Silver Perch

Natural Range: The lower reaches of the Murray Darling River System. Not likely to have been found on the Central Tablelands before stocking.
Identification Issues: Only hard to identify from cod or other perch species in early juvenile stages of life.
Closed waters: Fishing prohibited in all rivers.
Stocking: Ben Chifley Dam, Burraga Dam, Burrendong Dam, Lake Canobolas, Carcoar Dam, Gosling Creek Reservoir, Dunns Swamp, Rylstone Dam, Windamere Dam, Wyangala Dam. Now found in  the Macquarie, Lachlan and Abercrombie Rivers areas probably outside the natural range of this fish.
Bag & Size Limit: 5 in listed stocked dams, 25cm
Possession Limit: 10

Western dams where silver perch & catfish may be taken

Dam / Weir Species permitted
Ben Chifley Silver perch, catfish
Blowering Silver perch
Burrendong Silver perch, catfish
Burrinjuck Silver perch
Chaffey Silver perch, catfish
Copeton Silver perch, catfish
Googong Silver perch
Jounama Silver perch
Keepit Silver perch, catfish
Lake Albert Silver perch
Lake Wyangan Silver perch
Pindari Silver perch, catfish
Split Rock Silver perch, catfish
Windamere Silver perch, catfish
Wyangala Silver perch, catfish
Yass Silver perch

Eastern dams where silver perch & catfish may be taken

Dam / Weir Species permitted
Glenbawn Silver perch, catfish
Glennies Creek Silver perch, catfish
All other eastern dams *Catfish

*Note: Catfish may also be taken from eastern flowing streams.
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