Estuary perch (including Australian bass and hybrids)
Minimum legal size: 27cm
|Common name/s||Estuary perch|
|Scientific name||Macquaria colonorum|
|Minimum legal size||27cm|
Lake Bullen Merri: a combined total of 5 for one or more species of estuary perch, Australian bass and hybrid species.
All other Victorian Waters: a combined total of 5 fish (of which no more than 2 can be Australian bass).
|Additional information||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.|
Estuary perch can be mistaken for Australian bass. See the differences in the images below.
Distinguishing features of Australian bass and estuary perch: