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fishing spots around Loch Sport Gippsland Lakes Australia | Category: Feedback and Suggestions

darren f 5 years ago

taking the family to loch sport in the middle of september going to try to chase some bream . any suggestions on where we might try ? we are going to be land based no boat appreciate any tips or advice cheers.

itsaboat 5 years ago

It is looking like maybe no one knows

I have not fished that side. But I have fished around Paynesville about 7 or 8 times, just from the shore...I have never had even a nibble. I have tried hard lures, soft plastics, fresh prawn, cooked prawn, salted prawn and cubed pilchard.

The locals tell me that soft plastics are the go...for flathead. There is no local talk about bream. The locals say a boat is a must. Apparently the lakes are just over fished combined with pollution from run off. Gippsland is a major crop area that supplies Coles and Wolly's (no that is not a typo)

Just enjoy the holiday with your family. Or if you really want to catch some fish, walk over the dunes and hit the beach for some salmon and tailor.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
gtboy22 5 years ago

Hi Mate

I used to go to Loch Sport a lot. Probably been fishing there over 100 times and fished the lake dozons of times, and never caught anything land based in the lake except for eels once. But thats just me. Other people might have had better luck.
Loch Sport is most known for its surf fishing. Get yourself a surf rod and rod holder and give it a go. I have caught more species than I can remember off the surf including the occasional bream, whiting, mullet, flathead, taylor, gummy banjo, skate, rays, Unknown shark species, Salmon, couta, snapper, and more.

itsaboat 5 years ago

That is now 2 votes for go over the dunes to the beach.

Gippsland Lakes is a great holiday destination. Perfect if you want to take the family for a holiday and introduce the kids to fishing and boating...

But, if you actually want to catch a fish...go somewhere else.

If your budget allows for it, this time of year is the "buying time". You can get a nice little boat quite cheap. You don't need a motor, oars are fine...The kids will love it and you will all have a great holiday.

I saw a nice little 12 footer on a trailer for $500 the other day. Come summer, that would fetch $800 to $1,000 easy...If you do it right, you could have a great holiday and have some extra cash for Christmas

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Malamuro 5 years ago

guys, what do you think about catching bream on a paste?