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« on: February 26, 2012, 06:57:06 AM »
Just wondering if I heard correctly while watching Ifish the other day.
They had caught an EP at around 30cm and said it would be aprox 25 years old, would this be correct ?

They are a close cousin to the Bass, which from my understanding (limited) would reach this age in a few years.

Wouldn't they have similar age/growth rates.

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Re: Estuary Perch
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 07:45:23 AM »
Not unless it was very stunted, I'd reckon 2 to 5 years old at that size. Depending on local conditions.

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Re: Estuary Perch
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 10:36:00 AM »
I saw a river bass that was 23cm aged at being 7 years old. In a lake with good fish a bass can get that size in a year. I've got no idea on Estuary Perch however....

I think grow may be dependant upon local conditions; water temperatures, food, water quality, flow regimes, suitable habitat and possibly even local genetic variations ie some smaller systems bass may breed at a smaller size / age......

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Re: Estuary Perch
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 06:31:39 AM »
As a comparison, I'm 6'2" and Fitz is 3'9".  I'm a few years older than him, but I'm pretty sure even if Garry lived another 50 years he wouldn't get to 6'2".  Take that into consideration when looking at growth rates of fish.

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Re: Estuary Perch
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 07:01:51 PM »
Don't know how you put up with him Fitzy

 

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