RECREATIONAL anglers in Echuca can learn about Victoria’s Murray cod fisheries and how to improve their success at the second annual Codference in Shepparton on Sunday, December 10.
Victorian Fisheries Authority chief executive Travis Dowling said the free event was part of the State Government’s Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which is investing a record $46 million to get more people fishing, more often.
‘‘The Murray Codference is a great way to share and celebrate all the wonderful work being undertaken by agencies and anglers to improve our native fisheries,’’ Mr Dowling said.
Fishing guru and TV personality Steve Starling will present the keynote address on the native fish revolution and reflect on his personal journey with our most iconic native fish, the Murray cod.
To help anglers improve their own fishing skills and knowledge, Robbie Alexander will talk about the Ovens River, John Cahill about cod culture and Marc Ainsworth about techniques to improve catch rates in rivers and lakes.
Other Codference topics this year will be broader than last, with more information about other popular native species such as golden perch.
The event is at the Eastbank Conference Centre, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton, from 9am until 4pm. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.
To reserve your free seat visit www.vfa.vic.gov.au/codference2017