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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 20th July

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Thursday 20th of July, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Surf beaches are producing good sizes salmon and tailor chasing metal lures. Cunninghame Arm for trevally and garfish, grass whiting are around the Island. Luderick can be found around the Rock Wall, Kalimna Jetty and heading up to Nungurner. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for a mixed bag.

Lake Tyers

For bream around the 41cm mark try the main lake, top end of Nowa Nowa Arm and Devils Hole. Surf beach for tailor and salmon with metal lures

Mitchell River

From the Grassy Banks, Two Bells, heading towards the river mouth and into Eagle Point Bay for bream and the odd mullet.

Tambo River

The Twin Rivers Classic was a resounding success last weekend. Try Burns Flat, around the Blue Hole and up near The Cliffs with drifting prawn, soft plastics, worm, and prawn


There are good bream to be caught around The Cliffs and Strait Six, best results with worm and prawn.


Luderick are from Kalimna Jetty to Nungurner Jetty, and Shaving Point. Towards the mouth of the Mitchell for salmon and tailor chasing metal lures. Grass whiting can also be found around Nungurner.


Town jetties for mullet. Tailor, salmon and the odd luderick are in both Lake King and Lake Victoria, best results with metal lures.

Holland's Landing

Bream are active at Holland’s Landing on prawn, soft shell, worm and Sting Thirty lures.


The Snowy River and The Junction for bream, luderick are around the Rock Groynes taking weed, salmon and tailor are biting on the incoming tide and over at the surf beaches on metal lures.

Bemm River

The entrance is still open. In the channel go for tailor and salmon using metal lures, bream are active in the lake taking local prawn. Surf for tailor and salmon.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream are in the river on local prawn and cut crab, tailor and salmon are also in the lake taking lures. The Football Ground for pinkies on pilchards. The entrance is closed.


Give the top lake a try for bream with cut crab and local prawn, surf beaches have tailor and salmon on metal lures. Offshore have pinkies, flathead and gummies.

Omeo High Country

Closed Season.


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