Fishing locations Lakes Entrance is a beautiful water front town located between Bairnsdale and Orbost. A popular holiday destination with a good selection of accommodation, gardens shops and restaurants. An all year round fishing destination on the east coastline of Victoria. Situated on the edge of bass straight and Gippsland lakes. With scenic sandy beaches and healthy estuary systems it’s a lively location only a few hours drive from Melbourne. This is an amazing holiday destination with the family that offers plenty to do such as surfing and shopping. In terms of fishing there is a vast range of options and species to be target by anglers making lakes entrance a great fishing destination. You may choose some of the smaller estuaries or many of the main jetties, or head out by boat.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Bream, Flathead, Trevally, Leather Jacket, Estuary Perch, Luderick, Snapper, Whiting, Garfish, Mullet, Tuna, Sharks, Salmon, Tailor

BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES

So many options here staple baits would include Pilchards, Chicken, Squid, Maggots, Scrub worms, Mullet. A paternoster rig works well with sinker options to suit your desired casting distance.  Again there are many options specific for certain species. example would be a light spin setup for bream with a range of hard body lures and soft plastics or heavy game outfit for Tuna with a range of skirts.

ROD SETUP

Depends on what you’re chasing. In these circumstances its almost good to go with a general purpose rod that allows you to cover many different types of species. In this case a 3-5 kilo rod with a 3000 reel spooled with 6 pound line would be a great option. If you’re going for smaller fish then a light rod setup is best. 2–4 kilo capacity, with a 2000-3000 reel which will be sensitive enough to feel small bites and inquiries. If your chasing bigger fish like snapper and Gummy Sharks then you’ll want a heavier setup and potentially a long casting surf rod. Something along the lines of an 8 foot 5-8 kilo rod spooled with  stronger line such as 12 pound.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Lakes entrance is an exceptional family friendly location. A vibrant township with plenty to do including bike riding, beach safaris, cruises, sailboating and a vast array of accommodation. This is an nice spot to take the kids with plenty of fishing spots with surrounding beach spots, parks and BBQ facilities

KNOWN HAZARDS

This can be a very popular and busy location, so fishing of the main jetty is going to get crowded during peak times.