A record number of more than 410,000 estuary perch have been stocked into seven waterways across Victoria, including East Gippsland.
Five-thousand estuary perch each have been released into both the Bemm and Snowy Rivers.
Estuary perch are a popular target for fishers and one of a dozen species stocked annually to further improve fishing opportunities in the state’s lakes, rivers and estuaries.
The Gippsland Lakes has been stocked for the second year in a row with 140,000 fingerlings.
Image: An estuary perch
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