Saturday, 15 June 2024
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Hire boat’s lucky escape at the entrance

Hire boat’s lucky escape at the entrance

A dramatic rescue occurred last week at the entrance in Lakes Entrance after a hire boat with six people on board came close to being dragged out to sea on the outgoing tide. A recreational boat witnessing the drama yelled out to the occupants to put their life jackets on and called Water Police and Lakes Entrance Coastguard. The Tommy Norton was berthed at Bullock Island and its crew also...
School holiday cash in

School holiday cash in

The Easter break followed by school holidays has kept Lakes Entrance and surrounding towns very busy with accommodation businesses and shops all reporting a busy four days over Easter and steady trade since. Silver Sands Tourist Park, in the middle of town, is one of the few independently-owned parks left and they reported as good as usual Easter. It has been owned by the Semmens family since...
Stage one now complete

Stage one now complete

Major upgrades at Bullock Island are complete with visitors now able to better enjoy this stunning location close to the famous entrance to Bass Strait. East Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Tom Crook said it has been great to see the completion of stage one of the Bullock Island Masterplan. "Bullock Island is now - with its shared trail system, picnic tables, seating, accessible boardwalk and...
Easter seafood bonanza

Easter seafood bonanza

The stars aligned for Lakes Entrance fishermen and the Lakes Entrance Fishermen's Co-operative just before Easter. Almost 50 tonne of seafood was unloaded on the Sunday prior to the Easter period which logistics coordinator at the co-op, Ben John, had not seen in his five years there. "It all lined up well for the fishermen with three days of flat seas and a full moon," Ben said. "This gave them...
Flathead boost continuing after four years

Flathead boost continuing after four years

Wild populations of one of Victoria's most prized recreational species have been given a lift thanks to the fourth year of dusky flathead stocking in East Gippsland. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) chief executive officer, Travis Dowling, said the fourth year of stocking would bolster numbers of the much-loved fish, found throughout Gippsland's estuaries.  "We began our dusky flathead...
Give generously this Good Friday

Give generously this Good Friday

It is that time of the year again when the Lakes Entrance Fire Brigade and the Toorloo Arm Fire Brigade join forces with the communities to raise funds for the Royal Childrens' Hospital Good Friday Appeal. There will be three trucks and four buses heading out on Good Friday to collect donations around Lake Tyers Beach and Lakes Entrance, so if you hear the sirens in your neighbourhood, head out...

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