Gippsland Lakes

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Moorings and Anchorages in Gippsland Lakes

Marilyn Graham
Deckee Pro  
Reviewed Sep 2016
Flagstaff Jetty is the first and last jetty on entering Cunningham Arm from Bass Strait, for temporary berthing. Specific time limits apply on the outer leg. Great walks to nearby historic cottage site, or surf beach to view the current bar conditions. Here there are also Picnic and BBQ facilities, toilets and drinking water.

At Cunninghame Quay there are 4 premium valet berths for short term occupancy with power, water and security gates. Power can only be accessed on the outer face temporary berthing. Lonsdale Cruisers manage the Quay, to book call them on 0408 396 876.

Metung is a small, stylish and peaceful village on a peninsula which juts into Lake King. Stroll along the waterside boardwalks or indulge at one of the fine eateries. Berthing available at the town jetty right in the middle of the village, which has various time limits and can get busy at weekends and during holidays. There are also nearby jetties at Silvershot Landing (opposite the village) and Lake King Jetty (appears shallow) which is a short walk over the hill.

Paynesville is the boating capital of the Gippsland Lakes, surrounded by Lake King and Lake Victoria. Grassy Point Jetty has a short term section with water, however power is only for permanents. Can be very busy on weekends and public holidays. Shops, cafes and pub are all easily accessed. Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club is next door, a friendly club where visitors are welcome.

Progress Jetty is further out of town and is an older wooden jetty so you will need to use fenders. There are toilets with free hot water here, and across the road is a bakery and laundromat.

Raymond Island has an older style wooden jetty with temporary berthing sections on the outer leg only.

Rotomah Island is in the Lakes National Park and is a naturalist's paradise, accessible only by boat. Great walk out to 90 mile beach which takes about 1 1/2 hours. No provisions here. Sperm Whale Head is also in the National Park with good walking tracks and lakefront beach. Good jetty with plenty of depth on the outside leg.

Duck Arm is a very pleasant and well sheltered anchorage, there are 9 yellow public moorings. There are also a few more in Picnic Arm but watch out for the 17m powerline at the entrance. No facilities here.
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Fuel and provisions for sailors in Gippsland Lakes

Reviewed Aug 2016
Very strong current at Entrance, must know the state of the bar and tide before attempting to enter or leave. Otherwise currents and tide reduce the further you are from the entrance. By Metung or Paynesville there are virtually no currents or tides but lake levels can vary by up to 400 mm depending on wind strength and direction.

Paynesville has a fuel jetty at the Bulls' Cruisers site on the Straits and Metung has a fuel jetty at Riviera Nautic in Chinaman's Creek. There is a chandlery in Metung and in Paynesville and hardware stores in Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale (about 16 km from Paynesville by road or you can navigate up the Mitchell River to Bairnsdale).

Full range of shops in Lakes Entrance and Paynesville and general stores in Metung, Nicholson, Swan Reach and Loch Sport.

Water is available at the Wharf in Paynesville, the fuel jetties and some other locations around the Lakes.
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McLennan Strait Fishing

Ben Sandman  
Reviewed Nov 2016
Part of the massive Gippsland Lakes system, ‘The Straits’ turn-on some exceptional fishing for estuary perch and bream. Cast lures into the most impossible snags you can find. Hold on. Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged.
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Gippsland lakes boating destinations in full detail
Reviewed Feb 2018
The Gippsland lakes Classic Boat Club has documented and published destination notes in full detail, just click here -
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Bemm River fishing

Brent Hodges  
Reviewed Nov 2016
Bemm River is a terrific place to learn the art of fishing for bream and flathead with hard body lures and soft plastics. Please be aware, there are no fuel supplies available at Bemm River, so make sure you have plenty for the car and the boat!
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