The Murray cod is an icon of Australia and is popular with recreational fishers in South-Eastern Australia where it is often stocked into dams and lakes. Murray Cod are Australia’s largest freshwater fish and can grow to lengths of 180cm and 110kg in weight. However, they are commonly encountered in the 50-100cm range.
Fresh bardi grub and yabbies are excellent baits, while spinnerbaits, diving hardbodies, surface lures and swimbaits are great lures to use. Here are some tackle recommendations when Murray cod.
Rod: 6’6”-8’6” medium-light/medium-heavy Daiwa Spin
Reel: 2000-4000 Daiwa Spin Reel Line: 4-10lb PE line
Leader: 4-15lb Fluorocarbon/Nylon Leader Lures: Steez RPM Crank/Popper
70F/Cover Chatter/Spinnerbait/ASROC, Bait Junkie 4.2/6.2 Minnow
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