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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 15th June

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Thursday 15th of June, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

For a mixed bag try the Footbridge and floating jetty. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on pilchards, poppers, and hard bodied lures. Offshore at Six Mile Reef has morwong, flathead, pinkies, and the odd gummy. The water temp has dropped as winter sets in.

Lake Tyers

Around the islands and into Camerons Arm for bream. Tailor and salmon are active on the surf beaches using bait or metal lures.

Mitchell River

With fresh water entering the river, bream have made their way closer to the river mouth, best baits are soft shell, cut crab, spider crab and plastics.

Tambo River

From the Power Lines to Howletts Flat and all the way to The Snags and Tambo Light for bream chasing local prawn, cut crab and soft shell.


There are nice sized bream around the 48cm mark to be had, using spider crab, soft shell, cut crab and local prawn. Tailor are around the river mouth taking metal lures.


Best spots for bream are at the mouth of the Tambo River, Bancroft Bay, Chinamans Creek and Box’s Creek, with prawn, cut crab, spider crab and soft plastics.


Try the town jetties and structures for bream, best results using soft shell, local prawn, cut crab and spider crab. The odd tailor are about chasing metal lures.

Holland's Landing

For bream and the odd flathead try the mouth of Lake Wellington into McLennan Strait and Griffin Point, preferred baits being soft plastics, worm, local prawn, cut crab and spider crab.


Lake Corringle, the Brodribb River and Bream Point have bream biting on cut crab, prawn, soft shell, worm, and spider crab. Salmon and tailor are taking metal lures on the incoming tide. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

The entrance is still open, salmon are in the channel chasing metal lures, bream can be found in the lake, try using local prawn and soft plastics. Surf beaches for tailor and salmon on blue bait.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream are active in the river biting on cut crab, prawn, soft plastics and spider crab. Tailor are also about chasing metal lures. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on poppers and pilchards.


Top and bottom lakes have bream and good-sized flathead, which are spawning at the moment, also give the upper reaches of the river a go, using plastics and local prawn. Surf beaches for tailor and salmon.

Omeo High Country

There has been a dumping of snow in the high country so please be careful walking along the rivers. Good sized trout are chasing earth worm, nymphs, soft plastics, fly patents, spinners, and wobblers.


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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