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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 2nd February 2023



Thursday 2nd of February 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Cunninghame Arm, Bullock Island and heading up towards Metung for pinkies and tailor. Surf beaches for salmon, tailor and the odd gummy. Offshore at the Pipeline and Six Mile Reef are landing flathead and gummies.

Lake Tyers

The main lake and around the shallow banks have flathead close to the 85cm mark and bream near 40cm in length. There are prawns in the system as well. Trevally and Barracoota are also in the lake biting on local prawn and pilchards.

Mitchell River

Picnic Point and all the way to Lindenow for bass. Perch are in the back waters on lures. The best spot for bream is The Two Bells taking local prawn and soft shell.

Tambo River

From the Cliff’s, The Blue Hole and down to Burn’s Flat for bream using prawn and sandworm. Give the Poplar’s, The Three Gum’s and The Snag’s at the river mouth a go.


The Two Bridges is the best spot for bream and the odd mullet on local prawn


Back beach for whiting and tailor, also try around Kalimna jetty with metal lures.


The back side of Raymond Island for whiting, bream and the odd tailor chasing metal lures.

Holland's Landing

Tom’s Creek for bream on sandworm, soft plastics and lures. Blonde Bay and Storm Point for mullet and tailor on lures.


Good sized bream, perch, luderick, salmon and tailor can be had on the incoming tide. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor Offshore for flathead and a mixed bag.

Bemm River

Bream are active in the lake and the channel. Flathead can also be found using metal lures. Surf beaches are landing salmon and tailor

Tamboon Inlet

The river mouth has bream taking soft shell and crab. Give Fisherman’s Landing, Pelican Point, Eagan’s Bank and up to Peter’s Bank a go. Surf beach for salmon and tailor.


Bream are active in both lakes, trevally are also in the system, The Narrows have tailor and mulloway using unweighted baits. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

Angler’s Rest, The Big River Bridge, Mitta Mitta, Cobungra and the Gibbo are best for trout chasing metal lures, floating earthworm, plastics 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. 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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