Murray Cod | Maccullochella peelii

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Common Name: Murray Cod
Species Name: Maccullochella peelii

The Murray Cod is also known as Cod and Goodoo. The Murray Cods body varies with the age and location of the fish, generally it is a camouflage pattern of olive green to dark green on the back and upper flanks the progressing down to a yellowish or creamy white belly area. Exceptionally large fish often take on a greyish appearance. The fins of the Murray Cod are dark grey in appearance with lower or soft dorsal, caudal and anal fin having a distinctive white margin. The Murray is Australia’s largest freshwater fish and has been recorded up to 113kg and 1.8mtr in length however catches up to 10kg are more common.

Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia

Light Tackle to Medium Tackle.

Minnow Style, Spinnerbaits, Spoons and Soft Plastics

Freshwater Yabbies, Freshwater Shrimp, Freshwater Mussels, Worms, Grubs and Small Fish.

Murray Cod Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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