Longfin Perch Fishing Seasons Sydney

Most anglers say the best time of the year to catch Longfin Perch fish in Sydney is from all year round.  The Longfin Perch is found inshore near reefs as they like to feed on plankton. This is a beautiful eating fish.

Fish Details

  • Size: Up to 1.6 kilograms
  • Length: Up to 50 cm
  • Food Rating: Excellent
  • Territory: Inshore, Reefs

Longfin Perch fishing Cronulla Sydney

About Longfin Perch Fish

The scientific name for the Longin Perch is Caprodon Longimanus
Longfin Perch eating

How to identify a Longfin Perch Fish

  • Long based dorsal fin that is forked
  • Pointed pectoral fins that are longer than the head of the fish
  • Females are pink to red
  • Males are pink with yellow dots and a dark splash on the dorsal fin

The Longfin perch is also known as the Pink Maomao and is part of the grouper and sea bass family.  This fish is considered a delicacy and is sought after by fishermen and anglers. They sleep at night in rocky reefs and there colour will change to an orange-red shade.

Where to Catch Longfin Perch

The Longfin Perch travel in large schools. They can be found to depths of 80 metres. They prefer warm waters and usually swim in depths of 20 - 50 metres. You will find the Longfin Perch inshore near reefs as they like to feed on plankton and small nekton. They can also be found on the edge of the continental shelf and seamounts. The Longfin Perch are usually at the lowest point of the body of water they are swimming on as they like to feed on organisms. You can catch this fish using small hooks without using a sinker. The Longfin Perch are delicious and make excellent eating.

They say you can catch the Longfin Perch all year round and in the morning or afternoon.

Fishing for Perch in Sydney

On all our fishing and deep-sea fishing charters in Sydney, all you need to bring are the right clothes depending on the weather conditions. We will supply everything else including bait, fishing rods and reels and fishing licence. At the end of our fishing trip, you get to keep what you catch.  We have 3 purpose build fishing vessels that have all the facilities and amenities you require.