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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 2nd November 2023

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Thursday 2nd of November, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Fishing has been a bit quiet in the lakes this week. The surf beaches are still landing salmon and tailor with pilchards and poppers. The shallow sand bank near the Fishing Club for flathead using plastics and lures. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for a mixed bag.

Lake Tyers

Flathead are active around the shallow sand banks taking soft plastics, give the snags a try for perch. Bream can be found around the islands with prawn, worm, soft shell and plastics.

Mitchell River

From the Highway Bridge to the Grassy Banks and down to the river mouth for bream, best baits being plastics, cut crab and soft shell. Also try around the Wy Yung Bridge.

Tambo River

The Snags, Marshalls Flat, up to Burns Flat, the Blue Hole and The Cliffs for bream biting on soft plastics, drifting prawn, shrimp and worm.


For bream give the Two Bridges, the Tyres, The Cliffs and The Strait Six a go with worm, drifting prawn and soft plastics.


Whiting can be found around the town jetties. Luderick and bream are biting on pipis, prawn and worm.


Flathead are in Newlands Arm biting on prawn and plastics. The return of the Raymond Island Ferry has stirred up the water creating a good variety of fish being caught, using soft shell, prawn and worm.

Holland's Landing

The southern shore of Lake Victoria and the rock groynes are producing nice bream, tailor and mullet. As the water temp rises the grass will grow and whiting will appear.


Offshore for gummies, salmon and tailor on the incoming tide, chasing metal lures. Surf beaches for tailor and salmon. Bream are also active biting on plastics and worm.

Bemm River

Bream can be found in the river, give local prawn and worm a try. Surf beaches have tailor and salmon.

Tamboon Inlet

Best spot for bream is in the river preferred baits being prawn and worm. Tailor are taking metal lures.


The bottom lake has bream and flathead on plastics. Harrisons Channel for salmon taking lures.

Omeo High Country

River levels are dropping, there has been good results using the dry dropper method, also give fly fishing nymphs, spinners and soft plastics a try.


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