• Hannah Phillips

Fishing Now On The Warren Reservoir


Recreational fishers who have been angling to have fishing allowed on the Warren Reservoir, have had their wishes granted.


Minister for Water and Environment Ian Hunter announced recently on site, that the Warren Reservoir in the Barossa Valley has been upgraded and opened up to canoes and kayaks.

Tony Piccolo Member for Light, attended the official announcement, said the reservoir now has improved road access, upgrades to car parking and visitor amenities.

“The angler experience has been enhanced with increased shore-based recreational fishing access, as well as kayak and canoe on-water access.

“A grant of $73,000 was provided to RecFish SA from the South Australian Recreational Fishing Grants Programme to stock the Warren Reservoir with Murray Cod, Golden and Silver Perch,” Mr Piccolo said.

RecFish SA Executive Director, and Willaston resident, Mr Danny Simpson said the expansion of the successful Warren Reservoir fishery is a great step forward and for the first time kayaks and canoes will be able to be used for fishing.

“Freshwater fishing is extremely popular in Australia and we expect that these reservoirs will attract interest from fishers across the country,” said Mr Simpson.

In 2014, the State Government announced $3.25 million to encourage recreational fishing in South Australia, including the $400,000 Reservoir Fishing Access Project to build infrastructure associated with opening up five offline reservoirs.

The South Australian Reservoir Fishing Access Project granted $165,000 and the Australian Government Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program granted $170,000 to the Barossa Council to upgrade the Warren Reservoir.

The State Government has also contributed $200,000 to improve road safety access.

A RecFish SA permit is required to fish at reservoirs and more information can be found at https://recfishsa.org.au/reservoir-fishing/