Social Fishing


'Learn how to lure fish for Australian freshwater fish'


'Learn how to lure fish for Australian freshwater fish'

Murray Cod on Surface


This series is here to give you the power to catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water.
'It's your own personal fishing guide that's always in your pocket'

Murray Cod on Surface


This series is here to give you the power to catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water.
'It's your own personal fishing guide that's always in your pocket'

Online & DVD Tutorial Series

4 Tutorial Videos - 167 Mins of Content

Online & DVD Tutorial Series

4 Tutorial Videos - 167 Mins of Content


Watch below to see the OFFICIAL series trailer


Watch below to see the OFFICIAL series trailer

'Your Guide to Fishing SUCCESS'

'Your Guide to Fishing SUCCESS'

Why was this series created?

This series was created to help you succeed, catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water. It was born out of the lack of quality information and content about lure fishing. We wanted to help you enjoy one of the most addictive ways to target Murray Cod... on SURFACE!

I grew up as a young bloke and couldn’t find quality answers to all my questions about fishing… so with this I decided to learn as much as I could and share it with the world!

After watching this series you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to succeed in your fishing trips and you’ll be amazed at how much more enjoyable fishing is once you know what to do!

Rhys Creed
Social Fishing

What's included in this series?

Lure Fishing for
Murray Cod on Surface

OH YEAH... that boof is something we all live for and whether you’re an expert or you’ve never tried it before... you’ll come out of this series with a wealth of knowledge!

Topwater is totally different to fishing below the surface... you’ll be able to adapt your style of fishing to make the most of your BOOFS!

We want to help you; find the best surface water, choose the best lures, increase your hook-up rate and ultimately help you catch more fish! Tips and techniques in both rivers, creeks and dams. We also cover; night time tips, ‘dead hands’ technique and much more! Best of all its full of insane action, plenty of boofs and even a metre cod!

Join Rhys, Chris, Jack and Tallis as they share all the secrets about Murray Cod surface success. This series is filmed on a range of waterways throughout South Eastern NSW.

4 Tutorials - 167 Minutes

Continue below to find out more about each tutorial…

Series and Tutorial Details

Browse the tabs below for details on each tutorial in this series…

Pt 1 - Creeks & Streams
Duration 44 mins

Featuring: Chris Cotterill & Jack Zyhalak

This tutorial is one of the best in the Complete Guide Series! Chris and Jack head to a small creek in search of Murray Cod, and teach you all about this style of fishing along the way. Plenty of surface action as the guys fish into the dark!

In this tutorial you learn:

Surface Lure Selection – 

Chris runs through the best surface lures for creeks, his favourite brands and what to look for in a good surface lure.

Gear Selection – 

Find out the best setup for casting surface lures.

Waterways & Locations – 

There are 3 main types of waterways in which Murray Cod live and Chris gives a run through why surface fishing works well.

Analysing Structure – 

Learn where to cast, what areas to fish and what structure to looks for – a vital part of successful surface fishing.

Retrieve Patterns – 

Chris explains the best retrieves with surface lures and more importantly what to do when a cod boofs your lure.

Best Seasons – 

 Find out the best time of year for surface fishing

And plenty of action – this tutorial is loaded with surface fishing action as Jack and Chris casting into the night on this small creek… and you won’t believe what happens! Chris comes into battle with a very big fish…!

Pt 2 - Lakes & Dams
Duration 35 mins

Featuring: Rhys Creed & Jack Zyhalak

Surface fishing for monster Murray Cod in dams is becoming ever more popular. It’s an extremely successful technique and the adrenaline that runs through your body when a monster cod inhales a surface lure is priceless. Learn all the techniques in this brand NEW tutorial!

In this tutorial you will learn:

Surface Gear Selection – 

Find out what gear you need to cast big lures a long way.

Surface Lures – 

Rhys runs through which lures to use for targeting monster dam cod, swimbaits and paddlers, the sizes, lengths and best brands.

Location and Structure – 

Learn about the best areas to target; rocky points, logs, back of bays and more.

Retrieve Styles – 

Find out about the best retrieve styles.

What to do when you get a boof? – 

This is one of the most important parts of surface fishing and Rhys runs through the technique and what to do.

BONUS Spotters Tip: 

Murray Cod Feeding Zones

This jammed packed tutorial will teach you everything about targeting these giant fish using surface lures!

Pt 3 - Rivers
Duration 35 mins

Featuring: Rhys Creed

In this tutorial Rhys runs you through the techniques, retrieve styles and how to effectively surface fish different sections on a river. Make sure before watching this tutorial that you watch Pt 1 in this series because it includes a lot of tips which are also relevant for fishing on rivers.

In this tutorial you will learn:

Waterways & Locations –

River can change drastically and you’ll need a different approach for locations and situations. Rhys explains all the river and structure variations in which Murray Cod can live.

Surface Lure Selection –

Learn about the exact surface lure sizes and style you’ll want for fishing in rivers. Rhys covers everything you nee to know.

Best Time of Day –

The time of day is extremely important if you want to succeed with surface fishing. Rhys explains when to fish and also some other key periods that relate to specific weather conditions.

