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Recreational fishers can start reeling in one of Australia’s iconic species from Thursday 1 December, with the opening of the Murray Cod season.

Growing up to 1.8 metres in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, the Murray Cod is the country’s largest freshwater fish.

Fishers will be keen to catch some cod following the annual 3-month breeding closure. The closure is to protect this very important species during its breeding season.


A daily bag limit of two Murray Cod per person, per day, and a total possession limit of four apply when fishing in any inland waters. Fishers also need to adhere to the legal size limits and catch and release best practice.

Fishers are required to release Murray Cod which are smaller than 55cm, or bigger than 75cm, with the least possible harm.

Fisheries officers will monitor inland waterways, to ensure fishers are following all the rules, so it is important that recreational fishers are fully aware of the specific rules applying to Murray Cod before dropping in a line.

For more information regarding inland recreational fishing rules, including local fishing guides and trout fishing guides go to www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources.

You can report suspected illegal fishing activity by calling Fishers Watch on 1800 043 536 or report it online at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishi…/compliance/report-illegal-activity.

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