The legendary Murray Cod is the undisputed king of the the Murray and the largest purely freshwater fish in the country. Capable of growing in excess of one metre in length and upwards of 25kg at full maturity, they are a legendary fish providing a challenge for even the experienced angler.
Golden Perch or Yellowbelly are another prized freshwater species often growing beyond 50cm and 5kg. Redfin or English Perch are an introduced species, easily identified by the prominent red pectoral fins and spined dorsal fin along their back. As an introduced species the Redfin are listed as a noxious pest (not to be returned to the water). As a sportfish they punch well beyond their weight and offer excellent eating.
The Murray Crayfish are the second largest freshwater crayfish in the world and can be found in and around the Rutherglen/Wahgunyah stretch of the Murray River. They are considered a delicacy and as such have been subject to severe over-fishing over time. A welcome catch for the winter angler but be aware of bag limits and other regulations.
Other fish may be caught in and around the region but are undoubtedly less common. These include Silver Perch, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and the very rare Trout Cod.
The dreaded European Carp is unfortunately a common catch across our region. They are classified as a noxious pest, and if caught cannot be returned to the water. Their pest status aside they are relatively easy to catch and can provide good sport and fun for the kids, though being bottom feeders they are not for the plate.