Sailing Boating and Fishing
Sailing and Boating
East Gippsland is a nautical paradise with places suitable for yachting, cruising, windsurfing, kite boarding, canoeing and kayaking. Let a local guide you, or plan it and do it yourself.
Explore the peaceful inlets of the Gippsland Lakes, the largest inland waterway in Australia at more than 400 square kilometres. Paddle a kayak around the canals and waterways of Paynesville. Cruise the lakes and visit secluded coves such as Duck Arm and Sperm Whale Head. Visit Ocean Grange and Ninety Mile Beach or head to secret fishing spots on board a charter from Metung or Lakes Entrance. Cruise through the estuarine Mallacoota Inlet or hire a canoe and paddle down the Tambo River. For further information visit Tours and Cruises.
East Gippsland has about 40 public jetties and moorings, pump-out stations and refuelling centres right on the water. For information about tides, local navigation and jetty berths and boat ramps, and to download boating guides for the region visit Gippsland Ports.
East Gippsland offers excellent fishing for those with a rod and reel. Whether you dangle a line over the side of a boat, cast off a jetty or let the waves roll over your feet on Ninety Mile Beach, you are likely to bring in a catch. For the latest East Gippsland Fishing Report visit Discover East Gippsland.
The Gippsland Lakes and river systems at Paynesville, Metung, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers, Marlo, Bemm River, Tamboon, Gipsy Point and Mallacoota can reward you with bream, mullet, flathead, luderick and trevally. From Orbost through to Mallacoota, fish for seasonal perch in the Snowy, Brodribb, Cann, Bemm, Genoa and Wallagaraugh rivers, while the clear mountain streams of the High Country around Dargo, Dinner Plain, Omeo, Anglers Rest and Benambra offer trout fishing by line and fly. Surf fish for salmon, tailor, shark, flathead and trevally along Ninety Mile Beach, beautiful Cape Conran Coastal Park or the coastal wilderness of Croajingolong
National Park. Offshore fishing for tuna or marlin provides a high-end challenge.
Information on Fishing Tours
Recreational fishing requires a licence in Victoria. For further information, visit Victorian Department of Primary Industries or purchase a licence from the Lakes Entrance or Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centres.