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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 16th of March 2023


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Thursday 16th March 2023

Lakes Entrance 

There are still plenty of garfish to be found around the jetties biting on bread and prawn, Eastern beach for salmon and tailor on pilchards. Luderick are around Bullock Island and along the rock wall from the Highway Bridge to Kalimna Jetty. Offshore, Six Mile Reef has leather jacket, trevally, whiting and gummies closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

The whole lake system is producing good sized fish, especially bream and flathead around the banks. For prawns try the main lake and into the arms.

Mitchell River

From the Bluff to the river mouth for bream, Eagle Point for flathead biting on prawn and soft plastics. Bass are active in the upper reaches of Lindenow, taking hard body lures.

Tambo River

For bream try Burn’s Flat, the Power Lines onto Marshall’s Flat and the river mouth, using soft shell, cut crab, prawn and plastics.


The Strait Six, towards the Two Bridges, onto the 2 nd Fence and Thumb Point are best for bream, preferred baits being soft shell, cut crab and prawn.


Bream and luderick are along the Boardwalk towards Chinaman’s Creek around the boat area. Give the mouth of the Tambo a go as well.


Tailor are active chasing metal lures. Bream can be found around the structures and jetties, best results with drifting prawn.

Holland's Landing

Carstairs Bank for whiting around the 40cm mark, using pipis. For even better results keep moving around the system.


Marlo is still producing good sized bream, luderick, perch, salmon and tailor. Offshore is landing gummies and flathead.

Bemm River

Bream are in the lake and channel taking lures and prawn. Flathead are also about biting on soft plastics.

Tamboon Inlet

Plenty of bream are to be had with prawn. Flathead can be found around Eagan’s Bank, on live mullet and soft plastics.


Bream and flathead are active in the system, especially towards the evening using prawn and plastics. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor with pilchards. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

The Mitta Mitta, Cobungra, Gibbo, Anglers Rest and the Victoria River are the best spots for trout chasing drifting earthworm, fly patents, spinners 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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