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, 5-7 December will see Lake Mulwala come alive with an expected 3000+ anglers.
Organisation is well under way for the 15th Cod Classic. This year a staggering prize pool that totals in excess of $150 000 including a Ford vehicle and 7 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, as well as the Samurai Rods Australian Pro Casting Championships. The Native Watercraft Australian Canoe & Kayak Cod Fishing Championships enters its 4th 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 peddle 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 whether using 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 for Adults $90 and $40 for kids. This includes 4 meals, souvenir stubby holder, a free ticket in major boat raffle, Wilson Slickback lure & Bassman Spinnerbait (for the kids), entry into thousands 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 visit www.codclassic.com.au. You can also call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski at 74 Melbourne St Mulwala (Opposite Post Office) the official Cod Classic shop or you can call Tony Bennett on 0439 441667.Reads: 1064