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Fishing Report


Weekly Fishing Report, July 23, 2015

Gippsland Lakes Fishing Report

Lakes Entrance: The town jetties are providing a mixed bag of fish, taking prawn, worm and cut pilchard. Give Barrier Landing, Bullock Island and the North Arm a try. Offshore for “Pinkies” and Morwong, taking pilchards and squid. The surf is worth a try for Salmon on pilchards and poppers. Also give silver lures a go.

Lake Tyers: Blackfellow’s Arm and up to Pile Bay for Bream, lures such as small minnows fished around snags and structures are best. In deep water, around the Nowa Nowa Arm and up to Trident Arm for Bream. Prawn is the preferred bait. Surf for Salmon on silver lures, poppers and pilchard.

Mitchell River: Grassy Banks, The Bluff and down to “Two Bells” are best spot for Bream. Bait of choice being vibes, cut crab, spider crab and soft plastics.

Tambo River: From Rough Road to Punthouse Point boat ramp, down to the river mouth and the “Snag’s” for Bream. Best results on worm and prawn.

Nicholson: From the highway bridge, the angling club and down to “Thumb Point” are the best spots for Bream. Preferred bait being live or peeled prawn.

Metung: Early morning to see Dolphins and Seals. Fishing from a boat around Bancroft Bay for Bream and Mullet. Best bait being worm, shrimp and peeled prawn. Town jetties, Box’s and Chinamen’s Creeks for Bream on spider crab and prawn.

Paynesville: The Straits, town jetties, Fisherman’s Wharf and Progress jetty have plenty of Mullet. Bait of choice being worm. Bream are about Raymond Island ferry jetties, best bait is prawn.

Hollands Landing: The “wood pile”, Medusa and Griffins Points are good spots for Bream. Best bait being worm and prawn.

Marlo: Water levels are slowly dropping. Try the “Slips” and French’s Narrow for Bream and Luderick. Bait preference being black crab and prawn. Surf for Salmon on pilchards and poppers. Offshore has Flathead and “Gummies”, taking squid and pilchards.

Tamboon Inlet: Pelican, Old Man Points and the camp site and around the shallow lagoon for Bream, Mullet and Luderick, taking prawn and sandworm as preferred bait. Try surf for Salmon on pilchards and poppers.

Bemm River: In the Main Lake for good Bream, bait of choice being cured sand worm and fresh sandworm. Surf for Salmon, best bait being pilchard and poppers.

Mallacoota: Fishing is a bit quiet but the Warragul Angling Club had a competition at Mallacoota, in which the Top Lake produced some Bream, using lures and prawn. Some Trevally are about taking blue bait and prawn. The incoming tide is producing Salmon on silver lures. There are some Luderick about, taking peeled prawn.

Omeo High Country: It is now a “closed season” until 1st Saturday in September, 2015.

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

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