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Christmas holiday season approaching
  |  First Published: December 2004



The fishing off the local jetties around Lakes Entrance is still quite good. Trevally and mullet are plentiful, while the odd bream and a few whiting are starting to show up. The better baits are local prawns and pipis.

Local fishing friend Ron Brymer had a good day out recently, fishing between Nungurner and Metung, catching lots of leather jackets with the odd flathead getting in on the action as well. A running sinker rig with a size 8-10 is recommended.

The rocks around Bullock Island are also producing salmon and tailor. Both species have been taking bait (pilchards, bluebait, pipis and prawns) as well as metal lures, such as Lazer Lures.

Offshore

Fishing outside has been consistently good and is getting better with the warmer weather. Plenty of snapper and mixed reef fish are being caught on the Six-mile Reef, while closer to shore gummy sharks are increasingly common.

Local fishing friends Andrew, Greg and Bart Armistead and Ron Huggings went in Bart’s new boat and bagged out on their very first trip. Beginners luck, or what?

With the holiday season coming on, charterboats are already taking bookings, so make sure you book ahead if you’re planning on holidaying and fishing in the area this Christmas.

Lake Tyers

With the water level rising with a bit of rain the fishing is improving. All around the system some quality fish are being caught including bream, flathead, trevally, leather jacket and flying gurnard caught on baits such as peeled prawns, pipis and sandworm.

One holiday-maker was trying to catch flathead on a Squidgy near Number 2 boat ramp recently, when to his surprise he caught a 2kg tailor! He was happy all the same. The area between Burnt Bridge and Cherry Tree is also producing good bream and flathead on lures.

For the latest information, contact East End Bait and Tackle, (03) 5155 1593.

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