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Fishing report - 20 April 2017
Want to know the best places to try your luck, and the best bait to use? Check our weekly Gippsland Lakes fishing report - compiled by Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre...
Destination Report
Lakes Entrance Bullock Island for Salmon taking white bait and lures, best time early morning and on incoming tides. North Arm for Garfish at the moment taking worm. Offshore for Barracouta, Gummies, School Shark and Swordfish, best baits pilchard and squid.
Lake Tyers From the Water Wheel Tavern and heading upstream for a mixed bag, Luderick, Pinkies, Bream and Flatties, best results using hard body lures, plastics and blue bait. Flatties in the early morning and late afternoon in the shallows. Some large Tailor up to 65cm are about taking live baits.
Mitchell River The river flats and towards the river mouth for Bream, best baits spider crab, local prawn and worm. The highway bridge for Perch on lures and plastics.
Tambo River From the boat ramp and down to river mouth for Bream taking prawn. Flatties at the Lucerne Paddock and up to the Cliffs with worm and prawn the preferred baits.
Nicholson Fishing Competition was held last weekend with plenty of Bream throughout the river taking prawn. Flatties at Straight six with worm and prawn as preferred bait.
Metung Plenty of good size Bream being caught on town jetties and in front of the Metung Hotel, best bait prawn. Mosquito Point and Bowran Point is worth a look for Salmon on lures and white bait.
Paynesville Luderick are out and about with weed as preferred bait. Offshore at Loch Sport for Gummies and Snapper taking pilchards. Bream are being caught in Lake King at the mouth of the Mitchell River on spider crab and local prawn.
Holland's Landing McLennan Strait for Bream and at Bull Bay. The channel into Lake Wellington for Flathead and Bream with prawn as preferred bait.
Getting started
Unless specifically exempt, anglers are required to hold a recreational fishing licence. You can purchase a licence from the Coastcare Pharmacy at Paynesville or the Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre.
For more information about exemptions, where to buy licences and catch limits is available from Fisheries Victoria.
Flathead, mullet and garfish
Bream
Prawning
Lakes Entrance
Bullock Island for Salmon taking white bait and lures, best time early morning and on incoming tides. North Arm for Garfish at the moment taking worm. Offshore for Barracouta, Gummies, School Shark and Swordfish, best baits pilchard and squid.
Lake Tyers
From the Water Wheel Tavern and heading upstream for a mixed bag, Luderick, Pinkies, Bream and Flatties, best results using hard body lures, plastics and blue bait. Flatties in the early morning and late afternoon in the shallows. Some large Tailor up to 65cm are about taking live baits.
Mitchell River
The river flats and towards the river mouth for Bream, best baits spider crab, local prawn and worm. The highway bridge for Perch on lures and plastics.
Tambo River
From the boat ramp and down to river mouth for Bream taking prawn. Flatties at the Lucerne Paddock and up to the Cliffs with worm and prawn the preferred baits.
Nicholson
Fishing Competition was held last weekend with plenty of Bream throughout the river taking prawn. Flatties at Straight six with worm and prawn as preferred bait.
Metung
Plenty of good size Bream being caught on town jetties and in front of the Metung Hotel, best bait prawn. Mosquito Point and Bowran Point is worth a look for Salmon on lures and white bait.
Paynesville
Luderick are out and about with weed as preferred bait. Offshore at Loch Sport for Gummies and Snapper taking pilchards. Bream are being caught in Lake King at the mouth of the Mitchell River on spider crab and local prawn.
Holland's Landing
McLennan Strait for Bream and at Bull Bay. The channel into Lake Wellington for Flathead and Bream with prawn as preferred bait.