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Weekly Fishing Report

Thursday 1st September

Lakes Entrance

Footbridge for barracouta and whiting, also try other town jetties with best results using mussels. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on pilchards, poppers and lures. Offshore at Six Mile Reef for snapper and gummy shark.

Lake Tyers

The entrance is partially open. Bream are active and eagerly taking plastics, water is a bit dirty so try deeper waters up the Nowa Nowa Arm. Burnt Bridge area for flathead around the 40cm to 55cm mark. Perch are around the timber structures.

Mitchell River

Best spots for bream are The Cut and Two Bells and downstream to the river mouth. Best baits are prawn, soft shell, cut crab and spider crab, there are mullet there too. Trout season starts this weekend.

Tambo River

From Bennett’s Brook, Whelan’s to the highway bridge and heading up to The Cliffs for bream taking soft shell, cut crab and spider crabs. Give the river mouth a try too.


From the boat ramp and downstream to the river mouth are the best spots for bream taking fresh or live sand worm


There are juvenile bream around the town jetties, give the boardwalk, Chinaman’s Creek and Boxes Creek a go as well.


Tailor are being caught using vibes, mullet on the usual baits. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor on blue bait, pilchards and poppers.

Holland’s Landing

Seacombe Landing, Wood Pile and Hollands Landing for flathead, bream and mullet – the preferred baits are white bait, prawn and sand worm.


Lake Corringle for bream and salmon with the best bait being peeled prawn. Surf beaches for salmon and tailor and offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

Bream are in the lake taking local prawn, salmon are taking metal lures in the channel.

Tamboon Inlet

Furnell Landing is doing well for bream but give Duck Splash and Pelican Point a go as well. The Shallows for flathead on soft plastics and local prawn. Surf beach for salmon and tailor.


Top lake for bream and flathead also try the Two Rivers. The main channel is also working well on incoming tide for trevally and salmon and are taking usual baits. Give the surf beaches a go.

Omeo High Country

Trout season is going to open this weekend. Be safe and check weather conditions. Good luck!

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