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East Gippsland Rivers and Lakes Fishing Report for 8th April 2021

08th April 2021

FISHING REPORT Thursday 8 th April 2021

Lakes Entrance

Whiting are taking pipis and mussels in Hopetoun Channel, and Luderick are biting on weed from the Kalimna rock wall down to the highway bridge. The Footbridge is producing good kingfish, with best results using fresh prawn. Try the surf beaches for salmon. Offshore, pinkies are being caught out the front, with gummies and flathead being landed closer to the beach.

Lake Tyers

Flathead can be found around the Glasshouse, Toorloo Arm, Pile Bay and the Islands, you can also try the upper reaches of Nowa Nowa Arm. Taylor are about chasing metal lures.

Mitchell River

Bream are active around the Grassy Banks, taking spider crab and metal vibes. Try the Cut all the way down to the mouth of the river for best results.

Tambo River

Bream are active at the river mouth and around Barrier Landing, taking cut crab.


The railway bridge is best for flathead on soft plastics, and bream can be found around the Car Bodies on prawn or soft plastics.


Whiting are biting around Shaving Point and Nungurner Jetty, taking pipis, worm and mussels.


Try the Strait, town jetties and Eagle Point Bay for bream, which are also active around Duck Arm, Newlands Arm and the mouth of the river.

Holland’s Landing

There are plenty of whiting in the system, with the best bait being pipis and soft squid. Flathead are biting on hard vibes. The Wood Pile and Tom’s Creek are also worth a try.


Bronze whaler shark are being caught on the surf beaches as are salmon and tailor, taking pilchards and poppers. Luderick are around the rock groynes, with salmon and tailor at the entrance. Head offshore for gummies and flathead.

Bemm River

The lake is still closed. Try the surf beach for salmon weighing in at around 2kg, biting on blue bait, pilchards and poppers. Bream are taking local prawn in the lake.

Tamboon Inlet

The top spots for flathead and bream are Old Man Point, Pelican Point and Egan’s Bank, where they’re biting on local prawn, shrimp and cut crab. Try the surf for salmon and tailor on pilchards, poppers and blue bait.


The town jetties are producing good bream and flathead, and the top lake is working well on prawn. Harrison’s Channel is also worth a try. The surf is good for salmon and tailor, and mixed bags coming in from offshore.

Omeo High Country

Some of the rivers in the system are still flooding. The Mitta Mitta River is best for trout using drifting earth worm. Try Cobungra but watch the river levels.

For the latest information on the current Algae situation and ‘do not eat shellfish’ advisory, please refer to the DEWLP Water website: and the DEWLP Customer Service Centre on 136186.

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