Get ready for the 2016 Cod Classic!
  |  First Published: October 2016

As always, excitement is starting to reach fever pitch in the lead up to the 17th annual Yamaha Cod Classic! Off the back of last year’s massive One Million Dollar tagged cod promo, competitors can expect the same high-level event, minus the tagged fish. You would be crazy to miss this iconic event held at the home of the Murray Cod, Lake Mulwala!

An estimated 3,000+ anglers will be looking to share in the staggering prize pool that totals in excess of $150K. A whopping seven boating packages, a chance to spend 30 seconds in a cash grab machine, plus a list of goods too long to mention will see the twin towns of Yarrawonga and Mulwala come alive over the weekend of 2-4 December.

In its 17th year, the Cod Classic celebrates the opening to cod season and continues to go from strength to strength, being a benchmark for many other tournaments to follow.

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, and the Samurai Rods Australian Pro Casting Championships.

The Native Watercraft Australian Canoe & Kayak Cod Fishing Championships enters its sixth year. Catering for the new breed of anglers 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 weather fishing from boat or bank, using either bait or lures. The majority of prizes are randomly drawn, with you 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 1500 prizes (adults) and all juniors will receive several prizes.

Entry fee for adults is $95 pre-paid, or $100 on the weekend, and all juniors are $50. This includes four meals, a 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.

Sharpen your hooks, pack the boat, grab your swag and baton down the hatches as the 2016 Yamaha Cod Classic is going to be huge! See you all in Yarrawonga/Mulwala for the chance to catch a legend in the mighty Lake Mulwala!

For more information check out – www.codclassic.com.au, and call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski at 74 Melbourne St Mulwala (opposite the post office), It’s the official Cod Classic shop. Alternatively, you can also call Tony Bennett on 0439 441 667. – Yamaha Cod Classic

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