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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 12 October 2023

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Thursday 12th of October, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Some whiting are about, biting on pippis, also flathead are chasing worm, prawn and plastics. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor, there is some weed about. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for pinkies and flathead, with gummies closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

Bream near the 40cm mark are in the main lake, also try Nowa Nowa Arm and Blackfellows Arm. Flathead are taking plastics. This week a local landed one close to a metre in length. Surf beach for tailor and salmon. Water temp is around 18 – 20 degrees.

Mitchell River

From the Cliffs up to the back water is producing good sized bream, best results using soft shell, cut crab, prawn and plastics.

Tambo River

Try Howletts Flat onto Punthouse Point, the Three Gums, up to the river mouth, the Snags, Tambo Light and Swan Bay using drifting prawn, soft shell and plastics.


From the Two Bridges all the way to the river mouth are the best spots for bream biting on cut crab, prawn and soft shell


Flathead can be found in the backwaters on prawn and soft plastics, also give Box’s Creek and Chinamans Creek a look. There is some grass about in the lake system. 


For bream try Banksia Peninsula, Duck Arm and around the town jetties. Mullet and tailor can be found around Newlands Arm.

Holland's Landing

Lake Wellington and into The Straits for bream. Flathead are around Tom’s Creek, preferred baits being sand worm, soft plastics and soft shell. 


Lake Corringle has bream, the Snowy River for luderick and bass. Salmon on the incoming tide chasing metal lures. The surf beaches and up to Cape Conran for gummies, try Frenchs Narrows for flathead. 

Bemm River

The entrance is closed. Bream are in the channel, lake system and river biting on local prawn and sandworm.

Tamboon Inlet

Try the river for bream using prawn and cut crab, incoming tide for salmon with lures. The football ground has pinkies taking prawn.


Town jetties has a mixed bag, Harrisons Channel for flathead. Give the top and bottom lakes a go for bream on prawn, plastics and soft shell.

Omeo High Country

 All the river systems are producing good sized fish, chasing drifting earth worm, plastics, wobblers, spinners and fly patents.


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