Thank cod, let’s go fish

By Country News on December 02, 2015

The recreational fishing season for Murray cod in Victorian waters re-opens on December 1.

Fisheries Victoria executive director Travis Dowling said there had never been a better time to wet a line for Murray cod thanks to record fish stocking levels and great access opportunities.

‘‘The opening of Murray cod season is widely celebrated by anglers given the species’ iconic reputation and popularity as a native sportfish,’’ Mr Dowling said.

‘‘We want to remind anglers about the new catch limits for Murray cod that were introduced last year to improve sustainability and long-term fishing opportunities in our lakes and rivers.

‘‘The minimum size for Murray cod is 55cm and the maximum size is 75cm,’’ he said.

‘‘In lakes, the daily bag limit is two Murray cod per person while in all rivers the limit is one.

‘‘These regulations protect large breeding fish year-round and contribute to more trophy-size Murray cod, which are highly valued by anglers.’’

By Country News on December 02, 2015

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