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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 16th of February 2023

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Thursday 16th of February 2023

Lakes Entrance 

There is still good-sized garfish, bream and flathead in Cunninghame Arm and up towards Kalimna Jetty, Whiting are around Rigby and Fraser Islands. Surf beaches for salmon, tailor, trevally and gummies. Offshore at Six Mile and Pipeline have gummies and good-sized flathead.

Lake Tyers

The shallow banks for flathead, The Glasshouse and main lake are producing good sized fish on the usual baits. Nice sized bream are to be had using local prawn and soft plastics.

Mitchell River

Best spot for bream is around the river mouth with lures, prawn, and soft shell. Lindenow still has bass, biting on lures, hard bodies and soft plastics.

Tambo River

For bream try The Cliff’s, The Blue Hole, down to the Power Lines and Howlett’s Flat on drifting prawn, cut crab, soft shell and plastics.


Garfish are active around the Fishing Club boat ramp, with good results using sandworm or cured worm.


The town jetties and Shaving Point for bream and whiting, Nungurner and Boxes Creek have whiting and garfish biting on mussels. Tailor are active taking lures.


Whiting and tailor are through the system taking lures, sandworm, mussels and pipis.

Holland's Landing

Point Wilson for whiting, bream and mullet. Along the Northern Banks for salmon with lures.


Bream, luderick, salmon and tailor can be found on the incoming tide. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

The entrance is closed, bream are in the lake and river, biting on local prawn. Tailor are chasing metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

The Sandhill, Peter’s Rock and the river mouth for bream on prawn, the football ground has pinkies and trevally using blue bait, Egan’s Bank for flathead.


Top and bottom lakes have a good mixed bag, also give Mallacoota Wharf and the boat ramp a go, surf beaches for salmon and tailor. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

For best results with catching trout try fly patents, floating earthworm, metal lures and spinners.


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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