Welcome to Dunyak Moira.

This community space has been designed to help people reconnect with nature, in a reimagined setting that gives new life to an unused space.

Created in partnership between Goulburn Valley Water and the Burnanga Indigenous Fishing Club, Dunyak Moira (meaning fishing lake in Yorta Yorta language) is a new space for people to access water-related recreational activities in Merrigum.

Dunyak Moira is catch and release fishing only - fines will apply for taking fish.

Opening hours:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus some public holidays
Dawn to dusk

We'll assess and update hours regularly based on available daylight - please check back here regularly for times. Community volunteers are helping us with opening and closing so times may vary slightly - please be patient if the gates aren't open when you arrive.

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Dunyak Moira has been established to celebrate our wonderful native fisheries and appreciate the rich indigenous culture that has sustained them for many thousands of years. To ensure this remains a high quality fishery for future generations, we have set a 'catch and release’ policy, which is a condition of entry. 

Fishing at Dunyak Moira is free, but we highly encourage users to have a recreational fishing licence. To find out more, visit the Victorian Fisheries Authority's website.

You can find Dunyak Moira at 104-108 Morrissey Street, Merrigum - turn into the side street near the water towers.

We acknowledge that Dunyak Moira is on Yorta Yorta Country. We extend our respect to the Traditional Owners, the Yorta Yorta People.

Frequently asked questions

What is available at Dunyak Moira?

There's a designated car park area to the left as you drive through the gates. Please keep cars in the gravelled area.

You can fish from pontoons at the Burnanga reservoir across the bridge. Fishing is permitted from three bank sides on the Gangupka reservoir - you can walk down the slope to the banks, or there's a ramp in the south-east corner of the lagoon (see the map on site).

There are several picnic tables and a grassed area. Please take any rubbish with you.

Drinking water:
A drinking water fountain is available at the corner of the Burnanga (cod) large lake, closest to the bridge. 

The nearest public toilets are located at Judd Park, a 250 metre (3 minute walk) along Morrisey Street towards the town centre. 

What's not allowed?

  • No swimming in either lake
  • No kayaking or canoeing on the Gangupka (smaller) lake
  • No boats
  • Stay away from prohibited areas
  • Keep away from fences to neighbouring properties
  • This is catch-and-release fishing only
  • No alcohol can be brought on site
  • Take all your rubbish (including fishing) with you when you leave
  • No fires or camping

Who can I contact for help?

In an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000). The address for Dunyak Moira is 104-108 Morrisey Street, Merrigum. 

You can also call GVW's 24 hour customer support line on 1800 454 500.