Golden Perch | Macquaria ambigua

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Common Name: Golden Perch
Species Name: Macquaria ambigua

Golden Perch are also known Yellowbelly, White Perch, Callop, Perch and Murray Perch. Golden Perch colour varies with the waters they inhabit fish from dirty or muddy water can be a beige or creamy colour with darker spotting on the upper body and sides. Golden Perch from clear waters tend have an olive green back progressing to a yellow or white belly area often the fins will have a reddish shade around them. Larger adult fish appear to have a disproportionately smaller concave head against a powerful deep body. Golden Perch have been reportedly caught up to 76 centimetres in length and 23 kilograms in weight. However, they are more commonly caught by anglers up to 50cm in length or 5kg.

Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Light Tackle to Medium Tackle.

Deep diving minnows, spoons, Spinners and soft plastics.

Freshwater shrimp, Freshwater yabby, small mussels, grubs worms and fish.

Golden 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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