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Australian bass

Australian bass

Australian bass are predatory fish that use estuaries and freshwater during their lifecycle. Because bass are found throughout the length of a river at different times they are potentially affected by a range of human-induced changes throughout a catchment.

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Bream

Bream

Bream is one of our most popular fish targeted by recreational fishers. It is a tough and resilient species however the condition of its habitat will determine how many fish we catch in the future.

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Dusky flathead

Dusky flathead

Dusky flathead is a popular fish targeted by recreational fishers all along the east coast of Australia. Flathead rely on healthy estuaries. This bottom dwelling fish uses different parts of an estuary at different stages of their lifecycle.

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Murray cod

Murray cod

The Murray cod is Australia’s largest true freshwater fish and estimated to have been around for 26million years. Once caught in abundance, these mighty fish are now facing serious habitat challenges.

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Mulloway

Mulloway

Mulloway, or Jewish, are one of the fish species most commonly targeted by fishers. Mulloway can be found along the east coast of Australia in estuaries, reefs, beaches, as well as offshore. They use these areas at different times of their lifecycle, so are sensitive to changes in a wide range of habitats.

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Mangrove Jack

Mangrove Jack

Mangrove Jack live in coastal waters and rivers from Shark Bay in Western Australia through Torres Straight and Queensland, south to Lake Illawarra in NSW. They are occasionally found in more southern estuaries of NSW. These magnificent fish can grow to 1.2 metres and 16 kg in weight.

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Golden Perch

Golden Perch

Golden perch naturally inhabit the Murray Darling Basin, Dawson, Fitzroy Rivers and the Bulloo and Lake Erye drainages. Slow flowing, lowland rivers are the preferred habitat and flow and migration are important to
reproductive success.

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