Monster Copeton Cod!

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It’s not every day you get to catch a monster fish. Below is an article from Dayne Taylor who was lucky enough to reel in the monster on the weekend.

So last weekend I had probably one of the most epic fishing experiences I have had to date… I am still on a buzz and up in cloud 9!

I have been chasing Murray Cod for many years now and the magical/mythical 1-metre trophy fish has always eluded me.

After a lot of time spent scoping forums and reading reports about the quality of Murray Cod being caught out at Copeton Dam in Northern NSW, it was time to head there myself for a chance at catching the trophy fish.

I spent 2 nights on the water casting surface lures such as the Westin Swim and the Evergreen Timber Flash Noisy Dach.

I caught a few fish ranging between the 80cm and 95cm mark…

Then 4 am on Sunday morning a huge explosion detonated on my surface lure and I was connected to what turned out to be a 110cm Murray Cod.

I put in a hell of a lot of casts and really worked hard for these fish but truly, I couldn’t have done it without the help of these legends, Joel Sorenson and Jason O’Brien.

Joel was there on the boat with me the whole time and assisted in landing all the fish especially the big ones that struggled to fit in the net.

Jason works alongside me at MoTackle, we both feed off each others obsession with fishing and love the Murray Cod species. He also has a lot of local knowledge when it comes to Copeton and his contacts helped us dial in on a few key areas to target these monsters. Jason is also the man on the other side of the camera.

A massive thanks to everyone involved… I am so stoked right now!

Dayne!