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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 25th of May 2023


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Thursday 25th May, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Footbridge for trevally, with the colder weather upon us there may be luderick around the town jetties taking weed. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore is landing pinkies, flathead and gummies. The Broadbill swordfish competition is still on.: https://vgfc.wildapricot.org/

Lake Tyers

There are plenty of flathead in the main lake, Trident Arm and around the islands biting on soft plastics. Bream and trevally are in the main channel. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor.

Mitchell River

Bream are active at the Highway Bridge, for bass and tailor head down the river a little, giving prawn and soft plastics a go.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream are around the Three Gum’s, The Snag’s, Salt Creek and into Tambo Bay, using soft shell prawn, cut crab and soft plastics.


The Cliffs, Car Bodies, the Two Bridges, the Swimming Hole and heading down to the river mouth for bream, preferred baits being soft shell, crab and local prawn.


Bream can be found around the mouth of the Tambo, biting on cut crab, soft shell, local prawn and soft plastics.


Bream are around the structures and heading up into the river, taking local prawn, plastics and soft shell.

Holland's Landing

From Plover Point, into McLennan Strait, heading towards Bull Point and Jones Bay for bream and flathead. Also give Cameron Point, Storm Point and Tom’s Creek a go.


Bream can be found in the river on the incoming tide. Salmon and tailor are biting on metal lures. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor, offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

The entrance is still open, and the lake is still producing good sized bream, taking local prawn, soft shell and soft plastics.

Tamboon Inlet

Furnell Landing and the river mouth for bream with prawn and cut crab. The Football Ground for trevally on pilchards. Egan’s Bank has flathead chasing pilchards and lures. Salmon and tailor are in the lake taking metal lures.


Some mulloway are out and about. Bream are in the top lake, try using prawn. Flathead are in the rivers and up to Cape Horn Bay biting on local prawn.

Omeo High Country

Trout are active in all the river systems, chasing lures, drifting baits and fly patents. Please check the weather conditions before going out.


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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