Macquarie Perch are a medium sized perch, their eye is quite large and has a large silver-white iris and dark pupil. It has a reasonably small head. The colouration can range from almost black to through to a smoky grey above fading to a creamy-white belly. Has been caught to 3kgs but this is rare indeed. Normally caught between 0.2 to 1.5kgs.
How To Catch:
Macquarie Perch can be caught on the same sort of baits as Golden and Silver Perch, worms, yabbies, shrimp and grubs. Can be a little more timid than the other perches (except when spawning) and a bit more finesse is often required. Will put up a good account for itself once hooked. Will also take lures, however use smaller sized than those for Golden Perch, more like the type of lure that you would use for silver perch.
Macquarie Perch were once found throughout the cooler regions of the Murray-Darling system however are now restricted to just a few tributaries. They can be found in Lake Burrinjuck, Lake Wyangala, and Lake Dartmouth.