Lake Inverell

MO Tackle & Outdoors Cod Cash

You can find all you need to know about our upcoming MO Tackle & Outdoors Cod Cash here or alternatively visit the MO Tackle & Outdoors Cod Cash Offical Facebook Page.


14 April – 22 April 2018.

Fish for as little or as long as you like in this time.


At least $25,000 with a Major Prize of $20,000.

Participants under the age of 16 must nominate a parent or care giver to accept the prize in the event that they catch a prize bearing fish.

Redeemed prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event, pending eligibility and verification.


Registration is free and will be made available in Inverell between March 24th and April 22nd, 2018 from the following business houses:

– The Australian Hotel – 81-87 Byron Street, Inverell;
– Compleat Angler and Camping World Inverell – 122 Byron Street, Inverell;
– Inverell Fishing and Hunting – 34 Lawrence Street, Inverell;
– Inverell H Hardware – 37 Brissett Street, Inverell;
– Northern Tablelands Local Land Services – 15 Vivian Street, Inverell;
– Regional Australia Bank – 103/121 Byron Street, Inverell;
– Simply Print Anything Inverell – 2 Swanbrook Road, Inverell.

Registration will not be made available online.


An undisclosed number of Murray Cod will be uniquely tagged and released into Copeton Dam prior to the commencement of the Cod Cash competition.

One (1) tag will represent a cash prize of $20,000. Other tags will represent cash prizes of $1,000 each.

The number of tagged fish will be dependent upon sponsorship and Fisheries ability to locate and tag suitable Murray Cod.

Registered participants will be challenged to successfully land one (1) or all of the tagged fish over the duration of the competition to claim the associated cash prize.

The number of tagged fish in the competition will be made public knowledge prior to the commencement of the competition.


1. Register as an entrant in the 2018 Cod Cash Competition.

2. Adhere to all Terms and Conditions (to be released by 16 March 2018).

3. Successfully land a uniquely tagged Murray Cod.

4. Fulfill the steps of verification to identify the fish. Steps of verification will be released in due course and may include but are not limited to; a photo of the fish on a brag mat displaying its length and a photo of the tag in the fish showing the unique identification number.

5. Remove the tag from the fish (a step by step guide to doing this will be provided to participants) and present the tag and verification photos to the designated claims station.

pdf  Tournament Rules
pdf  Terms and Conditions


A photo competition will be run from 14 April – 22 April 2018 with a prize of $500.

To be eligible participants must be registered in the Cod Cash promotion.

Photos must be uploaded to Facebook and/or Instagram and use a series of designated hash tags (#).

Photos can be of anything associated with the Cod Cash promotion so be creative.

A panel of judges will determine the best photo, with the winning photographer being awarded $500.

More information will be provided as the event draws nearer.


A mystery length fish and longest fish competition will be run from 14 April – 22 April 2018.

These will be run for both Murray Cod and Golden Perch.

The prize for the mystery length fish competition will be a $500 SHIMANO pack for each species.

The prize for the five (5) longest fish of both species will be a 12-month Fishing Monthly subscription.

To win:

1. Land a Murray Cod and/or Golden Perch within the parameters of the event.

2. Lay the Murray Cod and/or Golden Perch on a measuring device and place your uniquely numbered identification card next to the fish.

3. Take a photo of the fish on the measuring device clearly displaying the fish length and your uniquely numbered identification card (including the generic three (3) digit event number).

4. Send the photo as a JPEG, PDF or PNG to by no later than 12 noon, the 23rd day of April 2018. The title of the e-mail must include the participants uniquely numbered identification card number, the species of fish and the fish length to the nearest five (5) millimetre (mm). E.g. ‘0145 – Murray Cod – 815mm’.

The selected mystery lengths will be revealed by 5 pm, the 23rd day of April 2018.

More information will be provided as the event draws nearer.

Event Flyer (click to enlarge)

Cod Cash


The above information is presented as a general guide for the event and may be subject to change. The competition is strictly catch and release. Prizes may only be redeemed on one occasion. Once a prize is redeemed the unique tag will become void. Council maintains the right to enter more fish into the competition at its discretion. Council is not required to obtain a permit number from Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing as the promotion is not deemed as a game of chance but is based on participants skill in catching a fish.



Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre:

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530


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