Few places in the world offer the diverse waterways and fishing opportunities of Gippsland. Fishing in the Gippsland region 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 Gippsland Lakes have supplies, accommodation and plenty of advice from the locals on where and when to fish.

Before you go

Most people will need a fishing licence even if they are only fishing for a couple of hours off a pier. Find out everything you need to know about recreational fishing from the Victorian Fisheries Authority:


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