Macquarie Perch | Macquaria australasica

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Common Name: Macquarie Perch
Species Name: Macquaria australasica

The Macquarie Perch is also known as Murray Bream, Silver Eye, White Eye, Mountain Perch, Black Bream, Macca and Murray perch. The overall colour of the Macquarie Perch is a dark silver grey to sooty black along the back and flanks, progressing to a lighter creamy colour on the belly and beneath the gills. Macquarie Perch have a distinctive whitish eye which is why they are often called white eye or silver eye perch. Macquarie Perch can grow to 3.5kg and up to approximately 45cm in length however fish to 1.2kg are more common. Macquarie Perch are regarded as a threatened species for this reason responsible handling and Catch and Release is encouraged.

New South Wales and Victoria

Light Tackle.

Small Imitation Style Minnows, Wet or Dry Fly and Soft Plastics.

Worms, Small Freshwater Yabbies, Freshwater shrimp, Grasshoppers and Mudeyes.

Macquarie 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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