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Weekly Fishing Report

Thursday 25th August

Lakes Entrance

There are King George whiting at the footbridge and around the town jetties, barracoota are near the footbridge floating jetty. Cunninghame Arm for trevally and pinkies, Nungurner and North Arm for garfish. Surf beach for salmon and tailor. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for a mixed bag.

Lake Tyers

The upper reaches of the Nowa Nowa Arm for good flathead on soft plastics, also try Long Point and the Burnt Bridge area. Perch are around the timber structures. The banks are the best spot for bream. The entrance is open.

Mitchell River

Due to the recent rains the Grassy Banks and down to the river mouth are the best spots for bream, best baits are soft shell, crab and shrimp.

Tambo River

From Punthouse Point to the Three Gums and The Snags are good for bream, best results using soft shell, crab and prawn. Give the upper reaches a try as well.


Best spots for bream are at the river mouth and between the two bridges, try cut crab, soft shell and shrimp.


Garfish are active around the Nungurner Jetty on usual baits. Also try Chinaman’s Creek and Box’s Creek for bream.


The Yacht Club jetty for mullet, which are also active around Raymond Island on pipis, small pieces of squid and mussels. Town jetties for bream on soft shell, crab and shrimp.

Holland’s Landing

Try the Strait and the Loch Sport town jetties for bream, mullet, garfish and whiting.


Lake Corringle and French’s Narrow is still the best spot for bream, taking frozen prawn and crab. Fish for salmon and tailor on incoming tides and in the surf, taking metal lures.

Bemm River

Bream are active in the lake taking local prawn. Salmon are in the channel taking metal lures.

Tamboon Inlet

Head to the mouth of the river for bream, try Peter’s Rock for salmon biting on lures and blue bait. The entrance is still open.


Top Lake for bream and flathead, preferred baits being soft shell crab, shrimp and prawn also try soft plastics. Surf for salmon and tailor on pilchard and poppers.

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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