- 14/01/2013 at 5:47 pm #7271yellowfinParticipant
Does anyone know what the ethics are when catching Perch? Someone told me your not meant to return them to the waterways as they are a pest, but I cant find anywhere on the net about this theory. Any ideas?14/01/2013 at 5:58 pm #22404troutfishernzParticipant
I always used keep the Perch we used to catch in Grays lagoon near Lawrence. in my opinion they are beautiful eating much nicer than Trout.14/01/2013 at 7:31 pm #22405burkefishParticipant
perch are listed as a sports fish but have no limits on how many you can catch or at what size you can take. the bigger ones are excellent eating.16/01/2013 at 7:42 am #22442kaituna ianParticipant
burkefish16/01/2013 at 6:41 pm #22448baitmanParticipant
they are the best eating IMO.
As for returning them it depends where you fish, 30 yrs ago i remember fishing in a lake near wanganui that you were asked to toss em up the bank if you didnt want them. I think it was because they were ileagally released and numbers had exploded.They can get to plauge preportions but mostly I don’t think there is a rule about releasing them.
Next time you get some decent ones try them sashimi. fillet chill till ice cold slice thinly on an angle then dip in a mixture of soy and a little wasabi its magic
27/01/2013 at 12:47 am #22561BirdlingsflatParticipant
Son and I have been targeting them this season..yummy as..fillet off each side deboned..lovely/tasty things..good wee fighters on light gear
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