Devilbend Reservoir - open for fishing!
February 21, 2013
Press release courtesy of Fisheries Victoria.
The Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, including Devilbend Reservoir, is now officially open to visitors for the first time in six years after $1.6 million of works funded by Parks Victoria.
One of two new fishing and viewing platforms has been completed at the reserve, funded with an additional $200,000 grant using fishing licences fees.
The public now has access to this new fishery for the first time since it was formally transferred to the Crown in 2006, after the reserve was decommissioned as a water supply facility.
As well as improving fishing access to the site, Fisheries Victoria has stocked Devilbend Reservoir with brown trout and rainbow trout, boosting fishing opportunities.
Since 2010 the reservoir has been stocked with more than 14,000 rainbow trout and 21,000 brown trout, including 125 browns in October 2012 that averaged 1.8kg each.
Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is located at Tuerong, Melways Map 152 J3.
For further information contact Parks Victoria on 131 963 or visithttp://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/devilbend-n.f.r.
Latest News - Change of conditions
Scheduled works within the Devilbend Reserve, that is due for completion by the end of March 2013 (weather permitting), may result in some temporary closures and disruptions to public access. Completion of a second fishing platform and access boardwalk (south of the existing fishing platform) will require temporary closures to the lake side pathway when materials and plant are delivered to the works area. The upgrade of the existing lakeside pathway, to cater for all abilities access, will be subject to short closures as machinery and materials are delivered to the works area.
The area map, open for fishing.