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.
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.