Fishing locations Devilbend Reservoir is a terrific fishing destination within the Mornington Peninsula. With 1.6 million dollars of upgrades recently funded from Parks Victoria the site has newly established fishing pontoons and platforms. Devil bend has been heavily stocked with trout since 2012 making it a great location to target a trophy size brown or rainbow. It has also been stocked heavily with estuary perch in recent times. With picnic grounds it s a great fishing location to take the family. Its also become a popular fishing destination for kayakers.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

estuary perch, redfin & trout

BEST BAITS AND LURES

When bait fishing options such as Scrub worms, Crickets, Power bait, Yabbies and Mudeye. However this is a great spot for flicking lures. Surface lures can be great when targeting estuary perch. I like using spinners and soft plastics which allow you to target all the species at once and can be a great method of catching a prized reddie or trout. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

When targeting Trout and Redfin fish as light as possible which will make the experience more fun and improve your chances. Redfin will actively take many baits or lures. To maximize your chances fish with a 2 – 4  or 1 – 3 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality 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

Its a lovely area, with walking trials and picnic grounds. You can enjoy the surrounding views.

KNOWN HAZARDS

As with all country rural areas always be mindful of snakes.