Rocklands Emerging Native Fishery

Excitement is building at Rocklands Reservoir with signs stocked native fish are already entering the fishery after just three years of growth.

A flurry of recent golden perch catches is providing the best evidence yet Rocklands is well on its way to become a native fish gem for recfishers in Victoria’s west.

For over a decade VRFish has recognised the potential of the Rocklands as a stocked native fishery. In 2017, our strong advocacy saw the Victorian Fisheries Authority begin stocking the now emerging native fishery. Since the start of the stocking program more than 1.4-million Murray Cod and 605,000 golden perch have been stocked.

The reservoir at over 67 square kilometres features a range of other fish species including redfin perch, rainbow and brown trout, Australian bass, yabbies and carp.

With 6 free campgrounds, a caravan park, boat ramps and all within easy reach to the Grampians National Park its easy to see why Rocklands will become an even more popular fishing and camping destination for all the family. For more information visit the Greater Hamilton tourist page.

Rocklands Reservoir in a highly valuable water storage managed by Grampians Wimmera-Mallee Water (GWMWater) with a purpose built concrete retaining wall built in the 1950s to ensure water customers of the Wimmera Mallee region of Victoria had access to secure water supplies.

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