Fishing on Gippsland lakes
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Lake fishing

Few places in the world offer the diverse waterways and fishing opportunities of Gippsland. Fishing in Gippsland is a limitless adventure with a long list of fish species in the pristine lakes and rivers, most commonly bream, flathead, luderick, tailor, mulloway, whiting, perch and salmon.

With terrific access to fishing hot spots around Paynesville, Metung, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota, the towns around the lakes have supplies, accommodation and plenty of advice from the locals on where and when to fish.

Blue Rock Lake

Blue Rock Lake

Renowned for big brown trout and sizable redfin, this lake can be shore fished. Plenty of shore-based options make this a great place to try out your fly fishing with both trout and redfin on the bite. Fly fishing is best when the sun is over the horizon or on a cloudy day.

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Lake Narracan

Lake Narracan

A very popular lake for bank fishing for carp, with worms being the best bait. Try a simple running rig either at early morning or last light. A great introduction for kids to fish, as carp are easy to catch (but not so good as a table fish).

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Lake Hyland

Lake Hyland

This stocked lake in Churchill is the perfect place to bring the family to catch rainbow trout or redfin in a bushland setting. The lake is regularly stocked and has five fishing platforms with disabled access.

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Lake Glenmaggie

Lake Glenmaggie

Camping and caravanning facilities make this the perfect spot to bring the whole family for a weekend away. The lake is stocked with brown and rainbow trout, as well as bass. Fly fishing, spinners, soft plastics and worms all work well here.

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Holland's Landing

Holland's Landing

The wharf is a popular spot with access to sizable bream that will usually take interest in peeled prawns. Bream love to get in under structures, so stay close. The best fishing is early morning or evening.

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Loch Sport

Loch Sport

Loch Sport offers plenty of fishing options for the keen angler. You can chase estuary species such as bream or walk to the beaches and cast into the surf. Loch Sport is only a 45-minute drive from Sale, via Longford.

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Paynesville

Paynesville

Paynesville is Gippsland's boating capital. Take a boat out to one of the many serene canals and enjoy plentiful catches. From here, chase tailor and bream nearby or head towards Ocean Grange for whiting, mullet and beach fishing.

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Metung

Metung

Bancroft Bay and the creeks provide lots of nooks and crannies to chase bream, while the deeper holes attract snapper. Troll for tailor and look out for the odd huge flathead taking a bait or lure.

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance

There's plenty of fishing to be had off the jetties and in the surf in this productive area. Lakes Entrance is the original fisherman's paradise, and you'll find almost every kind of fishing nearby for shore, pier or boat-based angling. For up to minute boating conditions and live web cams, click here

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Lake Tyers

Lake Tyers

Lake Tyers offers a range of exciting fishing spots including Burnt Bridge, Long Point, Crystal Bay and Cherry Tree. Bream and flathead are the main species to be caught.

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Mallacoota

Mallacoota

There's good road access to this peaceful spot for lake, surf and offshore fishing which is best early or late in the day. Chase the legendary monster flathead in the deeps and look for plenty of black bream.

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