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Weekly Fishing Report

Thursday 16th June

Lakes Entrance

There are still some whiting around the town jetties taking pipis and worm. You may find some pinkie snapper and the odd kingfish at the Footbridge and down towards the golf course. Surf for salmon and tailor, offshore at Six Mile Reef for a mixed bag.

Lake Tyers

Best spots for bream are up the main arms of the lake and heading up towards the Devil’s Hole. There are also some flathead about, best results on local prawn and soft plastics.

Mitchell River

Bream can be found at The Bluff, Eagle Point Bay and heading down to the river mouth, preferred baits being spider crab, local prawn and cut crab.

Tambo River

Give Howlett’s Flat, the Power Lines, the Blue Hole, the Cliffs and the Log Hole a try. Best results on worm, soft plastic’s and cut crab.


Best spots for bream at the moment are from the Swimming Hole up to the Two Bridges and the Car Bodies, using local prawn and cured worm.


Shaving Point for flathead on local prawn and soft plastics. For bream try Silver Shot Jetty on prawn, cut crab and plastics. Kingfish are cruising up Reeve Channel heading towards Metung.


Bream are active in the canals and town jetties, biting on prawn and soft plastics.

Holland’s Landing

From Lake Wellington into the McLennan Strait, the Wood Pile, Hollands Landing and into Bull Bay for bream, mullet and flathead, preferred baits being prawn, cut pilchards and white bait.


Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on pilchards and poppers. Town jetties, around the Fishing Club area for bream try also the Junction and the three islands.

Bemm River

Surf beaches for salmon using pilchards and poppers. Salmon are also to be found in the channel taking metal lures. Bream are in the lake biting on local prawn and soft plastics.

Tamboon Inlet

The Entrance is open. The river is the best spot for bream taking cut crab and shrimp. Pelican Point for flathead on blue bait and lures, salmon and tailor on the usual baits and metal lures.


Top and bottom lake for bream and flathead on prawn, crab and soft plastics, also try Harrison Channel. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on usual baits. Offshore for a mixed bag of fish. Whales have been sighted on their migration up to Queensland.

Omeo High Country

Due to the ongoing weather conditions fishing has been a bit quiet this week.


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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