Wednesday, 15 February, 2017


Lakes Entrance will celebrate and showcase the wonderful array of Victorian seafood caught by commercial and recreational fishers and the beautiful places it comes from at the “Hooked on Lakes Entrance” event on March 12.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said Fisheries Victoria and the East Gippsland Food Cluster would co-host the day at the Lakes Entrance Foreshore Reserve overlooking the water from 10am till 5pm.

Victorian waters produce some of the finest seafood in the world which ends up on the tables of great restaurants locally and overseas, suburban fish and chip shops and of course, backyard barbecues.

The event will promote the high quality seafood caught in the Gippsland region, other local produce and great fishing spots to take the family and wet a line.

At Lakes Entrance, visitors can still buy fresh locally caught seafood direct from the trawler or from the Fishermen’s Cooperative.

Local commercial fishers will be tied up at the wharf to explain their fishing practices and life at sea. ‘Hooked on Lakes Entrance’ attractions include:

• Fish filleting and fish preparation tips from experts
• Seafood cooking demonstrations including Peruvian Alejendro Savaria who will prepare his signature ceviche with Bass Strait species
• Cook-off with local personalities and chefs
• Fishcare ‘Come and Try’ fishing clinics for children and families
• Food stands selling freshly cooked seafood and locally made produce
• Wine makers, beer and cider brewers offering tastings and purchase
• Tables and chairs to relax and enjoy the views with family and friends.

For more information about the event visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Lakes Entrance is a fishing mecca, home to one of Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleets and important recreational fishing destination.”

“There’s a lot to celebrate about Victorian seafood whether you catch your own on the weekend, buy it fresh from a fishmonger, eat it with hot chips and vinegar on a Friday night or enjoy it at a fine restaurant.

“Exploring Victoria’s waterways to cast a line or visit a local provedore is good for mental health, good for relationships and good for regional businesses that depend on tourism.”