Murray cod

Vic Fishing Rec Guide 2015

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Murray cod
Murray cod legal size: Minimum 55cm, Maximum 75cm

Common Name/s: Murray cod
Scientific Name:

Maccullochella peelii

Legal size: Minimum 55cm
Maximum 75cm
Bag/possession limit:

2 in lakes (Refer to list of specified lakes and impoundments)

1 in rivers

Retained whole or in carcass form
Absolute state-wide possession limit : 5 and less than 30 kg in any other form anywhere in Victoria. 

Closed season:

1 Sept-30 Nov inclusive, except Lake Eildon which is open year round.

Murray cod are commonly confused with Trout cod

Distinguishing features of trout cod and Murray cod:

Trout cod
Trout cod
Murray cod
Murray cod

Specified lakes and impoundments

ALBERT PARK LAKE EILDON LAKE NAGAMBIE WEIR (Defined as all
impounded waters upstream of
Nagambie Weir to Chinamans Bridge
on the Goulburn River and inclusive of Lake Nagambie)
BENALLA LAKE EPPALOCK LAKE NILLAHCOOTIE LAKE
BIG MERAN LAKE FIRST REEDY LAKE NUMURKAH LAKE
BOOROOPKI SWAMP GREENS LAKE TAYLORS LAKE
BOGA LAKE HARRIETVILLE DREDGE HOLE VICTORIA LAKE (Shepparton)
BUFFALO LAKE HUME LAKE WALKERS LAKE
CAIRN CURRAN RESERVOIR KANGAROO LAKE WARANGA BASIN
CHARLEGRARK LAKE KOW SWAMP
CHARM LAKE LAANECOORIE RESERVOIR
COOPER LAKE LASCELLES LAKE
CULLULLERAINE LAKE MOODEMERE LAKE