Stony Creek Reservoir open for angling

Recreational anglers can once again cast a line at Upper Stony Creek Reservoir No. 1, with the site re-opened to the public for the first time in more than a decade.

Located about 40 kilometres from Geelong on the Geelong-Ballan Road, north of Anakie, the three Upper Stony Creek reservoirs are part of Barwon Water’s Moorabool water supply system.

More than 5,000 trout have been added to Stony Creek Reservoir No. 1. Pictutred: Mick Bettanin, Catchment Management Officer, Barwon Water and John Hotchin, Secretary, Associated Geelong and District Angling Clubs.

As part of its 2016 strategic blueprint for the future, Barwon Water identified water for recreation as a key focus area and committed to delivering shared benefits for the community through waterway planning and management that recognises recreational values.

We worked in partnership with Fisheries Victoria to re-stock the reservoir, releasing 5,800 brown trout (Salmo trutta) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Recognised by the National Heritage Trust as being of state significance for its place in the history of Geelong water supply, the reservoir is a perfect location for bushwalking, picnicking and bird watching.

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