Australia’s richest freshwater fishing tournament and most eagerly awaited social event on the fishing calendar, the 2013 Yamaha Cod Classic and Wilson Slick Back Lures Junior Cod Classic is drawing near. December 7-8 will see Lake Mulwala come alive with an expected 3,000 plus anglers and 1,400 boats.
Entering its 14th year, the Cod Classic continues to offer an amazing prize pool totalling in excess of $125,000 including 7 Quintrex/Yamaha boating packages. Incredibly, 76 boating packages will have been given away through the Cod Classic after this year. Throw in a $20,000 bounty for some lucky angler if they catch Brian, a specially tagged Murray cod, and you have a weekend you would be crazy to miss.
The Fishing and Outdoors Expo will again be a 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 Australian Pro Casting Championships. The Old Town Australian Canoe and Kayak Cod Fishing Championships enters its third year. Catering for the new breed of fishers who chose to fish from either a canoe and kayak, this event is a must for those who chose paddle and peddle over petrol and power.
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 in regards to catch and release and its values through our catch and release 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 with competitors not having to catch a fish to be a winner! Those who 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 1,500 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 will go home with.
Entry for the competition will be $90 for adults and $40 for juniors. This includes four meals, souvenir stubby holder, a free ticket into the major boat raffle, Wilson Slickback lure and Bassman Spinnerbait (for the kids), entry into 1,000s of lucky door prize draws and the promise of a great weekend.
The Mulwala Football Netball Club fishing events calendar continues into the New Year with three other events on the cards. They include the Lowrance Da$h 4 Ca$h on 15-16 Feb, the His and Hers Partners Classic on March 1 and the exciting Cod Nationals from April 27-May 2.
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, or call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski at 74 Melbourne St Mulwala (Opposite Post Office) the official Cod Classic shop, or call Tony Bennett 0439 441 667. - Mulwala Cod ClassicReads: 1452