Natural Range: Cooler fresh water creeks and rivers on the eastern and western side the Great Dividing Range in NSW and Victoria. In the Central Tableland Macquarie Perch can be found in most cooler rivers and streams of the Murray Darling River System & Hawksbury/Nepean River System. Including the Upper Nepean, Colo River, Erskin Creek, Grose River, Warragamba River, Upper Lachlan River, Abercrombie River and Cox’s River.
Identification Issues: Similar to Golden Perch and Australian Bass
Closed Season: This fish it totally protected. Any Macquarie Perch caught must be returned to the water. Please help protect this species by not targeting them when you go fishing.
Stocking: Penrith Lakes, Limited River Stockings west of the Great Dividing Range.
They are also found in Wyangala Dam and possibly Lake Lyell.
Bag & Size Limit: This species it totally protected. Must be returned to the water unharmed.
Possession Limit: This species it totally protected. Must be returned to the water unharmed.