Boating and fishing bonanza at Tullaroop

Freshwater fishers with kayaks, canoes and boats with electric motors will have more opportunity to get out on the water, with access to Tullaroop Reservoir now open thanks to the Victorian Government.

Victorian Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said expanding on-water access for recreational boaters delivered on a key commitment of the Victorian Government’s $34 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often.

Kayakers, canoeists and fishers with electric motorised boats can now get out on the water at Tullaroop Reservoir to catch freshwater fish or just enjoy the day.

New on-water access at Tullaroop Reservoir follows in the footsteps of Barkers Creek Reservoir near Harcourt, which was opened to kayaks and canoes in April 2019.

A new boat ramp, extended car parking and new fishing and water safety signage has been installed at Tullaroop by Goulburn Murray Water, thanks to an $80,300 grant.

Better boating access to Tullaroop Reservoir will help recreational fishers make the most of the waterway’s stocked fish population, which has provided excellent fishing in recent times.

In the last four years, close to 180,000 brown trout and rainbow trout, grown at Fisheries’ Snobs Creek hatchery, have been stocked into the reservoir, complementing the redfin population that breeds naturally.

In March 2019, Tullaroop Reservoir was also stocked with 100,000 golden perch fingerlings for the first time to create a mixed fishery in the years ahead.

Trout fishing will continue to be great in the cooler months and wetting a line for golden perch will be better in summer.

Other reservoirs soon to be opened for better on-water access include Lauriston, Malmsbury, Hepburn, and the Upper Coliban.

Source: Vic Government