Paul Thomas holding decent sized cod

Cod Opening - The Goulburn is on fire.

Some are saying that this year’s cod opening on the Goulburn has been the best for five years. The Goulburn is fishing great, we’ve been seeing some good clarity and the fish are certainly biting. Here’s a quick whip around of what’s been biting and the gear that’s doing all the damage.

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Baitcaster Lures on the deck of a boat

Buying your first Lure Fishing setup for Cod

Whether it’s a Christmas gift for mates and family or a New Year’s resolution for yourself; if you’re just getting into Murray Cod fishing, it can be very daunting sorting through the stack of gear available, but no need to worry, because Rhys, cod fishing extraordinaire is going to share his handy tips for buying your first cod rod.

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Mitch wearing GoFish Nagambie shirt casting at structure

Official GoFish Nagambie Merchandise.

By popular demand, the 2019 GoFish Nagambie Official Tournament Shirt is now available for purchase!

You’ve been asking for them and here they are. Buy one of these shirts, and you're guaranteed to be the best looking angler out on the water. 

Read on for more details on how to get your hands on the shirt.

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Black Caviar Statue, Nagambie


You may think we are biased, but that won’t stop us from saying that Nagambie is easily one of the best destinations within a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.

You can explore this iconic region full of wine, waterways, wetlands and wildlife. And yes, while fishing is one of our favourite activities to do in Nagambie, its not the only thing to put on your hitlist.

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Rhys Creed fishing at sunrise

Tournament Housekeeping

The countdown to GoFish Nagambie’s Pre-Sale is just around the corner, in fact, it’s just 6 days away until you can lock down those highly sought-after entries! There is some key information to get through before the pre-sale kicks off.

Read on to stay up-to-date with all the latest tournament news.

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Mitch measuring a Nagambie Murray Cod

Tournament Registration Details Announced.

Here it is. The big announcement. General entry dates, prices and a 48-hour pre-sale for e-news subscribers. It’s all happening at GoFish Nagambie!

Early birds will certainly be catching the cod, and the Golden Perch, and the Redfin and even the Carp at GoFish Nagambie 2019 with a 48-hour early bird pre-sale for e-news subscribers.

This is great news for our loyal followers, who will get the first crack at securing themselves, their mates and their families one of the highly sought after, capped, entries into the first inaugural GoFish Nagambie.

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group of kids fishing from the bank and having fun

Wet a line on Gone Fishing Day!

Outside of GoFish Nagambie, our favourite day of the year, Gone Fishing Day, is Sunday 14 October. It is a great day to wet a line and celebrate our symbolic day as recreational fishers to share our love of fishing! The spring sunshine brings lots of exciting fishing opportunities with some of our favourite’s yellowbelly, trout and snapper all shaping up to be fishing well at the moment.

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A young family enjoy the amazing views from Seymour


Seymour is a ripper spot to visit all year round BUT if there was one time of year that slightly nudges in front, Spring would be it. Visitors and locals alike, adore the wide-open spaces, meandering river, liveability, country hospitality and generosity, not to mention the locality and proximity to Melbourne.

Check out our Seymour in Spring guide for some of the best food, drink and activities in the area.

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Rhys Creed safely releasing a murray cod

Looking after native species.

Being able to head down to a local waterway like Nagambie and catch beautiful native species like the Murray Cod and Golden Perch is something very special. These fish bring us joy, excitement and for some, a time to escape the day to day bustle.

Check out these proper handling techniques to ensure the fish we love continue to flourish.

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Winemaker squeezing the red grapes


Nestled at the base of the Strathbogie Ranges, just a 40-minute drive from Nagambie, sits the charming heritage town of Euroa, and it would be remiss not to pop into this peaceful but hard-hitting and vibrant town when exploring the heart of Victoria.

Euroa is all about discovering local gems and exploring the region. We thought we’d give you a hand with a small list of some of our personal favorites.

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Big Murray Cod with hardbody lure in its mouth

Price tag for the biggest cod.

As you may well have seen and heard, during our recent trip to AFTA, our Event Director let the cod out of the net and let slip the not-yet released cash prize for the biggest Murray Cod to be caught at GoFish Nagambie.

Read on to find out exactly what that Cod will earn you.

