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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 15th December 2022


Thursday 15th December

Lakes Entrance 

The footbridge and floating pontoon for a mixed bag, Bullock Island for salmon on the incoming tide chasing metal lures. For the brave, Eastern Beach is landing salmon and tailor with pilchards, poppers and metal lures. Offshore and The Entrance at the moment has strong winds and high swell.

Lake Tyers

Perch and bream can be found around the structures, flathead are in the main lake, taking hard body lures and soft plastics.

Mitchell River

Bream are active at The Cut down to The Two Bells, best baits being prawn, spider crab and soft shell. Tailor are in Lake King, using silver and gold metal lures.

Tambo River

Try Howlett’s Flat, The Three Gum’s down to The Snag’s. also try Tambo Light and Salt Creek, using spider crab, soft shell and prawn.


With the cool weather, rug up and head down to the 2nd Fence and Thumb Point for bream, best results using soft shell crab, prawn, and drifting prawn.


At Boole Poole Peninsula and Silver Shot public jetty for whiting, biting on mussel, worm and pipis. Give both Chinaman’s Creek and Boxes Creek a go as well.


Best spots for bream and flathead are in The Strait, town jetties and structures, also give Banksia Peninsula, Duck Arm, and Newland’s Arm a go with prawn and plastics.

Holland's Landing

Plover Point for bream, flathead and mullet, best results using pumped sandworm. Give Botts Point a try with worm, prawn and soft plastics.


The Snowy, Brodribb and The Junction as well as the Islands are producing good bream, perch, salmon and tailor. The incoming tide is also bringing in some luderick. Surf beach for salmon and tailor.

Bemm River

Bream are in the river taking soft plastics and prawn. In the channel for salmon chasing metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

The river mouth for bream, on shrimp and crab, Pelican Point and Aeroplane Rocks for flathead and bream on the usual baits.


Harrison’s Channel, around the Islands, the bottom lake and The Narrow’s for flathead. Town jetties for luderick and leather jacket.

Omeo High Country

Still plenty of good-sized trout being caught in all the rivers, preferred baits being, fly patterns, spinners, wobblers and drifting earth worm.


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DELWP Water website: Blue-green algae advice changed across the Gippsland Lakes (water.vic.gov.au) and the DELWP 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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