Freshwater Scale Fish

Vic Fishing Rec Guide 2015

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Measuring your catch

Scale fish: The legal size of fish must be checked at the first available opportunity. Undersize fish must be released immediately. Measure fish from tip of snout with mouth closed, to end of the tail. See carcass definition.

For each species of fish not listed a bag/possession limit of 5 applies.

Native Freshwater Scale Fish

Australian Bass

Australian bass
Scientific name: Macquaria novemaculeata

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Australian grayling
Scientific name: Prototroctes maraena

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Barramundi Barramundi
Scientific name: Lates calcarifer

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Eel (long and short-finned)
Scientific name: Anguilla spp.

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Flathead gudgeon
Scientific name: Philypnodon grandiceps

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Freshwater catfish
Scientific name: Tandanus tandanus

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Australian Smelt

Galaxiids (broadfinned; flat-headed; mountain; spotted; common jollytail or minnow; and Australian smelt)
Scientific name: Galaxiidae and Retropinnidae

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Golden Perch

Golden perch (yellowbelly)
Scientific name: Macquaria ambigua

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Hardyheads (Small mouthed, Grey back)
Scientific name: Atherinsoma microstoma

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Macquarie Perch

Macquarie perch
Scientific name: Macquaria australasica

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Murray Cod

Murray cod
Scientific name: Maccullochella peelii

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Black Fish

River blackfish
Scientific names: Gadopsis marmoratus and Gadopsis bispinosus

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Silver Perch

Silver perch
Scientific name: Bidyanus bidyanus

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Tasmanian whitebait Tasmanian whitebait
Scientific name: Lovettia sealii

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Trout Cod

Trout cod
Scientific name: Maccullochella macquariensis

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Introduced Freshwater Scale Fish

Brown Trout

Brown trout
Scientific name: Salmo trutta

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Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon
Scientific name: Oncorhynchus tschawytscha

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European Carp

European carp
Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio

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Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout
Scientific name: Oncorhynchus mykiss

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Red Fin Perch

Redfin (English perch)
Scientific name: Perca fluviatilis

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