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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 27th October 2022

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Thursday 27th October 2022

Lakes Entrance 

Whiting can be found at the Footbridge and Floating Pontoon, on the usual baits, give Kalimna Jetty a try as well. Surf beaches for salmon and trevally, offshore for good snapper, pinkies, morwong and leatherjacket. Water temp is 14.8⁰. With more bad weather coming this weekend please take care,

Lake Tyers

Main lake for flathead around the shallow sand banks, using prawn and plastics. Bream can be found in the main lake and up into Nowa Nowa Arm, and there are good sized salmon around in the back of the sand dunes.

Mitchell River

The river is dirty as a result of the recent rains but try Two Bells down to the river mouth for bream on local prawn and soft shell. The odd tailor is still about chasing silver lures, there may be some mullet around as well.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream at the moment is in Swan Bay, The Snag’s and Butcher’s Creek, biting on soft shell, sandworm and local prawn.


From the Two Bridges, the Swimming Hole down to Thumb Point and the river mouth for bream, preferred baits being prawn, sandworm and shrimp


Water levels are up this week and fishing has been a bit quiet, so far, the best spots are the town jetties and Chinaman’s Creek.


Town jetties and structures are the spots to land bream and the odd whiting with mussels and pipis.

Holland's Landing

The Strait is possibly the best area for bream, as fresh water is impacting the system, try also Jones Bay, Tom’s Creek and Blonde Bay, using soft shell, spider crab and prawn.


With all the recent rains the rivers and lake system are running high with a lot of dirty water coming down from the Snowy, as a result there is no fishing report this week.

Bemm River

Bream and salmon are in the lake and channel chasing local prawn. Surf beach for salmon taking blue bait and poppers.

Tamboon Inlet

In the channel and down to Peter’s Rock for bream biting on local prawn and soft shell.


Bream and flathead can be found in the top lake on local prawn and softshell. Salmon and tailor are also about.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers are good for trout with sizes varying from 35 to 40cms, preferred baits being floating or drifting worm.


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DELWP Water website: Blue-green algae advice changed across the Gippsland Lakes (water.vic.gov.au) and the DELWP 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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