Fishing locations Lake Tyers is 4 hours drive from Melbourne, situation in the east gippsland about 20klm north east of lakes entrance. It is renowned as one of the best estuary systems for monster size flathead. I’ve seen many flatties pulled from this system up to a meter in size. It also holds a healthy numbers of bream and other estuary species. A great fishing location for land based anglers, kayakers and boats.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

flathead up to a meter, bream, luderick, tailor, trevally, mullet

BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES

live worms, crabs yabbies and shrimp from local shops work well. However I love fishing this spot with soft plastics and shallow/mid diving hard body lures which will allow you to target multiple species at the same time. Minnow imitations such as slim minnow or slim swimz, and grubb style soft plastics on lightly weighed jig heads work a treat. Shallow and mid diving hard body lures such as fat head cranks, atomic cranks will work great. Small blades and vibes are also a great choice for this location.

ROD SETUP

I generally rig up with my bream outfit. A 7 foot 2-4 kilo rod, coupled with a 2000 size reel is perfect. Spooled with 4-6 pound braid and 6 pound leader. If your mainly targeting flathead then you can go quite heavier, of your mainly targeting bream then you can go lighter. But 2-4 kilo and 6 pound braid is a great middle ground to target all species.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Early morning and on sundown casting from the banks into the shallows is a great time. But you will catch fish any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Great spot for kids. There are many walking tracks around the Lake and several jetties to fish from not to far away from BBQ and picnic facilities.

KNOWN HAZARDS

As with all country rural areas always be mindful of snakes.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’