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Native Fish Species to the Murray River

Native Fish Species

Murray Cod

Murray Cod are the largest freshwater fish found in the River Murray and the Murray-Darling system. They are known to grow to a weight of more than 100kg and a length of 180cm and are usually found in deeper water near fallen logs.

It was reported that there was a Murray Cod hit by a paddle steamer in the 1970's that was 216cm and almost 500lb. It was not caught on a rod but it was knocked out by a rudder of a paddle steamer. 

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Callop

(Golden Perch, Yellow Belly)

Callop are possibly the most sought after fish in the River Murray and are known to reach a weight of 24kg, however a fish of this size is extremely rare. The average length for callop taken from the River Murray is in the order of 30cm to 40cm. They are considered to be of excellent eating.


 

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