Common questions

Can you fish at Barwon River?

Can you fish at Barwon River?

Fishing the lower freshwater reaches of the Barwon river The lower reaches provide great freshwater fishing with redfin and carp the most frequently caught species. You can also catch trout, eels, and tench. Those fishing with lures have done this flicking along the banks or trolling in a small boat or kayak.

Where are the fish biting in Geelong?

There are many scattered piers and jetty’s making it a great and accessible fishing location. There are many fishing spots to target including Cunningham Pier, Waterfront, St Helen’s ramp & Limeburners point just to name a few. Seasonally it fishes very well for snapper, whiting, trevally.

Is there fish in Lake Connewarre?

The main catches are Bream, Yellowed Eyed Mullet, Redfin and Mulloway. A recreational fishing licence is required by all anglers. Illegal fishing should be reported to 13 FISH (13 3474).

Can you swim in the Barwon River Geelong?

Barwon Heads has various, sandy, river estuary beaches that are excellent for swimming and windsurfing. There are also picnic and barbecue facilities. Nearby is 13th Beach with a wide stretch of sand, tall dunes and several entry/exit staircases making it a suitable location for jogging or walking.

Is it safe to swim in the Barwon River?

Barwon Heads enjoys the best of both beach worlds, with safe swimming for families along the shallow and sandy river foreshore and more challenging water for swimming and surfing over the Bluff at Thirteenth Beach, which is patrolled daily in the summer peak and on weekends until Easter.

What fish is in the Barwon River?

Most abundant angling fish are tench, short-finned eel, redfin and brown trout. Other species are river blackfish, common galaxias, spotted galaxias, congoli, Australian grayling, Australian smelt, flathead gudgeon and goldfish.

What fish do you catch at Barwon Heads?

Fishing at Barwon Heads Within the Barwon river, you can catch whiting, salmon, mullet, silver trevally, bream, estuary perch, flathead, pinkies, gurnard, mulloway and crabs. I have found small mullet to be the most common catch and big bream and Mulloway as prized catches.

What is biting in Corio Bay?

Corio Bay has been fishing very well for snapper, flathead and snook. Whiting are about but a little patchy. Anglers fishing Cunningham Pier, Griffins Gully Jetty and St Helens Rocks have taken yellow-eye mullet, garfish and small flathead.

Is Barwon River safe?

Can you swim at Buckley Falls?

Swimming available at the falls: I have seen people swimming at Buckley Falls Weir, but do not recommend it due to generally poor water quality for swimming in summer and autumn.

Is the Barwon River flooded?

The Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh is currently at 2.93 metres (minor flood level 3.00 m) and falling.

What to do in Barwon Heads for fishing?

Swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling and fishing are prime activities here. It’s a great spot for kids who enjoy playing on the sand and in shallow water safely often whist the parents have a rod out fishing. Within the town, 13th beach offers great surfing with qualify waves coming directly from the Bass straight.

Where does the Barwon River start and end?

The Barwon River stretches for 160 kilometres starting in the Otway ranges, then flowing through the township of Geelong then through townships along the Bellarine peninsula such as Ocean Grove before going out to sea at the Bass straight adjacent Barwon Heads.

Where is Barwon Heads on the Bellarine Peninsula?

Barwon Heads is a popular and scenic township on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula. With clean beaches, boutique shops, surf, cafes, camping and quality fishing available.

Where is the best fishing area in Geelong?

The Barwon Heads area offers probably the most diverse fishing experiences in the Geelong region. The town was built on its good fishing and hunting. As its name suggests Barwon Heads is the head of the Barwon River that stretches to the Otways rain forests.

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