Techniques (Slow Flowing Water) 

This is where Rhys gets out on the water and demonstrates how to fish a slow flowing section of river. This is important to understand because you fish a fast flowing section of river much differently.

Techniques (Fast Flowing Water) 

Similar to the above segment, but this time the demonstration is about fishing the faster flowing water. Your approach is much different and you need to get this right to successful catch cod on surface in both situations.

Fishing Large Logs and Log Jams 

These are Rhys’ favourite kinds of structure to fish and he shows you two different situations and runs through step by step on how you should fish them.

Best Seasons 

Seasons are key for target Murray Cod on surface you you’ll need to adapt your style of fishing to suit the season.

Extra Techniques & Tips –

That’s right! This tutorial is loaded with content and Rhys covers even more handy tips that will give you an edge over other anglers on your next trip!

A brilliant tutorial that covers everything plus more about surface fishing for cod on rivers!

Bonus - Tips, Stories & Action
Duration 53 mins

Featuring: Rhys Creed, Jack Zyhalak, Tallis Cotterill

The BONUS tutorial is the last in the series and is jammed packed with action, boofs and surface hits! The footage is filmed over a few seasons and Rhys sits down and sets the scene about each capture. He also share plenty of extra tips along the way:

In this tutorial you will learn:

Which is the Best Moon Phase to Fish –

Full Moon V New Moon? Which is best? Its not a simple clear cut answer and understanding the full moon phase is important. But after this tutorial you’ll know exactly when is best to go surface fishing for Murray Cod.

Best Conditions for Surface – 

Rhys talks about the best surface conditions when fishing during the day and shows some examples from trips to a small creek chasing cod on surface.

Surface Lure Retrieve Speed –

Learn more in depth about different retrieve styles and speeds for different situations.

Should you use a Head Torch in the Dark? –

This is a big question, asked by a lot of anglers and the answer isn’t a simple yes or no… Rhys explains in this part exactly what to do!

Simple Trick to Increase you’re Hook-up Rate –

Hook-ups on surface lures can be tough but this little trick that Rhys shares will drastically increase your hook-up rate.

Hook Choice –

Following on from above, your hook choice, size and style is super important and you’ll learn whats best for your surface lures.

You’ll learn everything above which is mixed in with all the exciting action and stories! Sit back and enjoy the last tutorial in this series!

‘Each series has been created in the same structure and layout making it easy for you to navigate. That way you can choose exactly what you want to learn about!’

Best of all, you get to keep them forever to access on your Social Fishing Account whenever you want.

Happy Anglers Catching More Fish

Happy Anglers Catching More Fish

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Meet your presenters

The series is presented by the Social Fishing team. A group of keen anglers who have spent most of their life fishing the freshwater and using the proven techniques taught in this series:

Rhys Creed –

Rhys is the Social Fishing Founder and main presenter in majority of the Complete Guide Series Tutorials. He grew up casting lures for native species and has fished the freshwater all his life.

Rhys has a passion for teaching others about this great sport and wants to reach out to as many keen anglers as possible. He shares his wealth of knowledge on all things freshwater in this series. Sharing secrets, techniques and years worth of knowledge in a step by step video series.

He has caught countless freshwater fish including plenty of Monster Murray Cod – all on techniques he shares in the series.

Chris Cotterill –

As a key team member and Social Fishing Presenter, Chris passes on his passion and love for fishing throughout this series. Teaching you everything he has learnt over his 30 years of fishing and sharing plenty of excitement along the way.

Chris presents in a number of tutorials throughout the entire Complete Guide Series including Murray Cod on Surface where him and Jack hit the water in search of small creek cod. Chris shares years worth of knowledge and even manages to get onto a metre plus Murray Cod on surface from a small creek!

With over 3 decades worth of freshwater fishing knowledge Chris knows how to tempt even the most intelligent of fish!

Jack Zyhalak –

Jack grew up fishing the banks of the Murrumbidgee River with Rhys when they were just young kids. He learnt the art of using spinnerbaits by spending hours, days and weekends on the water from a very young age.

With all the experience it’s like second nature for Jack to pick the best area on the log to target. He knows where the fish is and he knows where to cast.

Jack presents and appears in a number of tutorials including, ‘Surface Fishing for Murray Cod’ where Jack and Chris spend the night walking a small creek and landing some brilliant fish.

Tallis Cotterill –

Tallis is youngest team member of Social Fishing, but it doesn’t mean this kid doesn’t know how to fish! Tallis has some massive achievements to his name including countless metre Murray Cod!

He is an intelligent and aware young angler who is always ensure that each cast is perfect. Tallis appears in the Murray Cod and Golden Perch in Rivers – Bonus Tutorial, where he and Rhys fish the Murrumbidgee River from the inflatable boat. They catch heaps of natives during this great river session! A must see tutorial!

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That you can save by buying this series in a pack!


8 Complete Guide Series
2 Bonus Series


8 Complete Guide Series
2 Bonus Series
Barometric Pressure Video
Blowering Dam Secrets e-Book
1 x Complete Guide Series on DVD


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