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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 23rd of February 2023



Thursday 23rd of February 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Cunningham Arm and around the islands is still producing plenty of bream, flathead, garfish and whiting with the usual baits. Surf beaches for salmon, tailor and the odd gummy shark. Offshore at Pipeline and Six Mile Reef for a good mixed bag.

Lake Tyers

The Power lines, around the banks and the Glasshouse for bream and flathead coming in at around 37cms to 40cms, taking prawn and plastics. Garfish are also around.

Mitchell River

Bass are out and about at Lindenow biting on hard body lures. Bream are at The Two Bells heading down to the river mouth. Garfish chasing worm and tailor with silver lures can be found in Lake King.

Tambo River

The river mouth, The Snags, Tambo Light and into Salt Creek for bream on soft shell, cut crab and soft plastics.


Between the Two Bridges and heading down to the river mouth are good spots for bream and garfish using worm.


Some whiting and bream are about in Box’s Creek, Chinamans Creek, around Baxter Island, Barrier Landing and Flanigan’s Island.


Bream are active in the shallows at Fort King, flathead are also in the shallows around Raymond Island, best results with prawn and lures. Tailor are also biting on lures.

Holland's Landing

McLennan Strait, Blonde Bay and Jones Bay have bream and flathead biting on white bait, prawn and cut pilchard.


Bream, luderick, salmon and tailor on the incoming tide. Beaches for salmon and tailor. Offshore at Marlo Reef for kingfish.

Bemm River

The entrance is still closed. The river and lake for bream on local prawn. There are still plenty of prawns in the system, tailor are also to be had.

Tamboon Inlet

Flathead are around the islands and in the river, biting on plastics and local prawn. Peter’s Rock for tailor on metal lures, pinkies taking pilchards are at the football ground. The entrance is closed


Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore is a mixed bag. Harrison’s Channel for flathead, Captain’s Point has luderick, give Mallacoota wharf a try as well.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers are producing good sized trout, chasing earthworm, drifting baits, spinners & wobblers and fly patents.


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DEECA Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-andcatchments/rivers-estuaries-and-waterways/blue-green-algae and the DEECA Customer Service Centre on 136186. Compiled and transmitted by East Gippsland Visitor Information Centres.

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