Growing to around 35cm
Rudd are an attractive fish of slow moving rivers and lakes.
To sixty centimetres
An introduced species of stillwater and slow moving rivers with good water quality, perch are voracious predators preying on insects and small fishes.
Intermittent in central North Island and eastern South Island
Introduced from eastern North America.
Widespread in cool waters in many parts of new Zealand in lakes of central North Island and southwards, and in rivers.