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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 20th October 2022


Thursday 20th October 2022

Lakes Entrance 

Whiting are active at the footbridge and floating pontoon, if boating try around Rigby, Fraser and Flannigan Islands, Kalimna Jetty and up to Nungurner. Surf beaches for salmon, trevally and tailor on the usual baits. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for snapper and on the full moon for gummy shark.

Lake Tyers

Water temp in the lake is around 15⁰ to 19⁰ degrees. Try the Sand Banks for good sized flathead, on peeled prawn and plastics. Bream are in the main lake and up in the Nowa Nowa Arm, sizing around the 30 - 42cm mark. Give Long Point a go as well.

Mitchell River

The river system is a bit dirty from the recent rains. Try from the Grassy Banks to the river mouth for bream using soft shell and local prawn. Tailor are active around the river mouth and into Lake King, chasing silver metal lures. Mullet are also about.

Tambo River

From Punthouse Point up to the Highway Bridge are the best spots for bream, taking sandworm.


For bream give The Reeds, heading up to The Car Bodies, The Strait Six and The Junction a go, best baits being prawn, sandworm and shrimp.


Town jetties still have juvenile bream, Nungurner jetty area for King George whiting on mussels, pipis and squid legs.


Around the back of the Islands for whiting on the usual baits. For sand worm head to Ocean Grove.

Holland's Landing

McLennan’s Strait, The Wood Pile, Holland’s Landing, Tom’s Creek and Blonde Bay for bream, and flathead, biting on spider crab, soft shell and prawn.


Lake Corringle and the Brodribb River are best for bream. The Snowy River is still a bit murky. Surf Beach for salmon and tailor.

Bemm River

The river and lake for bream with best results using local prawn and plastics. The channel is still landing salmon using prawn and metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

Fisherman’s Landing into Tamboon Inlet and the Shallow Sand Banks for flathead, taking prawn and lures. Give the river mouth a go for bream, with local prawn and crab.


Top and bottom lakes for bream and flathead, preferred baits being local prawn, softshell, cut crab and soft plastics. Surf beach for salmon and tailor on the usual baits.

Omeo High Country

The rivers are running fast and high, with a fair bit of debris. Trout can be found using drifting earthworm.


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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