Up to $10,000 on offer through 'Golden Tag' program
The recreational fishing season for Murray cod opens tomorrow, December 1st.
It follows a 3-month closed season, to ensure protection of the species during breeding season.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority is using the opportunity to help boost local tourism in the region, running their 'Golden Tag' program where thousands of dollars are up for grabs if you can catch a tagged fish.
"We've tagged 1000 fish all over Victoria to encourage people to leave Melbourne and to get out to regional Victoria to spend some money," says VFA CEO Travis Dowling.