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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 21st December 2023

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Thursday 21st of December, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

North Arm and Cunninghame Arm are landing a mixed bag, Bullock Island, heading up towards Kalimna Jetty for the odd whiting. Town jetties have snapper, trevally and the odd kingfish. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore at Six Mile Reef has snapper, up to 7kg. The Pipeline has morwong and gummy, closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

The main lake is sitting around 23Ā°. Flathead can be found in the shallow banks, the Tavern car park and the main lake. For nice sized bream try the main lake and around the Glasshouse.

Mitchell River

Best spots for bream are from the Grassy Banks onto The Cut, Two Bells and the river mouth. Also give the Silt Jetties and Eagle Point Bay a go with soft shell, cut crab, prawn and soft plastics.

Tambo River

Bream are biting from Burns Flat, Punthouse Point to Marshalls Flat and out to the river mouth, The Snags and Salt Creek, biting on prawn, pipis, soft shell and plastics.


For bream, flathead and the odd mullet try from the Two Bridges, heading towards The Swimming Hole and into Jones Bay, best results with a float, drifting worm and local prawn. There is some weed about.


Tailor have been active around the boardwalk, chasing metal lures. Town jetties for a mixed bag, preferred baits being local prawn and soft plastics.


Some perch, luderick, salmon and tailor are active in the channel taking soft plastics.

Holland's Landing

Try The Straits for bream and flathead chasing prawn, plastics and pilchards. Surf beaches have tailor, salmon and the odd gummy.


Bream and luderick can be found in the lake, The Junction, around the town jetties, Motts Beach and Frenchs Narrows. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor biting on pilchards and metal lures.

Bemm River

The entrance is open, salmon are in the channel taking lures and soft plastics, the lake for bream and flathead on pilchards and local prawn.

Tamboon Inlet

In the river for bream, chasing prawn and cut crab, both flathead and bream can be found around the Football Ground. Surf beaches have tailor and salmon, biting on pilchards and poppers.


For bream and flathead try the Genoa River, The South West Arm, The Big Bight, Snapper Point and Harrisons Channel. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers are producing nice sized fish chasing fly fishing, dropper method, with a Caddis Fly Pattern, small lures, soft plastics and Nymph spinners.


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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