The trendy perch

Accessibility and chances to catch it

Also known as

Yellow perch

Where to find it


Why anglers like it

  • It is sought-after by foodies everywhere.
  • It is small and easy to fish.

Pro tips and tricks

  • It is caught easily at the end of summer, in the fall and in the winter.
  • You should use a smaller lure for their smaller mouth.
  • It loves earthworms very much.

How to recognize it

  • Average length: 10 to 25 cm.
  • Its back is dark green to golden brown, and its flanks are yellow green.
  • Its pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are bright orange.
  • Its 2 dorsal fins are distinctly separated: the first one is spinous, while the second one is soft-rayed.
  • It has numerous small teeth.
  • Consult the detailed fact sheet (in French only).

Good to know

Required licence : Sport fishing (except Atlantic salmon).