Endless fishing opportunities are available throughout the whole area, with Paynesville and Raymond Island offering great choices.
FISHING LICENCE – Available from the CoastCare Pharmacy on The Esplanade Paynesville
Paynesville Bait and Tackle on the Esplanade provides fresh and frozen bait, tackle and repairs to all equipment.
Call in for some friendly service and local tips.
77 The Esplanade, Paynesville
Phone: 5156 7375
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing – Try any spot off the local public jetties, foreshore or out in a boat. You are likely to fish for lake flathead, garfish, tailor(skipjack), mullet, luderick and bream. Check local newspapers for fishing reports.
River Fishing – Rod fishing, either casting or fly will offer the angler success. So many rivers to choose from, The Mitchell, The Tambo, The Nicholson, and up in the High Country areas like Morass Creek at Benambra or the Blue Duck area where you find the Bundarra, Cobungra or Mitta Rivers.
Surf Fishing – Just a quick boat trip from Paynesville, about 10 minutes, and you can experience the thrill of rod fishing on the 90mile beach. Fish for salmon, shark, trevally or snapper, anything could be swimming by in this vast ocean beach!
Dependant on the fish you are chasing, the bait will vary. Here are a few tips.
- Natural bait sources are the best – prawn, whitebait, sandworm, or shell
- Lures can work also, especially for surf fishing and for some other variety of fish like tailor or bream.
- Always consult a local fishing club or bait shop for the best choice.
|The footbridge and other town jetties for yellow eyed mullet. Bullock Island is producing mackeral and leather jacket taking pilchards. Up the North Arm towards the winery for garfish taking worm. Surf beaches for salmon taking lures and pilchards.
|From the islands and up to Nowa Nowa for garfish, bream and flathead. Long Point and into the main lake for bream and tailor taking worm, prawn and soft plastics. Bream are also to be found in deep waters.
|From the butter factory and the backwater area for bream and garfish. Best results using worm, spider crab and prawn. Give the Bluff through to Two Bells a shot as well.
|The swimming hole and heading towards the rivermouth for bream with drifting local prawn or under a float for best results. Garfish are also about taking worm.
|The Boardwalk for flathead and at Shaving Point along the sandy banks side of Lake King. Leather jacket are in Bancroft Bay and towards Reeve Channel taking pilchards
|Still lots of local prawns about. Bream are around the town jetties taking bread as preferred bait. Lake King around the Shaving Point area in the shallows for flathead on fresh local prawn.
|From the Lake Wellington entrance to the Strait and all the way up to Hollands Landing is producing bream taking prawn. The rock groynes along the shore line to Loch Sport for bream, mullet and tailor.
|Both rivers are producing bream, bait of choice being frozen prawn. At the Entrance for salmon and tailor on the incoming tide. The surf beach for salmon and off shore for a mixed bag.
|Local prawn and vibes are best for bream. The shallow areas in the system are producing flathead on plastics and local prawn.The surf for salmon and tailor on pilchards, poppers and lures.
|Bream are taking worm in Western Bay. Plenty of king prawns in the lake. The football ground for flathead and trevally on local prawn.
|Omeo High Country
|All rivers are producing good trout, some in the 3lb mark. You may need to work for best results.