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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 25th January 2024

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Thursday 25th January, 2024

Lakes Entrance 

Whiting can be found around the Islands using pipis and mussels. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor chasing metal lures. Offshore at The Pipeline for snapper.

Lake Tyers

The entrance is still closed, but nice sized pinkies, bream and garfish are about, best results with prawn. Tailor and salmon are being landed over at the surf beach.

Mitchell River

From the Grassy Banks, The Cut, Silt Jetties and into the river mouth for bream, mullet, tailor and garfish preferred baits being soft shell, spider crab and prawn.

Tambo River

For bream try the Poplars, Clues Bluff and into the river mouth using prawn.


At the Railway Bridge for bream and eels, best results with local prawn, soft shell and worms.


Around the town jetties, the Boardwalk, Chinamans Creek, Boxes Creek and Nungurner Jetty for whiting with worm and pipis


Try the town jetties and around the back of the island for bream. Newlands Arm has flathead, Wattle Point, and the Yacht Club for salmon. Over the beach at the Grange has gummies and flathead.

Holland's Landing

Blonde Bay for bream, mullet, flathead and the odd luderick and tailor, biting on soft shell, peeled prawn and worm.


The water colour is still a bit murky, so try Frenches Narrows for bream, luderick, salmon and tailor on the incoming tide with metal lures. Surf beaches for tailor and salmon.

Bemm River

Salmon are over the surf beach, best results with metal lures and pilchards. Bream and flathead are in the lake taking soft plastics and local prawn.

Tamboon Inlet

Bream are biting in the river on local prawn and shrimp, surf beaches have salmon and tailor with pilchards and poppers. Also try Old Man Point and Peters Rock.


The main wharf, boat ramp and Captains Point for bream, surf beaches have tailor and salmon chasing pilchards, poppers and metal lures.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers may still be a bit murky and are slowly clearing, try lures, spinners, wobblers, earthworm and fly patents. Good luck.


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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