Fishing locations Wurdibuloc Reservoir is a large water storage system part of Barwon water. Originally built in the 1930s throughout its journey its received some upgrades and now supplies water to Geelong, Anglesea, Toruqay and surrounding regions. Located 40 kilometres past Geelong its often referred to as the land of a thousand casts.
Wurdibuloc seasonally produces amazing trout and redfin but much effort is required. Its water levels currently are very low making this a challenging fishing destination. There a regular reports of nice size trout and Redfin being taken. Currently waders are a must to allow you to cast into water deep enough to attract a fish. This can be a challenging destination to navigate. Those who come in the main entrance a forced to walk down a steep and long rock wall. I have slipped on these rocks myself and broken key gear before even starting my day,
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, & Redfin. Often reports of good sizes being taken.
BEST BAITS AND LURES
This is a great location for lures and soft plastics. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. Long casting metal lures are great for land-based anglers. Top options include the nories wasaby and pontoon 21 paco spoon. Both are great for targeting both trout and redfin. Shallow diving hard body lures such as bullet lures, Daiwa double clutch, Rapala Countdown series and Savage gear minnows are also excellent choices. Soft plastics and spinners are also fantastic options. If you plan on fishing with bait from the banks then Scrub worms, corn, mudeye and Power bait and great options.
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.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favorite is fishing the sundown.
This is not a great fishing location for kids. Quite often you are required to walk down a challenging rock wall and there isn’t much to keep the kids occupied should the bite be quiet.
Walking the rockwall can be a little hazardous so be careful. I myself have slipped down the rocks and broke my new Shimano Rod and had a few scratches and bruises for quick lapse of concentration. Getting your bait deep enough is tricky and many will wear waders and go in quite deep, again be careful when doing this and always let other know where you are fishing. Also always be on the look out for Brown and Tiger snakes which can be apparent in the immediate area.