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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 8th February 2024

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Thursday 8th February 2024

Lakes Entrance 

Along the rock wall for leatherjacket, using pipis. On the incoming tide for tailor, which are heading up towards Metung and around the islands, chasing metal lures. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor, offshore at the Pipeline has snapper, flathead, gummies, and the odd Striped marlin.

Lake Tyers

The Main Lake, Mill Point, Fisherman’s Landing, Main Car Park, and No 2 Jetty for bream and flathead. There is also plenty of garfish about, surf beaches have tailor and salmon. Water temp is around 24°.

Mitchell River

Clifton Creek into the Mitchell River, around the WyYung Lind Bridge and upstream of the Princes Highway Bridge for bream, Estuary perch, luderick and bass using lures, sandworm and peeled prawn. Also try towards the river mouth and Silt Jetties.

Tambo River

From Punt House Point, the Three Gums, down to the river mouth into Swan Bay and Tambo Light for bream and mullet with worm, shrimp, glassy’s and lures.


Try from the Strait Six, Car Bodies, the Two Bridges, Swimming Hole and into Jones Bay for bream, Estuary perch, luderick and flathead, best results with drifting baits, local prawn, Lazer Raiders, Wonder Wobblers and metal lures.


Tailor are moving from Lakes up to Nungurner Jetty chasing metal lures. Give Box’s Creek, Chinamans Creek, and around the town jetties a go with local prawn and plastics.


The canals within the town, around the back of Raymond Island and Resides Jetty for bream, trevally, mullet, garfish and flathead, preferred baits being sandworm, shrimp, peeled prawn and metal lures.

Holland's Landing

The Straits, into Lake Victoria, Tom’s Creek, Medusa and Griffin Points and onto McLennan Strait using white bait, prawn and plastics. The wharf is an excellent landbased spot for catching bream, especially at night using spider crab.


Best spots for bream and luderick are around the Islands, town jetties and Frenchs Narrows, try worm and local prawn. Surf beaches have salmon and tailor biting on metal lures. Offshore for flathead and gummies.

Bemm River

The entrance is closed, bream and flathead are in the lake and channel, best results with local prawn, soft plastics and hard bodied lures.

Tamboon Inlet

Tamboon South, Furnell Landing heading up towards Cann River for bream, on local prawn. Fisherman’s Landing down to Mud Point, and Peach Tree Creek, for flathead. Surf beaches have tailor and salmon biting on pilchards and poppers.


Bottom Lake has flathead using prawn and soft plastics. Top Lake for bream, with local prawn, Offshore are landing flathead, gummies and the odd marlin.

Omeo High Country

Water levels are slowly returning to normal, for best results try dry flies, patterns, spinners, wobblers and drifting earth worm.


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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