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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 7th September 2023

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Thursday 7th of September, 2023

Lakes Entrance 

There are still estuary perch to be had along the shallow sand banks. Flathead are taking soft plastics and prawn. Bullock Island for salmon and tailor on incoming tide on baits and lures and they are travelling up towards Metung. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for a mixed bag with pinkies and morwong. Water temp is at 14⁰.

Lake Tyers

Best spot for bream at the moment is Mill Point, the main lake and the Glasshouse. Best results are using soft plastics and worm. Give the surf beach a go for salmon and tailor on usual baits.

Mitchell River

From Shadoof Lodge and heading all the way up to Wy Yung-Lind Bridge there is bream. Best baits are soft shell cut crab and prawn.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream include Marshalls Flat, Poplars and The Power Lines and up to the Cliffs using prawn, soft shell, cut crab and drifting baits.


From the river mouth and up to the highway bridge, from The Poplars to the Strait Six you’ll find bream. Use soft shell, cut crab, prawn, worm and soft plastics.


Try the town jetties, Chinaman’s Creek and Box’s Creek for bream. Best results using soft shell, drifting prawn, crab and worm is worth a shot too.


Bream are active around town jetties on prawn, soft plastics, worm and try cut crab too. There is salmon and tailor in the lakes system chasing metal lures.

Holland's Landing

Tom’s Creek, Cameron Point, Blonde Bay, Storm Point also try White Cliffs and Pelican Point for bream. Use prawn, soft shell and cut crab. Salmon and tailor are around too, chasing metal lures


Head to the three islands and Lake Corringle for bream on usual baits. Incoming tide and the surf beach is producing salmon and tailor chasing metal lures and usual baits.

Bemm River

The Entrance is still open with nice bream about taking worm. Salmon and tailor are chasing metal lures and usual baits on an incoming tide and at the beach.

Tamboon Inlet

Western Bay for salmon and tailor on usual baits. The Football Ground is also worth a look for bream and flatties are in the shallows taking usual baits.


Top Lake for flathead which are active in and around The Narrows. Salmon and tailor are on the surf beaches on usual baits. The town jetties are seeing trevally on usual baits. For a mixed bag, give Harrisons Channel a look too.

Omeo High Country

Trout season is open and the best spots for trout are the Mitta Mitta, Gibbo River and Anglers Rest. The Cobungra is a good bet too. Try drifting baits like earth worm, metal wobblers and spinning metal lures.


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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