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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 8th December 2022


Thursday 8th December

Lakes Entrance 

Footbridge for trevally, whiting, the odd kingfish, barracoota and snapper. Bullock Island and up to Kalimna Jetty for salmon and tailor taking metal lures. Eastern beach for salmon, gummies and tailor. Offshore at Six Mile Reef has snapper, flathead and gummie.

Lake Tyers

Main lake for flathead and bream with the odd perch around the timber structures. Flathead measuring approx. 85cms are around the banks, on plastics and hard bodies. The entrance is still open, with the water temp around 20⁰.

Mitchell River

Best spots for bream are the river mouth, into Lake King and Eagle Point Bay. Lake King for tailor. WyYung football ground area for bream and perch using spider crab, soft shell, worm and prawn.

Tambo River

From Clues Bluff down to Marshall’s Flat and The Snag’s, also give Swan and Tambo Bay’s a go with prawn and crab.


The river is finally starting to clear up a bit, so try The Swimming Hole down to the river mouth for bream, using soft shell, crab, prawn and worm.


The weather has been wet and windy but give Nungurner Jetty, Bowran Point and Kelly Head a go for whiting.


The Straits, The Pump Station and Newlands Arm are the best spots for bream, best results with prawn and for flathead use soft plastics.

Holland's Landing

McLennan Strait, Seacombe’s Landing, The Wood Pile and Hollands Landing for bream and flathead taking the usual baits.


Both rivers are producing good bream, also try around the three islands and town jetties, preferred baits being soft plastics, prawn and soft shell. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor.

Bemm River

Salmon can be found in the channel chasing metal lures; flathead and the odd tailor are in the lake taking prawn.

Tamboon Inlet

Furnell Landing is still producing good bream, best baits being shrimp and crab. The shallows are best for flathead with pilchards and blue bait.


Bream and flathead are to be had in the top and bottom lakes, for best results use prawn, soft plastics and vibes. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers are producing good sized trout, biting on earth worm, spinner’s wobbler’s and Black Niff’s, (fly pattern).


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DELWP Water website: Blue-green algae advice changed across the Gippsland Lakes (water.vic.gov.au) and the DELWP 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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