Cod fishing on the Murry

Submitted: Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 14:46
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Hey guys im flying back to the homeland from Perth to do a bit of fishing on the Murry just wondering if any ones caught a couple and if the old bloke at the Strathmerton Pub still sells his yabbies as i dont have time to grab my own
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 15:23

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 15:23
Murray!
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Follow Up By: Ciscocat - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:53

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:53
Do you ever let up?? You are one of the reasons i probably would never become a paid member of this site, as far as i am concerned (and a few others i know) you should be banned from this site!!

Cisco
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Follow Up By: Dave... Adelaide (SA) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:31

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:31
I wouldn't worry about Shaker too much Cisco, i doubt that he will ever change.....best to just ignore him.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:56

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:56
Isn't it a lot easier to search & get better results with correct spelling.
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Follow Up By: Ciscocat - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 18:25

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 18:25
Yes Shaker you do make a good point there, but wouldn't it be more polite to explain yourself rather than coming back with your usual smart-arsed one liners? You remind me of another person that used to frequent this site.

Cisco
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 19:19

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 19:19
I deliberately refrained from making any comment, all I did was psot one word, correctly spelt, I don't really care how ell people cam spell, but keywords, incorrectly spelt don't give good search results.
If I offended you, I apologise.
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 10:17

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 10:17
psot
well
cam

Sorrry couldn't resist!

Keep the shiny side up

Pete
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 09:10

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 09:10
How is the new Jack going Pete, we just brought a 2nd one , must be devils for punisment,
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 15:31

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 15:31
Ok - this week.

Was off the road for the last 2. It turned out to be a failed fuel rail pressure sensor. All is good now.

I guess that is one of the benefits of these computerised cars - Holden plugged into the computer and the car told them what the problem was.

Still love the Jack though.

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Reply By: Kirks - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 15:50

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 15:50
Kirks here

Inkbandit79

you don't need yabbies just get yourself plenty of shrimp and a few worms and some cheese and away you go, best of luck.
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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:51

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:51
will have the shrimp net out for sure, I dont really like cheese cause allthough the cod love it thier digestive system cant dissolve it quick enoug and it makes them crook perfect for shrimp but and catfood
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:13

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:13
Murray Cod are protected in some States.
Should be fully protected, IMHO.

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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:46

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 16:46
What about Catch and release the NSW Gumbiment make it harder and harder to catch them, with the size increasing each year and as the species turn female and become the breeder's as they get larger they will soon run out of breeding stock allthough both Vic and Nsw stock the rivers with starlings they are next to useless in a river full of males, Ive fished all over Australia for Barra and Bass and the catch and release seems to work fine as an experienced and avid fisherman i only take what I can cook up for a feed, not sounding harsh but check out the thread about the fish kill in the river a few months ago
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:36

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 17:36
Hi Peter,
To an extent I agree with you but I also agree Mr Octopus too.

The Murray Cod really needs protection in some repects from the very department that is charged with its protection.

I'd love to know which rocket scientist released the water into a hot river bed, not once but twice!

That's the definition of insanity, doing the same thing the same way every day and expecting a different result!

The size limit for Murray Cod should have a lower length to allow the males to reach breeding age and an upper limit to protect the big breeding females.

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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 22:28

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 22:28
Inkbandit you have Barra and Murray Cod confused mate, Barra change sex COD DO NOT. Agree wholehearly with the new regs, Cod do not breed till 5 years old, at lest with the min size limit at 60cm they have a chance.
Pete and Margeret yes Cod are doing poorly in SA, but are doing very well in NSW due to the closed season, size limits and catch and release catching on. I have only killed one cod in the last twenty years and that was only to give the cocky one.
We recently caught 13 over a weekend on lures only. One was 102cm caught by my 13 year old, who glasdly released him.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Inkbandit79 - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 09:29

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 09:29
Sorry about the confusion there madfisher, good to see people putting back what they take out of the river, how much did that 102 monster wheigh and were abouts did you catch him i was thinking of heading upstream of the fish kill seems were it happened is only around the corner of my usual spot in boundry bend.
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 09:08

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 09:08
Inkbandit can not weigh a fish that size without causing terminal damage, but NSW fisheries put out a chart to 100cm. Going by that it would have been arround 50lb.
It was caught in the Macquarie system. The Cod died out above Burradong in the early eighties drought due to a disease. Took us fifteen years of raising money and restocking before we started catching them again on a regular basis on a catch and release.
Use mostly 12lb line as it is not as snagie as the Murray and light baitcasters. The big fella took one of Ray Broughtons original Legend lures.Took at lest half an hour to tire out sufficently to land, luckily I had rigged the young bloke up with 17lb line that morning.
Cheers Pete
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