A Few Kingfish Offshore
  |  First Published: May 2006

Fishing around Lakes Entrance has been quite good for some large fish, mostly bream, around Bullock Island and off the rocks around Kalimna.

Some of jetties in the Cunninghame Arm have also been good first thing in the morning, and I mean daybreak.

There have been some large flathead landed between Bullock Island and the mainland, with some large tailor and trevally around Bullock Island itself.

Boat-based anglers should head up the main lake and drift around for some late season whiting and flathead before the cold weather really sets in.

There were still some garfish being boated up in the North Arm. For land-based anglers, the end of Cunninghame has been the best spot. Berkley Gulp sandworms fished under a float have been productive.

May could be the end of the prawns for this year so if you haven’t got your share yet, you don’t have long to get on with it!


Outside, the fishing during the last half of March and early April wasn’t great, mainly due to the amount of wind we had.

There have been some kingfish around and a few small snapper are starting to come back to the reefs.

I’ve heard of some yellowfin tuna getting boated but they were a long way out and beyond the reach of most small boats.

Lake Tyers

Lake Tyers is still the place to fish for large tailor and flathead, along with a few bream that are starting to show up in the Nowa Nowa Arm and Blackfellows Arm. The number 2 boat ramp is a good place to start from.

For the land-based angler, Long Point is another spot to try early in the morning or late afternoon. You’ll need to cast out a fair way to get the best fish.

Pile Bay and Crystal Bay are both worth a look at this time of year. There are some good snags to fish for bream using soft plastics. A Berkley Gulp Minnow would be hard to beat.

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