Are you a recreational angler?

Catch a tagged Murray cod along the Murray-Darling Basin —

and win BIG for you and your favourite charity.


Love fishing in the rivers and creeks of the Murray-Darling Basin?

Well, this is the perfect chance to reel in a legal-size, tagged Murray cod — and win some serious cash! With $30,000 in total prize money up for grabs, Murray Cod Reel of Fortune is the Riverina’s first tagged fishing competition for recreational anglers. Presented by Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) the competition is designed to promote positive fishing and community goodwill.

How it works

Ready to wet a line and get started? Before you go, here’s everything you need to know about how the competition works — and what to do if you catch one of the tagged Murray cod in the Murray-Darling Basin.


Where to fish

10 legal-size, tagged Murray cod will be released into the Murrumbidgee River between Wagga Wagga and Hay.


Freshwater fishing rules

Freshwater fishing rules apply for Murray cod, as per the NSW DPI regulations.


1 x $10,000 Murray Cod

Catch this tagged beauty and you’ll pocket ALL the cash! Anglers, that’s a whopping good payday.


1 x You and Goodwill Fish

You’ll win $5000 and an additional $5000 to give to your favourite charity within the Murray-Darling Basin system.


2 x $2000 Big Ones

Snag one of two Murray cod with a $2000 tag. What could you do with an extra few thousand dollars in the bank?


6 x $1000 Fast Cash

See if you can reel in one of these tagged Murray cod for some fast cash and bragging rights.


How to claim

Each competition fish will have an Aquna branded T-Bar tag, with an identifying number.
Registered anglers will cut off the tag on capture of the fish, to claim the relevant prize.

See full T&Cs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

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