The bream fishing in the Gippsland lakes has been good at the moment, with some good fishing in the rivers and also around Metung. Fresh baits of whitebait, crab and prawn have been the best for the bream.  Customer Brendan recently fished from the jetties around Metung where he has been catching quality bream. He last session saw him catch a bag of lovely Luderick using fresh local cabbage weed.

Lake Tyers is fishing somewhat patchy at the moment – there is plenty of good fishing to be had but some decent time needs to be spent in finding the fish. Staff member Dylan caught some ripper Tailor, Bream and flathead while fishing the lake last week. Larger profiled lures did the damage, as the lake is closed to the ocean and there are big schools of baitfish trapped in the lake.

Customer Dean and his son Jaiden fished the lake last week, where they landed some nice bream and flatties using frozen prawn.


The pondage has also been fishing well for anglers using dough-style baits around the ‘Footbal oval’ and Burke Street. Pink coloured powerbait and the ‘Garlic nymph’ dynamite bait have been the best performers. Just make sure to fish them on a fine gauge treble instead of a standard hook.

Customer Emir has been fishing the pondage at Eildon recently, where there have been some nice trout starting to show. Cooler weather has brought the trout into a more active feeding mood and this has resulted in better fishing. Emir caught a lovely 2kg brown trout in his last session, using Rapala F7 spotted dogs.

Lake Eildon Staff member Ian fished the lake late last week targeting some trout. With some fish showing up deep on the sounder, Ian dropped a few lures into the depths using his downrigger. With some Tassie devils set at around 70ft, he managed some nice trout on a tassie in colour 102.


Customer Justan had another shot on the snapper last week and landed a ripper of around 4kg, fishing south from Mornington in 19m of water. Justan used freshly caught squid which the chunky red took at 9.30 in the morning. Justan also hooked two other fish in a short session.

Customers fishing around Black Rock have also caught some nice fish up to 2kg, with the average size about 30cm. Customer Ronnie caught a heap of pinkies last weekend in 9m of water, with the biggest around 38cm. Pipi and small pilchard pieces were the most effective baits.

Customer Charlie fished with his nephews off Ricketts point on Saturday morning, where they picked up 20 pinkies up to 37cm on small pieces of mullet.


Staff member Dylan fished the inlet last week and reports that water levels are high and the fishing is patchy to say the least. There are some ripper tailor to be caught on lures, harassing the bait schools in the lake, with bream fishing a bit tough at the minute.

Customer Neil also fished the inlet last week to land some thumping tailor to nearly 5kg on both bait and lures. Trolling metal lures worked in the lake, as well as small mullet fished live.