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Lakes Entrance is Open for Business

With the relaxing of restrictions you can now come to Lakes Entrance to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, pristine waterways and our Natural Wonderland.

The Golden Tag Fishing Competition has been reactivated by Fisheries Victoria, giving every recreational angler a chance to catch a Golden Tagged fish. Visit their website for more details and check our latest Fishing Report for the best spots.


Weekly Fishing Report

Lakes Entrance Fishing Report

Lakes Entrance: The Post Office Jetty for mullet taking sandworm. The footbridge for trevally, best results using prawn. Eastern Beach for salmon with metal lures. Bunga Beach for salmon on blue bait and poppers. Offshore the water temperature is at 12 degrees and becoming warmer. Six Mile Reef for pinkies, morwong and a mixed variety of fish on pilchard and squid.

Lake Tyers: From Long Point and heading up to the highway bridge at Nowa Nowa for bream taking peeled prawn. There is also the odd flathead about with pilchard as bait.

Mitchell River: Good bream are about from The Backwaters and all the way down to Eagle Point. Best results using prawn, cut crab and worm. Perch at Wy Yung and The Backwater, taking soft plastics and diving lures.

Tambo River: Bream are active in the late afternoon, best spots are from Punt House and down to The Snags. Best baits are prawn, yabbies and shrimp, also worm if you can get them.

Nicholson: The Little Cliffs and down to Jones Bay are the best spots for bream, try cut crab, worm and shrimp for best results.

Metung: Chinamans Creek and its jetties, Box’s Creek and Nungurner Jetty are worth a try for bream, mullet and whiting. Best baits are spider crab, worm and peeled prawn.

Paynesville: Dolphins are cruising about. The Strait for mullet taking worm. Bream are around the mouth of the Mitchell River taking prawn, shrimp and yabbies.

Hollands Landing: Jones Bay and the mouth of Tom’s Creek for bream, also try Blonde Bay and the Strait, with soft shell and peeled prawn.

Marlo: Brodribb River for bream and mullet. Luderick are around the rock groynes. Salmon and tailor on the incoming tide chasing lures. The surf for salmon, offshore for flathead, gummies and pinkies.

Bemm River: The entrance is open. Bream are in the lake taking local prawn and worm. The surf for salmon taking pilchard and poppers.

Tamboon Inlet: The best spot for good size bream is from the river mouth and heading up to the deep hole using peeled prawn. The surf for salmon using pilchard and poppers.

Mallacoota: At Harrison’s Channel for salmon and luderick, best results using weed for luderick and lures for salmon. The entrance on an incoming tide is producing salmon which are taking lures.

Omeo High Country: Best spots for trout are at the Mitta and Livingstone Rivers. Best baits are worm, soft plastics and hard bodies.


For Crabbing information, please visit our Crabbing in Lakes Entrance page here. There is info on where to go Crabbing, how to setup your Crabbing Net and the do's and dont's of Crabbing.

Fishing report brought to you courtesy of the Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre.


If you're thinking of a fishing trip to Lakes Entrance, take a look at our huge selection of Lakes Entrance Accommodation providers. Hotels, Motels, Apartments, Cabins and Cottages. Or, if you're planning on Camping, there are plenty of Caravan and Camping parks situated in Lakes Entrance.


See Dolphins, Seals, Pelicans and more by taking a Cruise on the Gippsland Lakes. Cruise boats available departing from Lakes Entrance daily.

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