Off The Wharf
Each day small and large fishing vessels pull up to the two wharves at this retail outlet for the Lakes Entrance Fishermans Co-operative to unload their morning’s catch onto conveyor belts. From the viewing deck you can watch them weighed, sorted, scaled, filleted and packed.
Gippsland Lake fishers bring in bream and school whiting each day, while deep-sea net trawlers arrive with their Bass Strait bounty two to three days per week. Depending on the season and the day, this means the shop is filled with tiger flathead, gummy shark, duck fish, ling, yellow-eye mullet, prawns, sardines, mussels and whitebait. It’s a hub for Victorian seafood, so collect some for dinner.