2021 Murray Codference

The Murray Codference is returning to Shepparton in 2021!

This year's event is the fifth consecutive Codference to be held in the heart of the Goulburn Valley.

There's some sensational speakers locked in to talk about the very latest on this iconic Aussie species.

Key Information

When: Sunday, 18th April, 2021

Where: Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton VIC 3630

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Important Note:  

We are committed to delivering a CovidSafe event. To support this all bookings will include an allocated seat assigned at the time of booking. Please ensure if you wish to sit with a group that you book for them within the one transaction.


All tickets to this event are FREE. Click here to book. All bookings include a light lunch and a conference gift pack. Please ensure you book tickets for your full group within the one transaction as seating is allocated at time of booking.

Presentations and Speakers

  • Keynote address from Cameron McGregor who will discuss angling tips and techniques
  • Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery update by Anthony Forster
  • Steve Trelfall on new and useful native fish fishing products
  • Yorick Piper and his journey as a cod fisher
  • Katie Doyle on Murray Cod diet
  • Ben Scullin on better access to Murray Cod fisheries

The conference is a proud part of the State Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often.

Click here to book tickets for the 2021 Murray Codference.

Previous events and speakers

The Murray Codference is an annual all-day celebration of native fish and fishing that has been held annually at Shepparton since 2016.

The conference style event brings together 300-600 recreational fishers, fisheries managers, researchers and resource managers annually to learn all about our native fisheries and how they’re tracking, plus tips and tactics to improve fishing success from Australia’s best anglers.

The Murray Codference is a free event funded by the State Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, in more places.

To learn more about the Murray Codference:

For further information about the Murray Codference, please contact Anthony Forster, Manager of Freshwater Fisheries (Anthony.forster@vfa.vic.gov.au), Taylor Hunt, Fisheries Manager (taylor.hunt@vfa.vic.gov.au) or John Douglas, Fisheries Manager (John.douglas@vfa.vic.gov.au).

Murray Codference Proceedings

To download Murray Codference Proceedings, click below:

Murray Codference Videos

Videos are also available of presentations given at the 2018 and 2019 Murray Codferences, click below:

2019 Murray Codference Videos

Murray cod - The best fishing destinations, tactics and stories the video premiere - Total Native 2 - Rob Paxevanos

Murray Codference 2019 launch – Travis Dowling

Native fisheries management highlights 2019 - Anthony Forster

Lower Darling River fish loss:  An independent review - Nick Bond

Native fish report cards 2019 - Brett Ingram

Evidence driven management is crucial - Jarod Lyon

Northern native hatchery update - Danny Simpson

Changing channels - Native fish salvage and relocation - John Douglas

New age bait for BIG cod - John Cahill

Fishing for Gippsland Australian Bass - Graeme Dear

GoFishVic App - Better Data, Better Fishing - Taylor Hunt

2018 Murray Codference Videos

Bringing home, the USA Pro Bass circuit experience - Carl Jocumsen

Native fish horizons - Rocklands and beyond - Anthony Forster

Victoria’s native fish recovery - the last 20 years - Zeb Tonkin & Jarod Lyon

‘Back to the Future’ for native fish - Will Trueman

Murray cod stocking in Victoria - early history - Bill Classon

Access all areas - Michael Burgess

Kids and fishing - the perfect combination! - Robbie Alexander

The adventures of a cod girl - Karen Rees

Big cod casting tactics - Lubin Pfeiffer

Golden perch tournament tactics - Stephen Booth

Murray Codference Presenters

The Murray Codference series is proud to have featured presentations from the following speakers:

  • Rod Harrison
  • Rod MacKenzie
  • Dr Stuart Rowland
  • Carl Jocumsen
  • Rob Paxevanos
  • Steve Starling
  • Stephen Booth
  • Lubin Pfeiffer
  • Robbie Alexander
  • Bill Classon
  • Karen Rees
  • Will Trueman
  • Dr Paul Hardy-Smith
  • Cameron Westaway, NSW Fisheries
  • Luke Pearce, NSW Fisheries
  • Matt Barwick, NSW Fisheries
  • Andrew Norris, Queensland Fisheries
  • Nick Bond, Latrobe University
  • Michael Burgess, VRFish
  • Louissa Rogers, North Central CMA
  • Emma Coats, Victorian Environmental Water Holder
  • Dr Jarod Lyon, Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Dr Zeb Tonkin, Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Danny Simpson, Victoria Fisheries Authority
  • John Cahill, Ebbtide Tackle
  • Graeme Dear, East Gippsland CMA
  • Anthony Forster, Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Taylor Hunt, Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • John Douglas, Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Marc Ainsworth, Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Dr Brett Ingram, Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Craig Ingram, Victorian Fisheries Authority