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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 13th April 2023

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Thursday 13th April 2023

Lakes Entrance 

For a mixed bag, try Kalimna Jetty, Bullock Island, The Footbridge and around the town jetties. Surf beaches are landing salmon and tailor.

Lake Tyers

A 73cm mulloway was caught in deep water on a vibe lure. Trevally are in the main lake and up into Nowa Nowa Arm, taking local prawn and plastics. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor.

Mitchell River

River mouth and Eagle Point Bay for bream on the usual baits, Tailor are biting on metal lures.

Tambo River

For bream try The Three Gum’s, The Snag’s and the river mouth with worm, drifting prawn and soft shell.


Flathead around the 50cm mark are around The Swimming Hole, The Railway bridge and river mouth, best results using hard body lures.


The hotel jetty for bream, also try Shaving Point and Lake King on soft plastics and prawn. Tailor are about taking metal lures.


Nice tailor are to be had using metal lures, town jetties for bream biting on prawn. Reedy Island and Flannigan’s Island for flathead mainly in the shallows.

Holland's Landing

Tom’s Creek, The Snag’s, Cameron’s Point and Blonde Bay for bream on soft plastics.


Even with the rough weather Marlo is still producing good fish with bream and flathead found in the shallower areas. Surf for salmon and tailor, offshore has had big swells.

Bemm River

The entrance is open, bream are in the lake and channel also tailor and flathead biting on blades, soft plastics and prawn.

Tamboon Inlet

Good sized bream are in the river, preferred baits being soft plastics and shrimp. The entrance is still closed, water levels are high and could break through at any time.


Top and bottom lakes are the best spots for bream and flathead, also give Harrison’s Channel, The Narrows and Snapper Point a go. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor

Omeo High Country

All the river systems have good stocks of trout to be had mainly chasing fly patents, spinner’s and wobblers.


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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