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Weekly Fishing Report

Thursday 28th April

Lakes Entrance

There is still King George whiting around the island, Hopetown Channel and the barrier on the usual baits. Town jetties are producing plenty of mullet, bream and pink snapper. All surf beaches are landing good salmon and trevally. Salmon can be found around Bullock Island chasing lures. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for snapper, trevally and salmon.

Lake Tyers

There are plenty of bream and flathead at the Water Wheel Tavern, around the Channel Markers, Mill Point and the top end of Nowa Nowa, mostly around the 42cm mark.

Mitchell River

Bream can be found at the two bridges around the 30 - 38cm mark, best results using pipis and mussels. Also, try the back waters and the football ground. The river mouth is also worth a try.

Tambo River

Best spots for bream at the moment are down close to Marshall Flats, The Snags, Swan Bay and Butcher Creek. The best baits are soft plastics and prawn.


Bream are active in the front boat ramp down to the swimming hole also try the river mouth with soft plastics and prawn for best results.


There’s still whiting about on pipis and mussels, try Chinamans Creek and Box’s Creek.


The town jetties are the best spots for bream with prawn and soft plastics as preferred bait. Try the surf beach for salmon on pilchard and poppers.

Holland’s Landing

Tom’s Creek, Blonde Bay and down to Storm Point for bream and the odd whiting are cruising about taking pipis.


Head to the rock groynes for luderick. Bream are about with frozen prawn as preferred bait. Surf beach for salmon and tailor taking lures, pilchards and poppers. Offshore for gummies and flathead.

Bemm River

The entrance is open, and bream are in the lake biting on prawn. Salmon and tailor are in the channel taking soft plastics and metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

The river for bream on prawn and cut crab. Peters Rock for salmon and tailor using pilchards and lures. Western Bay for bream on prawn and cut crab.


Best spot for bream and flathead is in the bottom lake on soft plastics and prawn. Surf for salmon and tailor, offshore for kingfish, flathead and gummies and the odd swordfish.

Omeo High Country

Try the Livingstone Creek, Gibbo and the Mitta Mitta River for trout on soft plastics, worm and lures.


Gut and gill whole fish advisories remain in place across the entire Gippsland Lakes. 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.

Weekly Fishing Report
Weekly Fishing Report

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