Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod

Sweet Water Cod

It’s been awhile since we’ve put in the effort to reach “sweet water”. To get there it involves a backache, sweat and socks full of burrs. We really wouldn’t have it any other way, knowing when the river is reached we’re going to have a good day.                                                                                                      

What a day we had, with an estimated 15 Murray Cod. Once again the fly that produced was a pink/black combination Mega Dobson, tied on a 5/0 Owner spinner bait hook. I also put the new Kaos 10wt Extreme Fly reel to the test. The reel easily handled the knocks and bumps that invariably happen when thundering down rapids.                                                                                                                                                                                  

We found the submerged granite boulders to be the prime areas to target during the bright daylight hours. We would have loved to fish top water poppers on sweet water but unfortunately time restraints restricted us to fish sub surface flies only. If you’re serious about your cod fishing, why not lace up your hiking boots and go find your very own sweet water.                                                                  Nick



8 responses

  1. As always very nice work boys and a great looking spot. Jason head shot was on the money Nick, how bloody lucky!


    March 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

  2. Shannon Kitchener

    Great movies again mate some great size fish in the mix. Is the water that clear in all the rivers or just some? i have to get one of those soon.
    Well done. Shannon

    March 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    • flymasta

      G’day Shannon, leading into winter our rivers tend to clear up (less rain),when it does it’s time to reduce flash material. At the moment pink has been the gun colour.
      Won’t be long till the next video is out after another successful trip.

      March 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  3. John

    Nick/James…Top work fellas!
    Always look forward to your new posts.

    How good is it to see the systems of New England performing well. A mate and I got 30 odd cod on fly over the last couple of days. It has been worth the wait after all the wet that we have had to endure.

    Keep it up guys!

    March 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  4. My next day trip down my way and the old pink colour will sure get a work out!


    March 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  5. cheynejones

    Still banging them Nick, well done!

    Next time I come out with Stuart and Hootie I might have a fly rod to have a good crack at them, might have to pick your brain before hand on what I need though…

    March 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  6. Fishing with the fly rod can impove anyone’s catch rate, dont be shy of having a crack!


    April 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

  7. andrew matthews

    First time visitor to your site two time visitor to your area.Absolutely awsome to see the footage thanks for going to the trouble and effort.I have just come back from 2 days aug 4th and 5th for 5 fish all under 50cm.Now i feel like getting out there again.Have plucked almost all my fish out that way on spinnerbaits but manage a few bass on surface fly in the rivers around the border.Anyway again loved the footage keep it coming.Cheers,Andrew(Skeeta).

    August 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm

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