VICTORIAN recreational anglers can look forward to again casting a line for Murray cod anywhere in the state from next month.
Victorian Fisheries Authority chief executive Travis Dowling said the Murray cod season will open on December 1, following a three-month closure in most waters to enhance breeding.
"Cod opening is keenly anticipated by thousands of fishers every year because they're an iconic native species caught in beautiful lakes and rivers, often with family and friends," he said.
"Victoria now boasts several of Australia's premier Murray cod fisheries thanks to sensible catch limits, record stockings and substantial improvements to fish habitat and river health.
"Freshwater fishers are now regularly catching trophy metre-long cod with a lucky few encountering giants up to 120cm, considered the fish of a lifetime."
IN OTHER NEWS:
There is a statewide possession limit for Murray cod of five fish or less than 30kg in any other form.
This is the maximum number/amount of a particular type of fish that a person can possess at any one time anywhere in Victoria (including your home).
These fish can't be filleted in or on Victorian waters.
They must be kept whole or in carcass form until you're away from the water.
It's okay to fillet your fish on the cleaning tables at the boat ramp.
Find more information online at vfa.vic.gov.au