Home of the Murray Cod!


The Edward River is famous Australia-wide as home to the iconic Murray Cod and other native fish, including Yellowbelly. You can take a short boat ride into the quiet forest waters, or simply cast a line from the bank. Catching a Murray Cod is one of the most exhilarating experiences and has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

Anglers travel from near and far to the Edward River in the knowledge that they have a very real chance of catching the iconic Murray Cod. Deniliquin really is a fisherman’s paradise, and there’s no more rewarding time to drop a line than during the annual Deniliquin XXXX Gold Fishing Classic.

The classic is held during February each year and has a massive $70,000 prize pool up for grabs. It has been going for 17 years and just keeps getting bigger and better, with more than 1700 anglers taking to the Edward River attempting to hook the biggest fish. This is a great event for the whole family.

Shrimps, worms, grubs, yabbies and cheese are the most popular baits and don't, a NSW recreational fishing licence is required and bag and size limits apply.

Licences and bait are available at local service stations and tackle shops.

Don't let this opportunity get away!

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