Macquarie perch

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Picture of a Macquarie perch
Minimum legal size: 35cm

Common name/sMacquarie perch
Scientific name

Macquaria australasica

Minimum legal size  35 cm
Bag limit

Lake Dartmouth (and its tributaries): 1

Yarra River (and its tributaries): 2

Upper Coliban Reservoir (and its tributaries): 2

Additional information

Macquarie perch can only be taken from Lake Dartmouth, the Yarra River and the Upper Coliban Reservoir (and their tributaries). The taking of Macquarie perch is prohibited in all other waters.

From 1 October to 31 December inclusive, these fish cannot be taken or possessed in, on or next to Victorian waters.

These fish can't be filleted in or on Victorian waters. They must be kept whole or in carcass form until you're away from the water. It's okay to fillet your fish on the cleaning tables at the boat ramp.