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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 2nd of March 2023



Thursday 2nd March 2023

Lakes Entrance 

The footbridge is producing a good mixed bag, including bream, flathead, garfish and whiting. Surf beaches for salmon, tailor and gummy shark. Offshore for flathead, closer to the beach has gummies. A 5kg snapper was also caught offshore.

Lake Tyers

Bream are active in the main lake and the power lines taking peeled prawn. Around the channel markers for flathead. There has been reports of illegal fishing in the system, please call Fisheries on 13FISH if you see anything suspicious.

Mitchell River

The river mouth has bream, with soft plastics and soft shell. Tailor can be found in Lake King and Lake Victoria, taking metal lures.

Tambo River

The Cliff’s, the Power Lines, Bennet’s Brook heading down to the Three Gum’s and into the river mouth for bream, best results with using soft shell, cut crab and plastics.


The Strait Six, Car Bodies, The Reed’s, between the Two Bridges and the Swimming Hole for bream biting on cut crab, soft shell and plastics.


Whiting and bream are around the town jetties, the islands, Nungurner Jetty and Pelican Island.


Bream can be found around the Yacht Club, The Straits and The Two Jetties. Newlands Arm for flathead.

Holland's Landing

Carstairs’s Bank for whiting and mullet, surf beaches for gummies and snapper. There’s a whiting competition on this coming weekend.


Luderick, bream, perch, salmon and tailor are aplenty at the moment, surf beaches have salmon and tailor. Offshore for flathead, gummies and Bronze Whalers.

Bemm River

Bream are in the lake and channel, chasing lures and prawns. Flathead are also in the channel biting on soft plastics.

Tamboon Inlet

The river and Western Bay has bream, biting on prawn, Peter’s Rock for trevally on blue bait and lures. Egan’s Bank has flathead using blue bait and live mullet.


Top and bottom lake for bream and flathead, trolling with lures for tailor in both the lakes has been successful. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor, using blue bait and poppers.

Omeo High Country

The Mitta Mitta, Cobungra, Gibbo and Angler’s Rest have had good results with trout, chasing fly patents, drifting bait, 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.

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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