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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 1st December 2022

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Thursday 1st December

Lakes Entrance 

Bay trout are being caught at Kalimna Jetty taking blue bait, the foot bridge for whiting and trevally. Tailor and salmon are being caught on the surf beach and offshore at the Six-Mile marker for a mixed bag.

Lake Tyers

Bream are being caught in front of the Water Wheel Tavern, while you can find flathead in the shallow banks. Try the Glasshouse surf beach for salmon, tailor and gummies.

Mitchell River

The river mouth is the best for bream also try Lake King and Eagle Point Bay, tailor can be found in Lake King using gold and silver lures. Perch and bream can be found around the Wy yung football ground area using soft shell, spider crab, prawn and worm.

Tambo River

Bream are being caught at the river mouth using prawn.


The river is very dirty with recent rains, the best spot would be the river mouth using soft shell, prawn, spider crab and local prawn.


With the weather being a bit rough try Shaving Point for whiting, town jetties, Boxes Creek and Nungurner are also worth a try.


Tailor are chasing metal lures, whiting is being caught around the back side of Raymond Island, using pipis, mussel and worm.

Holland's Landing

Hollands Landing into Bull Point and towards Blonde Bay and Storm Point you can find bream, flathead and mullet on usual baits also try Tom’s Creek around the structures.


Lake Corringle and the town jetties are the spots to land bream, luderick and some estuary perch. Salmon and tailor are being caught off the surf beach.

Bemm River

The entrance is open, bream is in the river taking prawn, salmon is being caught in the channel on lures. The road to Pearl Point has been repaired.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream measuring up to 45cm are being caught up to Furnell Landing taking cut crab and shrimp. At Eagons Bank you can find flathead taking blue bait and pilchards also try Peters Rock.


There is plenty of bream and flathead in the system to be had, best results have been using soft plastics and vibes, offshore for kingfish.

Omeo High Country

Anglers Rest, Lightning Creek, the Mitta Mitta and all other rivers and streams are good for trout taking earth worm, drifting lures and soft 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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