A member of the Narromine-based ‘Cod Squad’ has uploaded more potentially incriminating photos about catching and gutting oversized Murray Cod.
In a photo uploaded to social media, one of the alleged ‘Cod Squad’ members has provided three combined images of nine oversized Murray Cod gutted and hanging up.
Although the sizes of the Murray Cod are not specified, the photos indicate they may be oversized.
A viral post last week has given notoriety to the ‘Cod Squad’.
The two men posted photos to social media platform Facebook bragging about the 54 pound Murray Cod they caught and gutted in the Narromine Shire.
The post drew rapid criticism and some defending comments from the community. It is believed the “Squad” removed that post.
The most recent post, uploaded on a fishing page, has gained similar attention.
Facebook user Ray Wooster posted on the photo: “Sad really obviously in need of education and counselling, after sentencing of course.”
The Department of Primary Industries confirmed it was already investigating the ‘Cod Squad’. The Rural Crimes squad is also investigating.
The DPI website www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing covers fishing rules and regulations and lists what the legal permissible sizes are for catching fish.
It is illegal to extract oversized Murray Cod from the river and keep them.