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Plenty of fish to feed the masses
  |  First Published: April 2007



Easter is here again and so are the holidaymakers that make Lakes Entrance come alive, with people fishing from most of the jetties trying to catch a feed.

The footbridge has been the best place in the front lake, with many fish being landed over the last month. Chenelle Dennis has been fishing most days with great luck, mainly in the afternoon. Most of her fish have been flathead, along with snapper, bream, trevally and a few small mullet. The best bait has been local prawns and bluebait.

Bullock Island through to Kalimna has seen some large luderick biting, mainly in the morning, along with whiting of both the King George and sand varieties.

Good bags of flathead have been boated in the main lake up to Metung, with soft plastics doing the most damage. The run-out tide is the best time to target these fish, which are mostly around 30-50cm - although fish to over 65cm are possible. As the weather gets cooler the bream will start to come on the bite more often too.

The North Arm bridge has seen a lot of very large flathead caught, with most fish measuring more than 75cm and weighing over 2.5kg.

Reports of snapper from out on the reefs have been scarce, mainly due to the weather, as many days of easterly wind have stopped the smaller boats from fishing.

Lake Tyers is a good place to catch large tailor to 65cm, while Mill Point is seeing some good bream and flathead caught late in the day.

Nowa Nowa Arm is the arm with the best fishing at the moment, with fish being boated all the way down to the glasshouse. Some good bream around 40cm have been caught on worm-type soft plastics on a light jig head.

The bottom end of the lake is still seeing some good luderick caught around Number 2 boat ramp, while some good salmon have caught of the beach at Lake Tyers using blue bait and surf poppers in the morning.

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