Estuary perch at Painkalac Reservoir

We’ve joined forces with the Victorian Fisheries Authority to stock the re-opened reservoir with 7,000 native and endemic estuary perch (Macquaria colonorum).

While the fingerlings are just a few centimetres long, they will soon be a drawcard for recreational anglers, eventually growing to up to 75 cm and 10 kg. 

Painkalac Reservoir, located north of Moggs Creek, once supplied water to the nearby townships of Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven. When these towns were connected to the diverse and secure greater Geelong water supply network last year, the picturesque reservoir was opened to the public for walking, riding, bushwalking, bird watching, picknicking and — of course  recreational fishing.

The fish stocking aligns with our vision of creating recreational and wellbeing opportunities for community benefit.


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