Scientific Name
Perca fluviatilis
Up to 60cm
Commonly 3kg, up to 10.4kg

General Description

Redfin (Perca fluviatilis), also known as English perch, are an introduced freshwater species. They are popular amongst anglers as they are a tasty fish for the table.

As the name suggests, Redfin can be identified by their bright red fins and tail. Their body is pale green-brown to grey in colour, with a paler underside and six dark bands along the sides. They are a deep-bodied fish, can grow up to 60 centimetres in length and weigh up to 10.4 kilograms. They most commonly caught up to around 3 kilograms.


While they can be caught in open water, especially near weed beds, they are generally found around underwater habitat such as rocky areas and submerged trees.

Where to Find

Fishers who want to target Redfin are in luck as they are widespread across Victoria. However, some of the hotspots include lakes such as Eildon, Hume, Purumbette, Eppalock and Rocklands Reservoir as well as the Loddon, Campaspe and Wimmera rivers

Fishing Rules

There are no bag or size limits for Redfin in Victoria. The Victorian Fisheries Authority encourage anglers not to return Redfin to the water as they prey on native fish species.

Subscribe to our mailing list

Join our 50,000+ subscribers in receiving our Fishing Lines News delivered straight to your inbox. Don’t miss out on all the issues affecting your fishing, projects improving your fishing and opportunities to have your say about your fishery.

* indicates required
Communication Preferences (tick all that apply)