Murray Cod

Advanced Bigbait Basics

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Words & Images: Matthew Perdrau Back in January 2016 I penned an article for Hooked Up on the introduction, and subsequent rise in popularity, of swimbaits and more importantly bigbaits in Australia. Since that t...

Fast Water Murray Cod

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As a youngster with an early addiction to lure fishing for natives, growing up in the Riverina meant I had to learn to cope with the fluctuating water levels of the Murrumbidgee. So variable was the level through Darl...

land based murray cod on lures

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In Australia the Murray cod is one of the most commonly targeted species. It's easy to see why so many of us target these fish, their stunning looks, size and awesome power with which they hit lures will have any fi...

Murray Cod On Surface Lures

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Words & Images: Matthew Perdrau The technique of targeting cod on surface lures has gained significant popularity over the last decade, but more so in the last two years. As a tackle shop employee in the nation’s...

Murray Cod On Top Water

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Words & Images: Rod Mackenzie If your doctor prescribed fishing as a relaxing sport – stress-free and great for the karma – then believe me, they have never fished for Murray cod with surface lures. The lip-clad ...

Preparing For Bigbait Season

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Words & Images: John Cahill I don’t fish for cod with any degree of zest (or at all) until we get our first frosts at sea level in Victoria, usually in mid to late May – then it’s time for me to get excited.  In ...

Swimbaits In Australia

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Words: Matt Perdrau Images: Matt Perdrau & Dean Norbiato Well, it was inevitable: it was only a matter of time before we caught up with the rest of the world and started realising the potential of swimbaits. Fr...