Guidelines

Can you swim in Devilbend reservoir?

Can you swim in Devilbend reservoir?

Watercraft and swimming are not permitted in the reservoir, also dogs, fires and camping are not allowed.

Can you kayak in Devilbend reservoir?

Devilbend Reservoir provides valuable inland habitat for many water birds. Following community consultation, Parks Victoria will allow non-powered watercraft, such as kayaks and canoes, to use a thirty-three hectare section in Devilbend Reservoir.

What fish are in Devilbend Reservoir?

Relax by the shores of the Devilbend Reservoir and Bittern Reservoir, enjoying a picnic, some wildlife watching or water activities. The Reservoir fishing areas are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Estuary Perch, with fishing pontoons and platforms available for keen freshwater anglers.

What is Devilbend reservoir used for?

The two reservoirs acted as a primary water source for Melbourne, and were used for storage and supply until they were decommissioned in 2001. Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is now the largest inland waterbody on the Mornington Peninsula.

Is Devilbend Reservoir Dog friendly?

Dogs and other pets are not permitted. Descend from the Devilbend Picnic Area along the 2.5m wide shoreline trail on a compacted surface that takes in views across the expansive reservoir whilst making your way down to the fishing platforms and boardwalks.

Are dogs allowed at Devilbend reservoir?

Can you kayak at Devils Bend?

Things to do at Devilbend Reservoir There is also ample car parking space between sunrise and sundown. It’s also become a popular fishing destination for kayakers. Thirty‐three hectares of Devilbend Reservoir have been zoned for non‐powered watercraft. This includes canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and windsurfers.

Can you fish at Devilbend?

Devilbend Reservoir is a terrific fishing destination within the Mornington Peninsula. The lake itself spans over 250 hectares. Recently Parks Victoria funded 1.6 million dollars of upgrades to the facility. The site now has renovated fishing pontoon’s newly established state of the art fishing platforms.

Are dogs allowed at Devilbend?

What about Devilbend reservoirs?

Devilbend and Bittern Reservoirs are constructed habitats but are well established with complex aquatic habitats such as woody debris, rocky sections, gravel substrates and extensive aquatic vegetation and also excellent water quality. This site would provide excellent habitat for all three species proposed.

Can I fish in the Devilbend reserve?

There is strong community support for appropriate recreational activities in the Devilbend Reserve. A number of activities have been included in the draft Management Plan and recreational fishing is one of them. Recreational fishing is one of Victoria’s (and Australia’s) most popular leisure activities.

Are Devilbend and Bittern reservoirs at risk from New predatory species?

Regardless the addition of further predatory species is unlikely to increase the risks that the species, if found would face at Devilbend and Bittern Reservoirs, and is not considered further.

Is Devilbend Creek a reliable flow?

Devilbend Creek has historically had a reliable flow, with most flows diverted around the upstream Reservoirs. This may change with some of the higher flows being diverted into the Reservoirs in future management scenarios but base flows should remain strong, although diminished due to climate change (GHD 2008).