Fishing guide for Devilbend Reservoir. This is a terrific fishing destination within the Mornington Peninsula. The lake itself spanning over 250 hectares. Recently Parks Victoria funded 1.6 million dollars of upgrades to the facility. The site now has renovated fishing pontoons newly established state of the art fishing platforms. The main floating pontoon extended by an impressive 36 meters to give land-based anglers access to deeper waters and more space.

Devil bend has been heavily stocked with trout since 2010 and estuary perch since 2014. To date, fisheries have released 35,000 trout and 120,000 estuary perch fingerlings. In 2012 they released 125 brown trout with an average size of 1.8 kilos. Making this a great location to target a trophy size trout or perch. With picnic grounds, it’s a great fishing location to take the family.

It’s also become a popular fishing destination for kayakers. Thirty‐three hectares of Devilbend Reservoir has been zoned for non‐powered watercraft. This includes canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and windsurfers. There are yellow markers and signs to help people identify those zones. There are also two launch areas. The main launch area near the picnic ground and car park

Fish species to target

estuary perch, redfin & trout

Fishing Devilbend reservoir with bait

When bait fishing at Devilbend reservoir a good option is to use live earth or scrub worms on a size 6 or 8 bait keeper hook with a running sinker rig. You can also have success using crickets, power bait, yabbies or mud eye with a small hook suspended from a float.

Fishing Devilbend reservoir with lures

Devil Bend Reservoir is a great location for flicking lures. Surface lures such as small bent minnows and poppers are a great option when targeting estuary perch. We also like using spinners and soft plastics in this area which will allow you to target all the species at once. This is a great way by land or kayak of catching a prized redfin or trout.

Click here to see our guide on the best lures and soft plastics to use when targeting Redfin.

Rod setup

When targeting fresh water species such as trout, redfin and estuary perch we recommend fishing with a light rod. This will make the experience more enjoyable whilst improving your catch rates. We suggest a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo capacity fishing rod. Coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 size reel. Spooled with braid between 4-8 pound finished with a rod length of a quality fluorocarbon leader.

This is also a terrific spot for fly fisherman who can drift nymph flies with great success for trout.

Most productive times

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

Family friendly notes

It’s a lovely area, with walking trails, natural fauna, birdlife and picnic grounds. You can enjoy also the surrounding views. It’s a great place for non powered vessels. There is also ample car parking space between sunrise and sundown.

Known hazards

Fishing by land is only permitted in certain zones, so do make sure to look out for signs that identify these fishing zones. As with all country, rural areas always be mindful of snakes.

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Map of location

Devilbend Reservoir Map