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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 17th November 2022


Thursday 17th November 2022

Lakes Entrance 

The Footbridge, around the islands, Kalimna Jetty and up to Nungurner for whiting. Trevally can be found in the North and Cunningham Arms. Surf beaches for salmon, tailor, gummy shark and the odd snapper. Offshore at Pipeline and Six Mile Reef for a good mixed variety

Lake Tyers

The entrance has finally reopened. Sand Banks and in the main lake for bream and flathead. Give the surf beach a look for tailor, gummy shark and salmon.

Mitchell River

The river has become a bit dirty with the recent rains, the best spots for bream are the river mouth, and into Lake King, using spider crab, prawns and soft shell. There are also some tailor chasing silver lures in Lake King.

Tambo River

With recent rains the river is quite dirty, as a result try around the river mouth for bream with spider crab, soft shell and local prawn.


Again, the river is muddy with all the recent rains, with the river mouth being the best spot for bream at this time, taking spider crab, cut crab, local prawn and softshell.


For whiting give Shaving Point, Nungurner Jetty, around Flannigan’s, and Fraser Islands, Barrier Landing and Hopetoun Channel a go, best bait’s being pipis, mussels and worm.


Around the mouth of the Mitchell River for bream on spider crab, and soft shell. There has been some tailor about the entrance and into Lake King taking silver lures.

Holland's Landing

Latrobe River, entering Lake King and through to the Strait’s, Plover’s Point, Seacombe Landing and into Bull Point are the best spots for bream, also try Cameron Point down to Storm Point.


Town jetties and Lake Corringle for bream, there has been some perch around as well. Surf Beaches for salmon and tailor on the usual baits.

Bemm River

In the river and lake for bream taking local prawn and plastics, the channel is best for salmon, tailor and trevally biting on plastic’s and metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

Lake for bream on local prawn, Tamboon South on the incoming tide have bream taking lures. Flathead are biting on blue bait.


Top and bottom lakes, town jetties and Harrison’s Channel are showing good results for bream and flathead.

Omeo High Country

With the recent rains the rivers are running hard, so floating baits are the best for landing trout with earth worms and plastics.


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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