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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 9th of March 2023



Thursday 9th March 2023

Lakes Entrance 

Footbridge for a good variety of fish including, garfish, whiting and pinkies. Surf beaches are landing gummies, salmon and tailor. Offshore for snapper and gummies closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

Best spots for bream and flathead are the main lake, Power Lines and the Channel Markers, best bait’s being local prawn. Prawns are still to be had in the lake.

Mitchell River

For bream and tailor try Wattle Point, The Cut and down to the river mouth, using soft shell, cut crab and prawn.

Tambo River

From the Blue Hole, The Lucerne Paddock, onto Whelan’s, Punt House Point and the river mouth for bream with soft shell, cut crab, prawn and soft plastics.


Between the Two Bridges, The Swimming Hole and on down to the river mouth for bream, best results on prawn and soft shell


Try around the town jetties, board walk, Chinamans Creek and Boxes Creek.


Give McMillan Strait, Sunset Drive boat ramp, and the back side of Raymond Island a go for bream, flathead, and the odd whiting.

Holland's Landing

The King George Whiting fishing competition went well with over 80 (all around the 40cm mark) being weighed in. Give Carstairs Bank a go using pipis.


Marlo is fishing well but can be a bit windy. Plenty of luderick, perch, bream, salmon and tailor to be had in the lake. Offshore for flathead and gummies.

Bemm River

The lake and channel are best for bream chasing lures and prawn, some flathead can also be found using soft plastics.

Tamboon Inlet

Fishing is quite good for bream, trevally and flathead, best results on blue bait. Eagan’s Bank has flathead taking live mullet.


Top and bottom lake systems have flathead, bream and mulloway, with soft plastics and prawn. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on blue bait, pilchards and poppers. Offshore has a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

All rivers are still producing good trout chasing fly patents, drifting earth worm and any insects that may be about.

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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