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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 14th September 2023

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Thursday 14th of September, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

The shallow banks are the best spots for flathead, using prawn and soft plastics for best results. Bullock island for the odd salmon. Try surf beaches for trevally and salmon on the usual baits. Water temp offshore at six-mile reef is slowly moving up try for a mixed bag and pinkies.

Lake Tyers

Fishing has been a bit slow but the odd bream and trevally are about, also try Burnt Bridge and shallow banks for flathead. Water temperature is around 14⁰ and with temp improving flatties will become more active.

Mitchell River

From Grassy Banks to Shadoof Lodge and heading up to Picnic Point there are seagoing trout taking worm. Bream are biting on soft shell, cut crab and prawn, also try soft plastics.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream include Log Hole, The Cliffs, Lucerne Paddock, Bennetts Brook and all the way up to the three Gums and the Snags. Best baits being cut crab, prawn and drifting prawn baits.


Try for bream between the two bridges, The Reeds, The Cliffs and The Poplars up to the junction.


Nungurner Jetty and Baxter Island are best spots for bream and flathead. Give Rowley Point and Flannigan Island a try for bream, flathead, mullet and tailor. The town jetties and Chinamans creek are worth a look using prawn, plastics and soft-shell crab.


Bream are in the canals and the Straits chasing prawn. Try surf beaches for salmon and tailor on usual baits.

Holland's Landing

From Lake Wellington and into McLennan Strait is best for bream. Also give Seacombe Landing a try for bream, flathead and mullet best baits being worm, soft plastics, prawn and white bait.


Head to Lake Corringle for bream which are taking worm. Salmon and tailor are taking lures on incoming tide on surf beaches, pilchards and poppers for best results.

Bemm River

The entrance is still open and bream are up river chasing soft plastics and prawn. Salmon are in the channel chasing metal wires.

Tamboon Inlet

Plenty of bream in the river, best baits being prawn and shrimp. Trevally and pinkies at the football ground taking pilchards. Try Peters Rock for tailor chasing metal lures. The lake is still closed.


Top Lake up around The Narrows for flathead on prawn and soft plastics. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on usual baits. The town jetties are also worth a look as well as Harrison’s Channel and offshore for mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

Trout are active throughout all of the rivers, best spots include Anglers Rest, Big River, Lake Omeo, Mitta Mitta, Gibbo River and Cobungra, try all baits for best results.


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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