The excitement is building ...
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 3000+ anglers will be looking to share in the staggering prize pool that totals in excess of $150K. Seven boating packages, a chance to spend 30 seconds in a cash grab machine plus a list of goods to long to mention will see the twin towns of Yarrawonga /Mulwala come alive over the weekend of December 2nd - 4th. In its 17th year, the Cod Classic celebrates the opening to Cod season and continues to go from strength to strength being a bench mark 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 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 weather fishing from boat or bank, using either bait or lures. 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.
Entry fee, Adults $95 pre paid / $100 on weekend and juniors $50. This includes four meals, souvenir stubby holder, a free ticket in major boat raffle, Wilson Slickback lure & Bassman Spinnerbait (for the kids), entry into 1000’s 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 call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski, 74 Melbourne St Mulwala (Opposite Post Office) the official Cod Classic shop or call Tony Bennett 0439 441 667.