The Giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

The giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

The giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

Our holiday in Victoria

September 2007

Australians have a love affair with all things big – no, make that HUGE. There is a big apple, banana, bottle, bull, cow, crocodile, galah, guitar, gumboot, kangaroo, koala, lobster, orange, pelican, penguin, pineapple and rocking horse. That is just a selection; there are dozens more.

The giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

The giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

At Swan Hill we have the giant Murray Cod. This fish is much prized by anglers. Sadly there are very few left in the river system these days, though a large individual can sometimes be caught. The river system has been so tampered with through damming, irrigation and pollution that this magnificent creature is struggling for its very survival.

The giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

The giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill

 

3 Responses to “The Giant Murray Cod, Swan Hill”

  1. Gemma says:

    Hi, I was just wondering, I am doing a school project and I need to know how big the ‘Big Murray Cod’ is. If you could post it on this page in the other information that would be great. 🙂

    Thankyou, Gemma.

  2. Trevor says:

    Hi there Gemma,

    The Giant Murray Cod is 11m by 6m. It was made as a prop for a movie. For more information go to
    http://www.tripandom.com/australia/the-giant-murray-cod/

  3. Gemma says:

    Thankyou very much. 😀

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