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Chris Cotterill

Chris Cotterill

Chris Cotterill is a self-confessed fishing addict and has based his recreation time and work life around it. With 25 years of fishing knowledge behind him with everything from chasing stream Trout to surface hitting Murray Cod and even Carp on fly, Chris brings a broad range of skills to the Social Fishing Team.

Handle with Care – Regulations for Handling Protected Species

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The question is often raised in regards to the rules and regulation when it comes to handling fish in particular Trout Cod or other protected species like Murray Cod that are under or over the slot limit. As they are classed as a species in NSW that must be released immediately. The one issue that […]

Class 1 Confusion

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As I write this anglers in NSW southern dams are having a ball right now catching bag loads of Redfin (English Perch). Now if I was to gather up 100 anglers and say (1938)

The 102 from Nowhere!

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Industry Talk – 9th February 2017 Chris Cotterill The stage was set for the Social Fishing team to film our much-anticipated small creeks and streams Murray Cod on Surface Tutorial for the Complete Guide Series, after our previous attempt to film (500)

Smart Sports Fishing

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Industry Talk – 12 December 2016 Chris Cotterill Sports Fishing has moved forward in leaps and bounds from the times of the greats like Zane Grey who tamed 1000lb Black Marlin with gut line and very simplistic overhead reels. (173)

Something Smells Fishy – Does putting scent on your lures really work?

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Written by Chris Cotterill To this day on our Social Fishing trips the debate rages on whether or not scent makes a difference when added to ones bait or lure. I myself am of the mind that if there is anything that can give (1774)

Help End Illegal Fishing

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The afternoon silence is broken by the sound of outboard motor slowly rattling its way up the winding river with its driver diligently listening for the sound for oncoming boats. Every now and then glancing over his shoulder for anyone coming up from behind. (2665)

Chris Cotterill’s 125cm Monster Murray Cod on a Soft Plastic

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Written by Chris Cotterill The long weekend was nearing us and the grand plan was to cast for fast water river Murray Cod. Well like I said that was the plan…… Divine intervention had other plans; the sky’s (1369)

THE 1%ERS

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There is a saying that 10% of anglers catch 90% of the fish. I have reflected a lot on this phrase saying and I would have to say it would be even less. Day in day out I see countless anglers come in to see me at (2124)

A Milestone Capture!

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Industry Talk – 19th April 2016 Chris Cotterill The pursuit of reaching certain angling milestones is something every angler has in common. These milestones differ from angler to angler, weather its catching there first fish (469)