Hooked on Lakes Entrance

Looking for something to do this March long weekend?

How about a road-trip to the FREE Hooked on Lakes Entrance event on Sunday 10 March 2024.

Discover the wonders of East Gippsland, eat local Victorian seafood, learn more about where it comes from and how to cook it, and let the kids loose in the Kids Zone or a free fishing clinic run by experts.

When: Sunday, 10 March 2024

Where: Lakes Entrance Foreshore Reserve

Time: 10am-4pm

Activity Registration:

Kids Fishing Clinics: register here

Kids 'storytime' sessions: register here

Kids 'create your own fish' sessions: register here

What to expect

  • Seafood cooking demonstrations to inspire by Sam Mahlook from local restaurant The Minotaur, Luke McMenamay-Collins from Sodafish, and Kohn Kyriakou and Sheenie Hwang from Off The Wharf.
  • Fish filleting and preparation tips from Lakes Entrance Fishermans Co-Op;
  • Food stands selling fresh fish, local prawns, and cooked seafood including Mitchelson Fisheries;
  • Free 'Come and Try' fishing clinics for kids;
  • Kids Zone filled with fun activities for youngsters including clay modelling, beach exploring, story time with Fisheries’ education team;
  • Aquaculture hub explaining local oyster trials with the Gunaikurnai Land and Water Corporation, and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority;
  • Meet the leaders of the Women in Recreational Fishing and Boating (WIRFAB) network to learn more about the group and how to get involved;
  • Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association’s market stalls;
  • Family-friendly areas to enjoy the waterfront views.