A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

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A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby bilby » Wed May 30, 2018 6:51 am

I thought this was worth a post - some of the statistics here are pretty incredible, as is the perspective on our current fishery:

https://theconversation.com/how-were-us ... alth-95369



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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby hornet » Wed May 30, 2018 10:14 am

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What an amazing time it must have been back in the day to fish for these huge fish, all we have now are pictures of the halcyon days.

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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 30, 2018 10:18 am

Interesting read indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby colnick » Wed May 30, 2018 11:15 am

I found this very interesting. No doubt a lot of the detail was known by dedicated cod fishers but some of it was new to me. In particular, the link in the article entitled "Australian endangered species: Murray Cod" is worth a read. The author makes a couple of pertinent observations. He lists redfin as a threat to cod but makes no mention of carp as a threat. He also states "intensive aquaculture and introduced species have the potential to introduce viruses and diseases into wild fish". Make what you will of that.

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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby smokin_reels » Wed May 30, 2018 12:01 pm

I have no doubt that if the work being put in today is kept up in twenty years there will be a fish that big somewhere...
There is always more to learn , fish to catch , places to see and friends to make.

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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby greggo » Wed May 30, 2018 12:09 pm

Thanks for posting. Interesting read. :thumbsup:



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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby Texas » Wed May 30, 2018 2:54 pm

hornet wrote:Image

What an amazing time it must have been back in the day to fish for these huge fish, all we have now are pictures of the halcyon days.


That's truedogz carrying that cod
He still wears the same clothes today (only joking Will)
Cheers Gra

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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby Truedogz » Wed May 30, 2018 7:52 pm

Nah Graham, thats not me, he's too tall!

A lot of hyperbole in the article (helps to get funding).

In fact there have been 2 metre plus cod taken in the last hundred years, there are several news items about them, typically of 200 pound plus fish. Here is one example:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/74145679

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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby Boonanza » Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 pm

I miss the good old days :thumbsup: I just wish I was around to experience it ;-)
Water is the most essential element of life, because without water you can’t go fishing. :water:

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Re: A great bit of research ... 220cm Murray Cod once existed

Postby Texas » Thu May 31, 2018 2:32 pm

Boonanza wrote:I miss the good old days :thumbsup: I just wish I was around to experience it ;-)


Emmanuel Labour, in the old days.
2 household Power points. 1 for wringer washing machine 2nd for radio in kitchen
Wood stove (used coke), with water jacket- kitchen was damn hot in summer.
Ice chest, outside loo, push mower.
When I first started work (1970) there were no computers, everything was hand written, so I was a mail boy for 2 floors (6th & 7th). Had to walk everywhere
Walked 1.3kms to school & my mate walked 3.2 kms (recently measured).
Would not think twice about walking to my cousins place in Glenroy, from Brunswick, at that time mid 60's, was only the second house in Glenroy.
Milk,coke & ice delivered by horse and cart
No vacuum cleaner, no dishwasher, no Tv, no electric blankets, no fridge, no atms (& the banks closed at 3pm).
There were plenty of jobs, if you wanted to be a manager, you needed to be a member of the Masonic lodge.
The car parks west of Moonee Valley racecourse were stables for the delivery horses and each stable had a massive peppercorn tree (massive to a 10yo anyway).
I've missed sh#t loads, but you get the picture
Cheers Gra



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