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Weekly Fishing Report

Thursday 14th July

Lakes Entrance

Lakes is fishing a bit quieter this week but there are some salmon and trevally about taking pilchards and poppers also give metal lures a try. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for pinkies, leather jacket and morwong. Water temperature is at 14° Celsius. The entrance is being dredged so take care going in and out – Tommy Norton is at work!

Lake Tyers

Perch and good-sized bream are being caught at the top end of the Nowa Nowa Arm around the Timbers and Snag’s. The Bluff for salmon and tailor taking the usual baits.

Mitchell River

Good sized bream are being caught from Shadoof Lodge to Two Bells, best results using prawn, soft shell and shrimp. Most of the bream are over the 38cm mark so these are catch and release.

Tambo River

Bream are heading upstream from Bennett’s Brook to The Cliffs and onto The Log Hole biting on soft shell spider crab, shrimp, plastics and prawn.


Between the two bridges, heading all the way up to the Car Bodies and Strait Six using shrimp, soft shell, prawn, crab and plastics.


Try the Boardwalk heading towards Chinaman’s Creek and Box’s Creek with soft shell, worm and peeled prawn.


For bream, give King St boat ramp, Esplanade boat ramp, Fort King boat ramp, Carstairs Bank and Bunga Arm a go, best baits using shrimp, soft shell and prawn.

Holland’s Landing

Tom’s Creek, Jones’ Bay and down to Storm Point are worth a look for bream, preferred baits being soft shell, prawn and shrimp.


Foreshore and jetties are best for bream, salmon and tailor are around the entrance. Surf beach for salmon and tailor. Offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

Salmon are in the channel on metal lures and plastics. Bream are active in the lake biting on soft plastics and prawn. Try the surf beach for salmon and trevally.

Tamboon Inlet

Surf beach for salmon and tailor on blue bait. The river and Lake Furnell have bream taking cut crab and shrimp, Football Ground for pinky snapper and tailor on blue bait. The lake is shallow.


Fishing is a bit slow, but salmon are at the Entrance biting on pilchards and poppers. Give the top lake and river a go for bream on shrimp and soft shell.

Omeo High Country

Closed season.


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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