Australian bass (including estuary perch and hybrids)

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Picture of an Australian bass
Minimum legal size: 27cm

Common name/sAustralian bass (including estuary perch and hybrids)
Scientific name

Macquaria novemaculeata

Minimum legal size

27 cm

Bag limit

Lake Bullen Merri: a combined total of 5 for one or more species of Australian bass, estuary perch and hybrid species.

All other Victorian Waters: a combined total of 5 fish (of which no more than 2 can be Australian bass)

Additional informationAustralian bass is often mistaken for estuary perch. See the differences in the images below.
Australian bass
Australian bass
Estuary perch
Estuary perch