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East Gippsland Fishing Report - Thursday 29th September

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Lakes Entrance

Try the footbridge for some whiting taking mussels, worm and pipis. Surf beaches for salmon. Eastern Beach for snapper and trevally. Bullock Island and Kalimna Jetty also have salmon taking lures. Offshore water temperature is slowly rising producing good snapper around the 7kg mark and gummy shark are also active.

Lake Tyers

Mill Point around banks and weed up for bream around the 40cm mark. The main lake, Powerlines and the banks for flathead taking prawn, plastics and soft shell. Water temperature is around 15°c to 17°c. Surf beach for snapper and bronze whalers.

Mitchell River

There is a lot of fresh water entering the river. Best spot for bream is at the Two Bells with best baits being prawn, spider crab and soft shell.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream are around the Three Gums and Marshalls Flat and heading down to the river mouth and The Snags. Try Salt Creek as well. Best results are on soft shell, cut crab and worm.


From the highway bridge and the railway bridge for bream on soft shell with best results using spider crab, soft shell prawn and worm.


The boardwalk, Chinaman’s and Box’s Creek for bream on soft shell, cut crab and prawn. The town jetties have juvenile bream.


Try town jetties for bream taking soft shell, cut crab and prawn. Head to Ocean Grange surf beach for snapper and gummies on usual baits and try metal lures for salmon and tailor.

Holland’s Landing

Seacombe Landing, Woodpile and Holland’s Landing and into Bull Bay have been producing bream and flathead. Try the Loch Sport town jetties and rock groynes for bream, mullet and tailor on usual baits.


With heavy rains the rivers are in full flood but the surf beaches are producing salmon up around the 60cm mark on metal lures for best results.

Bemm River

Bream are in the lake taking local prawn and soft plastics. Around and in the channel for salmon with best results on metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

In the river for bream with best baits being local prawn and cut crab. Eagons Bank for flathead taking lures. Tailor are to be found at Peters Rocks.


Top and bottom lake for bream and flathead with best bait being soft shell, prawn and soft plastics. Good luderick are active around town jetties but also try Harrisons Channel.

Omeo High Country

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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