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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 1st February 2024

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Thursday 1st February 2024

Lakes Entrance 

There are some King Fish and whiting about, best spots are Kalimna Jetty and up to Nungurner Jetty. Surf beaches are best for salmon and tailor on pilchards and poppers. Offshore at the Pipeline for snapper, flathead, gummies and some striped marlin.

Lake Tyers

The main lake is fishing well for bream and flathead up around the 93cm mark. Try Mill Point, Fisherman’s Landing, the main car park and No.2 Jetty. Garfish are about too. Fish are taking all baits and water temp is around 24°

Mitchell River

For bream and whiting give The Cut, along Rivermouth Road, around the river mouth, Eagle Point and Eagle Point Bay a go using pipis, worm, soft shell, prawn and plastics.

Tambo River

From the Powerlines to Bennetts Brook, Howletts Flat, Three Gums and down to The Snags, preferred baits being prawns, plastics and worm.


The Two Bridges heading down to the Swimming Hole and into Jones Bay for bream using local prawn and plastics for best results.


Hit the town jetties for bream. For whiting give Chinamans Creek, Box’s Creek and Nungurner Jetty a go with worm and prawn.


Bream are active around the town jetties and around the back of Raymond Island, on local prawn and plastics. Give Newland’s Arm, Carstairs Bank and Bunga Arm a go.

Holland's Landing

Lake Wellington, Seacombe Landing, the Woodpile and into Medusa Point are best for bream and flathead, chasing prawn, cut pilchards and soft plastics. Blonde Bay and Storm Point are worth a look too.


In the lake for luderick, bream, mullet and perch, also try around the islands using local prawn and worm. Incoming tide has salmon and tailor using metal lures. Surf beaches are producing tailor and salmon.

Bemm River

Surf beaches for salmon and tailor with best results on metal lures, pilchards, bream and flathead are in the lake taking soft plastics and local prawn.

Tamboon Inlet

In the river, Pelican Point, Peters Rock and Tamboon South for bream biting on local prawn and shrimp. Salmon and tailor are active over the surf beach chasing pilchards and poppers.


For bream, flathead and the odd garfish try the Top and Bottom Lakes, the Junction, Bull Ring, Harrison Channel and Captains Point using sand worm. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

Trout are active in all the rivers, chasing dry flies, spinners and grasshoppers.


For the latest information on any current Algae situation, please refer to the DEECA Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-and-catchments/rivers-estuaries-andwaterways/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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