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East Gippsland Rivers and Lakes Fishing Report for 15th July 2021

15th July 2021

FISHING REPORT Thursday 15th July 2021

Lakes Entrance

Whiting are still active on Bullock Island. Try Hopetown Channel, Fraser Island and Rigby Island for whiting, with best results using pips, mussel, worm, and small pieces of squid legs as bait. Eastern Beach has seen some salmon on pilchards and poppers. The town jetties have bream about taking peeled prawn. Offshore at Six Mile reef for pinkies, nannygai, and morwong. There has also been some swordfish and blue fin tuna out on the Shelf.

Lake Tyers

The main lake in lower reaches of Trident Arm, the islands and Blackfellows have all been good for bream with local prawn and plastics as the best baits. Give the top end of Nowa Nowa a try.

Mitchell River

From Grassy Banks and all the way down to the river mouth there are bream about taking prawn soft plastics and local prawn. The backwaters are also good for bream, with best results on metal vibes.

Tambo River

The Rough Road, Bennett’s Brook, the Power lines and all the way up to the Log Hole for bream. For best results, use live shrimp, prawn, soft plastics and metal vibes as bait.


Bream are active from the boat ramp at Nicholson and heading up to the Strait Six. For the best results use live shrimp, drifting prawn, and cut crab. Drifting prawn is also well worth a try.


Bream are active on the town jetties with prawn and cut crab as the best baits. There is whiting taking pips, mussels, and small pieces of squid at Shavings Point. Try along the boardwalk, Chinaman’s Creek and Box’s Creek for some bream.


The best spots for bream currently is at the river mouth of the Mitchell River with the best baits being cut crab, live shrimp, soft plastics and prawn.

Holland’s Landing

Try the Rock Groynes along the Southern Shore of Lake Victoria and Loch Sport for bream, mullet and tailor on lures and baits. Give soft plastics a try.


The two rivers are producing good bream, salmon and tailor on incoming tide. The surf beaches have some good salmon and tailor on pilchards and poppers. Head offshore for a mixed bag.

Bemm River

Bream are still about taking local prawn, soft plastics and blades. Head to Peal Point for salmon on blue bait and poppers.

Tamboon Inlet

The river has been good for bream around the 40cm mark, with the best baits being cut crab and shrimp. The Entrance is still open and salmon and tailor are in the main lake on lures. Try the football ground for pinkies taking pilchards as bait.


The best spot for salmon at the moment is in the bottom lake, as well as the entrance with the best results using silver lures.

Omeo High Country

Closed for the season. 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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