The largest of Australia's Freshwater species and is one of the most sought after of our freshwater fish
How To Identify:
A mottled olive green to yellow/green on the higher back and fading to a creamy yellow underneath and lower body. Murray Cod have quite a large mouth and forward eyes. Common sizes area around 2-10kgs however more and more dam introduced larger cods are caught each year. Potentially could reach 100kg however fish over 40kgs are rare.
How To Catch:
Will take most freshwater baits such as worms, live shrimp or yabbies, witchetty grubs and small baitfish. Will readily take lures, particularly large very deep diving slow rolling minnows. A whole range of specialist cods lures are made in Australia to target these great fish. Puts up a decent fight when caught on lures especially in clean, clear waters of the higher creeks and rivers, can be a little lazy when caught on heavy gear while bait fishing.
Found throughout the Murray/Darling system. It has also been introduced to many dams throughout Australia where is has been thriving and growing to some very large sizes