Estuary Perch | Macquaria colonorum

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Common Name: Estuary Perch
Species Name: Macquaria colonorum

The Estuary perch is also known as Gippsland Perch and Perch. The upper body colour of the Estuary Perch is silvery grey that progresses down the flanks to a silver white belly. Estuary Perch are easily confused with Australian Bass the difference are Estuary Perch have a noticeable concave shaped forehead. The fins are a uniform brownish colour and also have a deeper body than Australian Bass. Estuary Perch can grow to 10kg however more commonly caught around the 1kg mark.

New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
Light Tackle
Minnows, Poppers, Spoons, Saltwater Fly and Soft Plastics.

Prawns, crabs, Live Prawns, Small Fish and Yabbies.

Estuary Perch Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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