Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod

Early Morning Cod

What a difference a week can make when Cod fishing.  A rising barometer and stable weather conditons can bring Native Murray Cod to the boil, from the first moment I hit the water, things looked good.  It was amazing to see how narrow water can hold such good fish, ones that were also super eager to smash a well presented popper.  This coupled to the fact I had put in the hard yards to reach the river at first light, it would ensure the highest chance of success.  The fly of choice was an upgraded 8/0 Bendy Roller Popper. The fly was designed to be thrown and skip cast into the most overgrown sections of the rivers.  When it quietened down on the surface I then switched to sub surface, the fly was a mega Dobson fly tied on a super sharp Owner 5/0 hook.  I’ll be covering the tying instruction of both these flies plus weedgaurd construction very soon.                Nick.

4 responses

  1. David Ireland

    Another brilliant bit of cod footage. Well done.
    David

    March 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  2. alex stevenson

    what type of boat are you using. i also use inflateables but your boat seems to be perfect

    March 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • flymasta

      Hello Alex, I use a Incept Floatboat. It’s made in NZ and built out of the same material as white water rafts. Purchasing this craft is one of best investments I’ve made. It is fully contained in its own dry bag/backpack, trek it in and fish any unfishable water with ease.

      March 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      • Nick….Great footage and bloody nice size cod this time around. As the cooler months come in to play will you find bigger cod will come out to play ?

        April 10, 2012 at 8:47 am

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