Catch a cod for Christmas as official fishing season opens

The Murray Cod fishing season is officially open.
The opening comes following the annual three-month breeding closure as well as a record number of recent Murray cod stockings which has bolstered populations in NSW lakes and rivers after years of drought.
The Murray cod is Australia’s largest freshwater fish.
Fishers must adhere to the legal bag and size limits along with other fishing rules that apply.
Fishing rules, including a daily bag limit of two Murray cod per person, are available on the NSW Department of Primary Industries website.
Last year, more than half a million Murray cod were stocked to more than 80 locations across the state costing $10 million and funded from the Native Fish Drought Strategy.
Anyone with information on suspected illegal fishing activity is urged to call the Fishers Watch phone line on 1800 043 536.


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