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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 4th January 2024

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Thursday 4th January, 2024

Lakes Entrance 

There is a good variety of fish to be found with garfish, bream, flathead and King Fish in Cunninghame Arm, heading up towards Kalimna Jetty. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor, chasing pilchards and poppers. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for snapper, morwong, and gummies closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

Bream are active in water around 1.5m in depth, flathead can be found in the main lake, The Glasshouse, and around the Islands. Surf beach for tailor and salmon.

Mitchell River

Try the back water, Wy Yung Lind Bridge, The Old Butter Factory towards Shadoof Lodge, Two Bells and The Cut, on worm, prawn, soft shell, mussels, soft plastics and cut crab.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream are from The Cliffs, The Blue Hole heading into the river mouth and Tambo Bay using local prawn, soft plastics, soft shell and drifting prawn.


From the Two Bridges heading toward the Pear Tree, Swimming Hole, onto Thumb Point and into Jones Bay, best baits being floating prawn, cut crab, plastics and worm.


The Boardwalk, The Flats and town jetties for bream taking prawn. Shaving Point has whiting biting on pipis and mussels.


There are still some salmon and tailor about best results with metal lures. Town jetties and structures have bream on prawn and plastics, Ocean Grange has gummy shark

Holland's Landing

Give Tom’s Creek, Blonde Bay and Storm Point heading down to White Cliffs and Pelican Point a go with plastics and prawn. Surf beaches are landing salmon, tailor and the odd gummy.


Salmon are in the channel chasing metal lures, town jetties have bream on prawn, surf beaches for tailor and salmon. Offshore has gummies, flathead and the odd Bronze Whaler.

Bemm River

In the channel for salmon taking metal lures, bream are also in the channel biting on sandworm and local prawn. Flathead are in the lake using soft plastics and salmon are over the beach.

Tamboon Inlet

In the river for bream on cut crab and prawn, the river mouth has flathead with soft plastics, surf beaches are producing salmon, chasing metal lures and pilchards.


Town jetties has a mixed bag, for bream try the top and bottom lakes, flathead are around Harrisons Channel and Bastion Point is producing nice Yellowfin, bream, tailor and gummies

Omeo High Country

River conditions should be on the improve after the recent rains, give fly fishing with Nymphs, large hard bodied lures and worm a try.


For the latest information on any current Algae situation, please refer to the DEECA Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-and-catchments/rivers-estuaries-andwaterways/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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