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Grant Hall of Wee Waa with a legendary 120cm Murray Cod caught at Copeton Dam. Big lures have accounted for many large Murray Cod over the one metre mark.

Grant Hall of Wee Waa with a legendary 120cm Murray Cod caught at Copeton Dam. Big lures have accounted for many large Murray Cod over the one metre mark.

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Murray Cod are on the bite. So here are some tips to land the perfect catch.

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Summer is here and mother nature is really showing us what she is capable of at this particular time of the year.

Long hot days melt into humid afternoons, which then turn into late afternoon storms often accompanied by incredible light shows.

It is a glorious time of year.

Sadly, sustained rain events are intermittent at best, which means a lot of the impoundments are not receiving run off and inflow to compensate for the irrigation flow allocations, which are providing thirsty crops a much needed drink. 

A lot of anglers are beginning to understand and learn exactly what it takes to regularly target and catch Murray Cod consistently over the magical one metre mark.

One element that is apparent in most sport fishing anglers is patience and that combined with an understanding of the environment these fish live in is formidable knowledge.

This understanding all comes from being on the water and putting in the time. It remains to be seen if their catches improves as the impoundments become shallower.

We have mentioned it many times before and it is worth remembering again, this time of year is almost textbook perfect for surface lure fishing.

A big trend in recent times is very large and very expensive lures that resemble natural prey for big Murray Cod.

If your wallet can handle the punishment these lures cause at the checkout then its time to visit a tackle store.

Some are actually too big to cast and they strongly resemble big lizards and other creatures that live by the waters edge.

The results speak for themselves though. These big lures have accounted for many large Murray Cod over that one metre mark.

Don’t forget to have your fishing license on you at all times. Legal length for Murray Cod is 55cm to 75cm. There is a daily limit of two and a possession limit of four.

For further information about bag limits of other species go to https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/fishing-rules- and-regs/freshwater-bag-and- size-limits 

Keep an eye out on the Seven network MATE TV channel for our fishing shows. If you have any questions, reports from your area or if you have some fish pics (and a brief story) that you would like to see here, drop us a line at joshandjamiefishing@gmail.com or visit www.joshandjamiefishing.com.au

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