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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 23rd of March 2023

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Thursday 23rd March 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Garfish can still be found in the North Arm; Bullock Island has salmon and tailor and the odd trevally on the incoming tide. Cunninghame Arm for flathead and bream, footbridge for pinkies. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor, offshore at Six Mile Reef for leather jacket, trevally, whiting and gummies closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

Best spots for bream, around the 40cm mark are around the Power Lines, Glasshouse and heading up to the islands. Flathead, gurnard and pinkies are biting around Mill Point and Blackfellows Arm.

Mitchell River

Try the Bluff and the mouth of the river for bream, Eagle Point has flathead best results with prawn. Lindenow for bass in the upper reaches on hard body lures.

Tambo River

From the Cliff’s, The Blue Hole, Burn’s Flat, The Power Lines, Three Gum’s, and all the way to The Snag’s using prawn, crab and plastics. Give Salty Creek a go as well.


The Car Bodies, between the Two Bridges heading down to the river mouth for bream with soft shell, cut crab, drifting prawn and soft plastics.


The town jetties, Shaving Point and the river mouth for bream, biting on prawn. Garfish are around Nungurner jetty taking bread and prawn.


Whiting and the odd pinkie are active around Raymond Island.

Holland's Landing

Carstairs’s Bank for whiting using pipis. Surf beaches for a mixed bag.


Good sized bream, luderick, perch, tailor and salmon are to be had on the incoming tide. Surf beaches for a mixed bag, offshore has gummies and flathead.

Bemm River

The entrance is closed, the lake has plenty of bream and flathead about, surf beaches for salmon and tailor preferred baits being pilchards and poppers.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream can be found in the river on shrimp, Pelican Point for flathead taking lures. The lake has tailor also biting on lures. Give the large sand dune a try as well. Prawns are still about.


Early morning in the top lake for bream, bottom lake around the shallow banks for flathead. Surf for salmon and tailor, offshore has gummies and good-sized flathead.

Omeo High Country

Fishing in the High Country is going well with good sized trout chasing worm, fly patents, plastics, metal lures, spinners and wobblers.



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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