Flyfishing for Australian Murray Cod

Back Country Cod

It amazing how much gear we think is required for an overnight trip. We both looked like a pair of Himalayan  Sherpas loaded up with all the essential gear, such as cameras, camping and fishing gear.  We both new the extra effort would be well worth it, the thought of being able to fish well into the evening and early mornings had us very excited.  Soon after inflating our boats and securing our packs, it wasn’t long before we found a bunch of Cod willing to smash our Mega sized Dobson flys.  In fact my first four Murray Cod all measured above 70cm’s.  During the evening, I concentrated on fishing topwater.  I was using big foam 5/0 poppers and although I couldn’t match the amount of fish Jason was tallying up using subsurface, It was still exceptional fishing.   And as the sun set we were having fun catching  juvenile Cod, that somehow could manage to eat our big surface flys.   Next morning we still found plenty of fish keen to eat our flys, but we were keen to explore and traverse futher downstream.  The rapids started to grow in size, flowing past large granite boulders.  Considering we had landed 20 fish for the trip, we were content to roll up the boats and start the long hike back to the vehicle.                                                   Nick            

4 responses

  1. You fella’s are seriously awesome fly fisherman! I absolutely love watching your videos and following your blog. You’re living my dream! Thank you so much for sharing..

    April 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    • Hi Shaun,

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad to hear other people getting a buzz from the vids. It’s the whole reason why we started the blog.


      April 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  2. Boys you 2 have been having a great time chasing the cod, got to make the most of the good weather and right water levels.

    Keep up the good work!


    April 10, 2012 at 8:51 am

    • flymasta

      Virty, We’ve been cracking some quality fish of late. Scored a 85cm Cod yesterday and dropped another in the high 80’s,I hope Winter holds up for a little while longer.

      April 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

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