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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 9th of February 2023



Thursday 9th of February 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Cunninghame Arm, North Arm and Kalimna Jetty have good garfish. Towards Metung for pinkies and tailor. Surf beaches are landing gummies, salmon and tailor. Offshore at Six Mile and Pipeline for gummies and flathead.

Lake Tyers

The main lakes, the Glasshouse and the shallow banks have good sized flathead, around 91cms, with bream around the 40cm mark.

Mitchell River

Best spot for bream is Eagle Point Bay with local prawn and soft shell. Lindenow for bass taking lures, hard bodies and soft plastics.

Tambo River

The Snag’s, the river mouth at Tambo Bay, Punthouse Point and the Three Gum’s a worth a try for bream, best results on soft shell, drifting prawn and soft plastics.


Try from the Strait Six down to the Two Bridges, Swimming Hole and the river mouth, using drifting prawn, soft shell and soft plastics.


Give Shaving Point, Chinaman’s Creek, Boxes Creek and the back beach a go for whiting and the odd tailor.


Around the Yacht Club and town jetties for bream on local prawn, soft shell and soft plastics. For flathead try Punt Station on local prawn and for whiting give the back of Raymond Island a go.

Holland's Landing

Lake Victoria at the eastern end and Carstairs Bank for whiting, but you need to keep on the move.


Bream, luderick, perch, salmon and tailor on the incoming tide. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

Bream are in the lake and channel. Salmon and tailor can also be found in the channel chasing lures. The entrance is open.

Tamboon Inlet

The river mouth for bream on the usual baits. The Shallow Banks, Eagons Bank and Furnell Landing for flathead. Surf beaches are landing salmon and tailor.


The top and bottom lakes are producing good fish. The town jetties, Bull Ring, Captains Point and Harrisons Channel for trevally and bream. Try the surf beaches for salmon and tailor. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

All the rivers are producing nice sized trout, chasing worm, lures, spinners and fly patents.


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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