2014 Cod Classic Media Release

An annual event showcasing the mighty Murray Cod
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2014 Cod Classic Media Release

#1 Post by Codclassic » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:46 pm

2014 Cod Classic Media Release

Australia’s richest freshwater fishing tournament and most eagerly awaited social event on the fishing calendar, the “2014 Yamaha Cod Classic” and “Wilson Slick Back Lure’s Junior Cod Classic” is drawing near. December 5th - 7th will see Lake Mulwala come alive with an expected 3000 plus anglers.

Organisation is well under way for the 15th Cod Classic. This year a staggering prize pool that totals in excess of $150K including a Ford vehicle and seven boating packages will be up for grabs. Incredibly, 83 boating packages will have been given away through the Cod Classic after this year.

The “Fishing & Outdoors” expo will be a main feature with the chance to grab a bargain not to be missed. Other popular parts of the competition include iconic entertainer “Flathead Fred” for the juniors; “Cod Talk” with Rod “Codmac” McKenzie and Gus Storer, and the Samurai Rods Australian Pro Casting Championships. The “Native Watercraft" Australian Canoe & Kayak Cod Fishing Championships enters its fourth year. Catering for the new breed of fisherman who chose to fish from either a canoe and kayak, this event is a must for those who chose paddle and Pedal over petrol and power.

Designed for the family with all levels of fishing skills catered for, everybody has a chance of winning one of the many great prizes on offer weather using either bait or lures. The majority of prizes are randomly drawn with you not having to catch a fish to be a winner! Those that are lucky enough to register either a legal size Murray Cod or Golden Perch go into additional draws to win extra great prizes. There will be over 1500 prizes (adults) and all juniors will receive several prizes. A Ford Ute, boating packages, sounders, canoes, kayaks, fishing trips, holidays, fishing gear, camping equipment and clothing just to name some of the gear lucky anglers will go home with.

Entry fee, Adults $90 and juniors $40. This includes four meals, souvenir stubby holder, a free ticket in major boat raffle, Wilson Slickback lure & Bassman Spinnerbait (for the kids), entry into 1000’s of lucky door prize draws and the promise of a great weekend.

You would be crazy to miss this great weekend in Yarrawonga / Mulwala and the chance to “catch a legend” on the twin towns’ famous Cod fishing ground, Lake Mulwala.

For more information check out – www.codclassic.com.au , Call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski 74 Melbourne St Mulwala (Opposite Post Office) the official Cod Classic shop
or call Tony Bennett 0439 441667.

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Re: 2014 Cod Classic Media Release

#2 Post by BigPete68 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:26 pm

See you there Tony :grin:
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#3 Post by Fletch » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:19 am

If anyone is down there at this time it would be a good opportunity to find some "lay downs" and a bunch of my spinnerbaits. LOL :wink:


Lake Mulwala to be lowered this winter
Communities around Yarrawonga Weir are advised that the MDBA will lower Lake Mulwala between late autumn and mid-winter to undertake structural works and manage the aquatic weed Egeria densa.
Lake users, including boat operators, recreational users and pumpers, should consider adjusting their activities for changed water levels.
MDBA head of River Management David Dreverman said the lake drawn-down would start in late April and the lake would be refilled to its normal operating range by late July.
"We are very aware of the importance of Lake Mulwala to the local community, so we've been talking with people in the area to limit any disruption to local activities," Mr Dreverman said.
"Starting in late April, the water level will be gradually lowered by 1.2 metres, reaching about 123.5 metres Australian Height Datum (AHD) by mid-May. We'll adjust the rate at which the lake is lowered to make sure supply is maintained to the major irrigation offtakes."
Mr Dreverman said the second phase of the draw down, from mid-May, would see the water level lowered to about 121.7 metres AHD, three metres below the normal operating level. It would be held at that level until about mid-July.
"We expect to start refilling Lake Mulwala by mid-July, ready for the start of the irrigation season. This draw down will allow routine testing of the weir structure and work to control erosion on the lake foreshore. It's also an opportunity to prevent the invasive water weed Egeria densa from becoming a problem. Subjecting the exposed weed to frost is the best way to stop it spreading to the extent that caused problems in 2009."
The MDBA will issue further advice in the coming weeks. The works plan may be altered in response to a survey of Egeria in March, and changing weather and river conditions. More information will be available in the River Operations Weekly Report on the MDBA website.
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#4 Post by Damo_Mc » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:49 pm

The lake should be well on the way up by now - started to refill over 4 weeks on 10 July. Good rain since then as well. One of the local papers go a good aerial photo of the lake while it was low - will post image if I can find it. Water temps at 10 degrees - bring on spring :)

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#5 Post by Gazzaguru » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:13 pm

Think I will be back in the saddle again this year for this great event. Gaz
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