Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-op, Lakes Entrance

LAKES ENTRANCE | One of the main reasons to visit Lakes Entrance is for the excellent fishing. I highly recommend going crabbing off the shore, or heading out into the lakes and ocean on a chartered boat. If fishing isn’t for you, however, or if like us, you aren’t quite skilled enough to catch all of the things that you’d like to, there’s an easier way to enjoy the area’s bounty.

On Bullock Island you’ll find the Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-op, and their retail shop “Off The Wharf”. The co-operative began in 1968, and sees local fishermen operate together to supply local restaurants, as well as restaurants across Victoria and New South Wales, with some of the freshest, tastiest seafood around.

At Off The Wharf, you can select from the day’s catch. Common things on offer include figer flathead, gummy, school whiting, duck fish, ling, bream, yellow eye mullet, and prawns.

The shop also sells an assortment of food products from local producers, which work well with seafood. And if you’re looking for fishing gear, the co-op also has a gear shop.

Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-op

37 Bullock Island Road
Lakes Entrance
Victoria 3909

Telephone: (03) 5155 1688
E-mail: [email protected]

Sat – Sun: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mon – Fri: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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