Team Tuesday - The Magic of Murray Cod

Was it the chatter of a measly 42,000 fans at the MCG? The lingering dust in his lungs? Or the chicken parma the size of a small country that Cam Forsman most enjoyed on his recent trip to my home state of Victoria?

That’s a question I’m sure he’ll be happy to answer as he sits in the Manic office icing his right shoulder after throwing a 9-weight Meridian consistently for five days.

Murray Cod are getting quite the name for themselves recently, so we thought we would put aside a few days to head up north of Melbourne and see what all the fuss was about. An experience we’ll remember for some time. The week consisted of heat, dust, Australian wildlife and importantly a few small fish to the bank.

A new fishery for Cam and myself, we were challenged and embraced the fact that we were indeed novices once again.

Feeling the full force of even a 30cm Murray Cod smashing one of our Snapper Bunnies, has us salivating for more.

Fair to say we’ll be back again and again and again…..

Undercut banks and an abundance of snags, perfect Murray Cod dwelling.

Diving for snagged flies, one of Cams favourite activities

Like a hot knife through butter, the Simms Guide Plier made quick work of our heavier Hatch tippet