2012 Yamaha Cod Classic
  |  First Published: October 2012

Australia’s richest freshwater fishing tournament, and the most eagerly anticipated social event on the fishing calendar, the 2012 Yamaha Cod Classic and Wilson Slick Back Lure’s Junior Cod Classic is drawing near! December 1-2 will see Lake Mulwala come alive with an expected 3000+ anglers and 1400 boats.

Entering its thirteenth year, the Cod Classic continues to offer an amazing prize pool totalling in excess of $125,000, including seven Quintrex/Yamaha boating packages. An incredible 69 boating packages will have been given away through the Cod Classic after this year.

You would be crazy to miss this great weekend in Yarrawonga/Mulwala and the chance to ‘catch a legend’ on the twin town’s famous cod fishing ground, Lake Mulwala.

The Fishing & Outdoors Expo will again be a main feature, with the chance to grab a bargain. Other popular parts of the competition to remain will be: the iconic ‘Flathead Fred’ for the juniors, Cod Talk with Rod ‘Codmac’ McKenzie and Gus Storer, and the Australian Pro Casting Championships.

The ‘Old Town’ Canoe & Kayak Australian Cod Fishing Championships enters its second year and is sure to increase in popularity as time goes by for the new breed of canoe and kayak anglers.

The Cod Classic is a total catch and release event for all native species. Competitors will have the chance to learn from some of the country’s leading authorities on native fish and the value of catch and release through our clinics.

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 – whether using bait or lures. The majority of prizes are randomly drawn, so you don’t even have to catch a fish to be a winner!

For competitors that do register 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. Boating packages, sounders, canoes, kayaks, fishing trips, holidays, fishing gear, camping equipment and clothing just to name some of the gear lucky anglers can take home.

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

The Mulwala Football Netball Club fishing events calendar continues into the New Year with three other events on the cards. They include the Lowrance Da$h 4 Ca$h 16-17 Feb, the His & Hers Partners Classic, March 2 and the exciting Cod Nationals April 21-26.

For more information on any of these check out www.codclassic.com.au, call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski

74 Melbourne St Mulwala (opposite the Post Office) the official Cod Classic shop, or call Tony Bennett 03 5744 1667. – Tony Bennett

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