. Water temp is around 18.5°.

Lake Tyers

Water levels are sitting at 2.2 metres. Garfish are active from No 2-boat ramp and around to the Waterwheel Tavern, for flathead try the shallow banks, for bream give around the Islands a go using prawn and plastics. Surf beaches have tailor and salmon.

Mitchell River

From the Grassy Banks, The Bluff, Eagle Point and the Silt Jetties for bream, biting on worm, spider crab, and plastics. For mullet and perch try Eagle Point Bay.

Tambo River

The river is a bit murky at the moment, as a result the best spots for bream are the Three Gums all the way down to The Snags and into Salt Creek, best results with soft plastics and drifting prawn.


Try around Thumb Point, the river mouth and Jones Bay with trolling lures, Lazer Raiders and Wonder Wobblers.


For a mixed bag give Box’s Creek, and Nungurner Jetty a try using local prawn, sandworm and pipis.


Lake King and Lake Victoria for tailor chasing metal lures. The best place for bream is around the town jetties on local prawn.

Holland's Landing

For bream and flathead try Tom’s Creek, Medusa Point, Griffin Point and into McLennan Strait, preferred bait being Mr Twister Rubber Tail jigs and worm.


Salmon are chasing metal lures and poppers; bream can be found in the river and around the town jetties taking prawn and worm. Surf beaches for gummy shark.

Bemm River

No report given.

Tamboon Inlet

In the river for bream biting on prawn and shrimp, Peters Rock have trevally taking pilchards and the Football Oval for pinkies with pilchards. Surf beaches are landing salmon biting on lures.


Offshore for flathead and gummies, the Bottom Lake has Jewfish, surf beaches also have salmon and tailor, best results with pilchards, poppers and metal lures.

Omeo High Country

The rivers are clearing nicely from the impact of the recent rains, give fly fishing with Nymphs, hard bodied lures and worm a try.


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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