Estuary perch

Estuary perch
Minimum legal size: 27cm

Common name/sEstuary perch
Scientific nameMacquaria colonorum
Minimum legal size27cm
Bag limit5 (of which no more than 2 can be Australian bass).
Additional informationThese 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:

Australian bass

Australian bass

Estuary perch

Estuary perch