Wikipedia says… “Rocklands Reservoir is a popular recreational boating location; with powered boating, water skiing and jet skiing allowed. Camping is permitted in designated areas. During the duck hunting season, duck shooting is allowed, it is also a popular fishing spot with Murray cod, Redfin, Trout and Carp taken regularly at all times of the year, Rocklands had a reputation as one of the premier carp fishing destinations in the late 90’s and early 2000’s with 10 kg+ carp taken regularly.”


I loved watching the cormorants fish. They launched from the curved spillway wall and it was there, when the sun rose, that masses of them lined up, drying their wings.  My old Nokia Lumia camera phone couldn’t do that particular sight justice.


For this next photo, I’m on the walkway right on top, near the castle-like part. The Glenelg River appears on the other side, getting on with it’s journey to the sea. An intricate system prevents carp, and their eggs, from going downstream.


Work started on the Rocklands Reservoir in 1938 but construction was distrupted by WW2.  Picking up again in 1950, the ungated, gravity-fed dam wall and embankments were completed in 1953 – a few years before I was born. Nowadays, it supplies both agricultural and environmental needs as water levels permit.


It was only about 28% full when we visited last month.

Thanks for looking.




The Spillway, Rocklands Reservoir


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