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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 4th of May 2023



Thursday 4th April

Lakes Entrance 

North Arm for flathead and bream using prawn and plastics, garfish are also about. Eastern Beach and Lake Bunga beach for salmon, tailor and the odd gummy biting on pilchards and poppers. Offshore for pinkies, flathead and gummies. Water temp is around 16⁰.

Lake Tyers

Bream can be found in the main lake around the banks and drop-offs and into Nowa Nowa Arm, taking local prawn.

Mitchell River

From Grassy Bank’s to The Cut for bream chasing soft shell prawn, cut crab, soft plastics.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream are from The Cliffs, Blue Hole and Burns Flat heading towards the Three Gum’s into Swan Bay and around the Snag’s, preferred bait being soft shell prawn, cut crab and soft plastics.


For bream try between the Two Bridges, The Swimming Hole all the way to the river mouth, into Jones’ Bay and The Junction with plastics, soft shell prawn and cut crab.


Good sized flathead can be found down along Beach Road on soft plastics and prawn.


The town jetties have nice sized bream and tailor using metal lures. Give Lake Victoria and Lake King a go as well.

Holland's Landing

Plover Point, McLennan’s Strait, The Woodpile and Holland’s Landing are best for bream and flathead. Bull Bay and Tom’s Creek for bream on prawn, plastics and cut crab.


From the Highway Bridge into Marlo township for bream. Salmon and tailor are best on the incoming tide using lures. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor.

Bemm River

The entrance is still open, bream and flathead are in the lake, tailor can be found in the channel biting on metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

The river has bream taking prawn and shrimp. Western Bay for pinkies on pilchards and tailor can be caught with metal lures.


Tailor and mulloway are at the entrance. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor using pilchards and poppers.

Omeo High Country

With the recent weather events, snow fell on the mountain so rug up as there is still some good-sized trout to be had in the rivers, chasing earthworm, drifting worm, spinners and wobblers. Good luck and please check the weather before venturing out.


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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