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Young Boy Holding Murray Cod

August Fishing Report.

The GoFish Nagambie fishing report puts the spotlight on the Goulburn River, Nagambie Lakes and surrounds for a look at what’s biting and the gear that’s doing all the damage.

Young Jack (pictured above) spent his school holidays fishing Lake Nagambie and learnt to cast and retrieve surface lures like a pro and was thrilled to catch a little reddie of the surface, but his catch of the day was that ripper 50cm cod caught on a yabbie. Well done mate! Jack is certainly a contender to take out the kids comp at GoFish Nagambie that’s for sure.

With only this month left to get amongst the Cod, we are praying to the weather gods that they come through with the goods for us, so we can enjoy the last of cod season before we let them nest. Speaking of the weather gods, The GoFish Nagambie team lucked out last weekend and managed to tempt a beauty from the cool clear waters around Nagambie on a stunning morning. The winning combo doing the damage was the Balista Lures Dyno 90 and the Abu Garcia Veritas and Revo Premier. An absolute ripper session.

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The Goulburn Weir.

The Goulburn Weir is one of the jewels in the crown of GoFish Nagambie, so its only fitting that we take a quick look into the history of this magnificent structure. Yes, it sounds slightly boring, BUT you will be amazed by this body of water and the sheer size of it.

Did you know that the Goulburn Weir covers 1,130 hectares and when full it holds 25,500 megalitres of water?

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Rhys Creed Holding big murray cod

The Murray Cod.

The Murray Cod is the icon of Australian inland waterways, our largest freshwater fish and also the 4th largest in the world. There are historic records of cod reaching sizes of 1.8m long and over 100kg. They are most commonly caught in the 40-70cm bracket with captures up to 130-140cm popping up every now and then.

If you want to up your game and finally land that meter cod, it pays to know and understand the Murray Cod’s habits and patterns. Read on to step it up and take it the next level. 

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Back to Basics.

GoFish Nagambie is a tournament for all. Whether you like consider yourself a top shelf angler and fancy your chances at the biggest cod, or if you identify as occasional angler who’s for the mateship or if you’re first timer that’s wanting to give fishing a go, it’s always good to take it back to basics.

Fishing for Australian natives can test the patience from time to time, to increase your chance at catching a Murray Cod, take it back to basics and follow some of these simple yet effective tips. 

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Man holding Murray Cod

July 2018 Fishing Report.

Welcome to the GoFish Nagambie Fishing Report - Every month we’ll be sending out a fishing report to keep you guys up to speed on how Nagambie, the Goulburn River and surrounding area is fishing.

This last week the Goulburn River has still been high and flowing quickly, so its making fishing pretty tough. But don’t despair, because reports are that Nagambie Lake is coming up with the goods. We’ve heard that Cod to 50cm on yabbies and Redfin on surface lures are being caught left, right and centre. The top spot at the moment is the old boat ramp at the end of the boardwalk. With fish being caught at Nagambie Lake, I’d definitely be giving Kirwans Bridge a crack if I were you!

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The Tournament Zone Announced.

Here it is, the GoFish Nagambie tournament zone. The footprint covers over 30km of river and lake system providing anglers with not only plenty of space but plenty of different conditions and habitat to have a crack at.

Spanning from the Goulburn Weir all the way down to Hughes Creek including all the tributaries and off-shoots, this footprint provides compelling arguments to fish it from your boat, from your kayak and from the bank, the toughest part is choosing between the three.

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Meet Rhys.

Rhys Creed is the pin-up boy for GoFish Nagambie 2019. Rhys is one of Australia’s top freshwater fishers. He’s an all-round legend and a bloody good guy. And you wouldn’t guess, but his favourite style of fishing is casting for Murray Cod in fast water rivers and he’s good at it. We challenge you to find a fisher in Australia that knows more about freshwater fishing, Murray Cod and/or Golden Perch. We sat down with Rhys and asked a few questions to report back to you. You can rest assured that we only have the best of the best providing you with the pro tips.

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Only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, located on the foreshore of Lake Nagambie and on the banks of the Goulburn River sits our favourite regional town, Nagambie. Why are we so obsessed with this town? We’ll let you in on the secret, but be warned, you’ll be hooked too. Consider that your disclaimer.

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