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25th March, 2021

Lakes Entrance Flathead are being caught in Cunninghame Arm on local prawn and soft plastics. Luderick are taking weed from the highway bridge to Kalimna Jetty, and at the footbridge. The surf beaches are rough and windy, but salmon can still be caught on lures, pilchards and poppers. The Entrance is quite choppy due to current weather conditions.
Lake Tyers Bream are biting at Devils Hole and upwards into Nowa Nowa, with best results being on local prawn and soft plastics. Tailor are also about.
Mitchell River With the wild weather, the best spots for bream are from Two Bells right down to the river mouth, with most success on prawn and spider crab.
Tambo River In the current weather conditions, the best spots for bream are the Blue Hole and the Cliffs on prawn, crab and soft plastics; they have also been biting at the Snag and the river mouth.
Nicholson Bream are active from the Swimming Hole to the mouth of the river, with crab and hard body lures. Drifting and floating baits are also having some success.
Metung Try along the Boardwalk towards Chinamans Creek and on to Box’s Creek for bream, mullet and pinkies. Nungurner Jetty is also worth a look, with the best baits being peeled prawn and worm.
Paynesville The Strait and along towards the Country Club are good for bream and the odd mullet. Best results are on worm and peeled prawn.
Holland's Landing Bream are active around Point Wilson on prawn, also try the Strait towards Blond Bay and Storm Bay. Good prawns are being caught in the lake system.
Marlo Head to the surf beaches for salmon, tailor and bronze whalers. Fishing may be affected by local rain entering the river system, however the waters will clear in time.
Bemm River Try the lake and channel for bream on local prawn and plastics. Water levels will rise as a result of recent rain, so fishing may be affected.
Tamboon Inlet Due to recent weather, the best spot for bream is the river mouth, where they’re taking prawn and cut crab. The entrance may open in the near future.
Mallacoota Bream and flathead are being caught in Bottom Lake using prawn and soft plastics. Try the surf beach for salmon and tailor on pilchards and poppers.
Omeo High Country As a result of recent rain the rivers will rise and change colour, try using drifting earthworm, or bottom fishing with a sinker.


For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DEWLP Water website: https://www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-and-catchments/rivers-estuaries-and-waterways/blue-green-algae and the DEWLP Customer Service Centre on 136186.

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