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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 19th January 2023

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Thursday 19th January 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Bream are active in the front lake. Eastern, Bunga and Lake Tyers surf beaches have salmon chasing metal lures. Offshore at The Pipeline and Six Mile Reef for a mixed bag including gummies and leather jackets.

Lake Tyers

The entrance has closed. Bream and flathead are around the banks, from Mill Point to the Tavern car park and around the Glasshouse. The main lake is producing some good fish.

Mitchell River

Best spots for bream are at Eagle Point and The Bluff, using soft shell and spider crab. Tailor are active in Lake King and Victoria, taking metal lures. Bass are at Picnic Point biting on surface lures.

Tambo River

From the Blue Hole to Burns Flat, The Poplars, heading down to the river mouth and into Swan Bay for bream, best baits being soft shell, prawn and cut crab. Give the Snag’s and Tambo Light a go as well.


Bream can be found around the Pear Tree, the Swimming Hole and the river mouth, preferred baits are local prawn and drifting prawn.


Lake King and Lake Victoria for tailor using metal lures, Chinaman’s Creek and around Nungurner Jetty for whiting.


Scott’s Point for flathead, town jetties and the Grassy Banks for bream.

Holland's Landing

Try McLennan Strait, Blonde Bay and Storm Point for bream and flathead on the usual baits and lures.


French’s Narrows for salmon taking lures, bream and perch are in the lake. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

In the lake for bream and flathead biting on surface lures and local prawn. Surf beach has salmon and tailor.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream are up the river taking crab and shrimp. Tailor are still cruising around. For flathead try Aeroplane Rocks and Peter’s Rock with pilchards.


The Bull Ring for perch and bream on Bass yabbies, prawn and lures, Captain’s Point for luderick. Harrison’s Channel has a mixed bag and the surf beaches for salmon and tailor.

Omeo High Country

All the major rivers are producing good sized trout, chasing wobblers, spinners, floating worm and fly patents.


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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