A small perch from inland perch. A fun little fish to catch for young kids geting into fishing and quite good eating.
How To Identify:
Silvery in colour. Spangled perch as the name suggests has a mottling or spangled spots along its back. Often seen with a faint green line (espeically in smaller fish - and those that a quite silver) along the back bone.
How To Catch:
They can easily be caught buy using a float with the bait about 30-60 cm below the float. Baits such as worms and shrimp can be used, but one of the best baits is a little piece of red meat, they dont seem to be able to refuse.
Spangled Perch are found though streams in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia. Common in dams of Western Queensland that are on a waterway and will readily breed in Dam unlike most native fish.