Murray Codference 2022

For the fifth year in a row, the Murray Codference is returning to Shepparton!

There's some sensational speakers locked in to talk about the very latest on how this iconic Aussie species is tracking, and we're anticipating this year's Codference will be another action-packed event!

Important information

When: Sunday, 27 February, 2022

Where: Eastbank Conference Centre

Time: 9am-4pm

Bookings: Book your seat at the Murray Codference here.

What to expect

  • Keynote address from two speakers: Thomas Pinter (pictured above), a two-time Mulwala Classic winner who will share a few secrets on lake fishing for trophy cod. He’ll be joined by fellow impoundment fisher Kate Norman, who has become known in recent times as the ‘Eildon cod whisperer’.
  • John Fyffe will speak on the art of clearwater cod fishing with bait
  • Bill Classon, editor of Freshwater Fishing Magazine, will talk through his preferred ways of targeting Murray cod and golden perch.
  • Updates on the new project that is tracking cod in the Goulburn River above Lake Eildon, recovery efforts on Macquarie perch, and the successful Women in Recreational Fishing Network, which was started right here in Victoria

The conference is part of the State Government’s $35 million Go Fishing Victoria plan to get more people fishing, more often.

Note: A vaccination certificate will be required to attend the Codference. Click here to view our COVIDSafe info.

To learn more about past Murray Codference events:

For further information about the Murray Codference, please contact Michelle Wenner, Fisheries Manager ( or John Douglas, Fisheries Manager (

Murray Codference Proceedings

Note: No proceedings were produced for the 2021 Codference. Videos of the presentations are available through links below in the Murray Codference Videos section.

To download Murray Codference Proceedings, click below:

Murray Codference Videos

Videos are also available of presentations given at the 2018, 2019 and 2021 Murray Codferences, click below:

2021 Murray Codference Videos

Cod Fishing with Keynote Cam McGregor

Better Access to Murray Cod Fisheries with Ben Scullin

Tourism Plans for Future Cod Fishery with Chris Rose

Native Fish Hatchery at Arcadia with Anthony Forster

Murray Cod Diet with Dr Katie Doyle

Fisheries Compliance with Greg Sharp

Native Fish Management with Taylor Hunt

My Journey as Cod Fisher with Yorick Piper

New Native Fish Products with Steve Trelfall

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
  • Cameron McGregor
  • Will Trueman
  • Dr Paul Hardy-Smith
  • Cameron Westaway, NSW Fisheries
  • Katie Doyle
  • Steve Trelfall
  • 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
  • Yorick Piper, Victorian Fisheries Authority Board Member
  • Chris Rose, Victorian Fisheries Authority Board Member
  • Ben Scullin, VRFish
  • 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
  • Greg Sharp, Victorian Fisheries Authority