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Price range: 7.7 - 8.7 EUR / 1 kg | Market: MIN Rungis | Date: 2022-05-20

European Perch

The European perch is a predatory species of freshwater fish native to Europe and northern Asia. The species is a popular quarry for anglers and has been widely introduced beyond its native area, into Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. They have caused substantial damage to native fish populations in Australia and have been proclaimed a noxious species in New South Wales.

The European perch is a relatively large fish. It has a long, thick cylindrical body with scales, and its coloring is extremely variable, from almost white to dark brown or greenish with red spots on the flanks. Mature male specimens develop a prominent redbreast. Females are usually drabber in coloration. Its dorsal fin is continuous and consists of 10-12 independent, long-based spines followed by one spine and 12 to 17 soft rays. There are no abdominal or adipose fins. The pectoral, pelvic (on the belly), and anal (on the underside) fins all have strong spines; the pelvic and anal fins also have soft rays. The posterior dorsal spines are normally longer than the anterior.

During this time, it is common for anglers to fish for perch with lures such as plastic grubs or small lead or rubber jigs in a variety of colors. Anglers typically use light spinning tackle or fly fishing equipment. A typical outfit might be a rod of 2.1–2.4 m (7-8 ft) in length, with a lightweight spinning reel spooled with a 0.32-0.40 mm diameter line. For hook sizes, size 6/0 or 8/0 Owner Mutu Light Circle hooks are about right for 3-8 cm (1.2-3.1 in) fish, and size 8/0 or 10/0 Owner Mutu Light Mag Circle hooks work well for specimens measuring 10-15 cm (4-6 in).

Linear Fisheries sells fish as small as 2 inches and as large as 20 pounds. According to reports on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's website, the world record for a perch is 3 pounds 1 ounce. Common sizes are from 10-15 cm (4-6 in), occasionally to 20 cm (8 in).

The fish has a wide distribution across Europe and Asia. In the south, it ranges from northern Spain to China and Lake Baikal, and it is even found in Iceland, where it has been introduced. It can be found in virtually any freshwater body that isn't entirely frozen over during the winter months within this range.

The species is one of only three fish native to Europe to survive in Ireland's rivers, alongside bullhead and brown trout; they have also now been introduced to many other areas.

The species is one of only three fish native to Europe that has been introduced into Ireland's rivers, along with the bullhead and brown trout; they have also been introduced to many other areas worldwide. In addition, a large number of hybrids between this species and the closely related North American white perch have been recorded from many areas.

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