East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Inspiration for your next adventure around East Gippsland

Weekly Fishing Report

Thursday 26th May

Lakes Entrance

Eastern Beach and offshore has good size salmon. Pinkie and snapper are still about the Cunninghame Arm. King George whiting are still about taking mussel, worm and pipis. Offshore at Six Mile Reef, snapper, leather jacket, nanigi and morwong are about with water temperature around 16 degrees.

Lake Tyers

Juvenile bream are at Burnt Bridge. The entrance is still open. Mill Point and heading up the Nowa Nowa arm and up to Devils Hole for good size bream around the 40cm mark. Best results using local prawn, soft plastics, vibes and hard body lures.

Mitchell River

The mouth of the Mitchell River for bream. Back waters and the two bridges also have bream with the best baits being soft plastics, spider crabs and local prawn.

Tambo River

From Punthouse Point, Marshalls Flat and down to the river mouth and into Tambo Bay and Swan Bay try towards the evening for bream.


From the two bridges and heading all the way up to the Strait Six for bream. Best results using spider crab, local prawn and soft plastics.


Try town jetties, Chinaman’s Creek, Box’s Creek as well as Nungurner Jetty for bream and whiting.


Bream are active in the channels around Paynesville. They are around the 38cm mark with the best results on local prawn and soft plastics.

Holland’s Landing

Try Bull Point, Tom’s Creek, Blonde Bay also Storm Point is also worth a look for bream and odd flatties. Local prawn, spider crab and soft plastics are having the best results.


There are still good bream being found around the system close to lunchtime. The surf beach is producing good fish on usual bait and try offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

Bream are active in the lake on local prawn. Head to the surf beach for salmon taking metal lures. The Entrance is open.

Tamboon Inlet

Head to the river mouth and Furnell Landing for bream taking cut crab and prawn. Try the football ground for trevally and pinkies with blue bait as the preferred bait. Salmon and tailor are up around the 3kg mark chasing silver lures.


Both lakes are producing flathead and bream. Try the town jetties for trevally on blue bait also try Harrisons Channel for flathead around weed beds. Head to the surf for salmon and tailor. Offshore is producing a mixed bag.

Omeo High Country

Water level is good therefore the fishing is good for trout with the Mitta Mitta possibly the best at the moment but try the other rivers as well.


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

Related Posts

Recent Articles

Book your East Gippsland experience