Often regarded by light tackle sport fishing enthusiasts as one of the hardest fresh water species to find / catch, this most sought after fish is fairly common in Tropical North Queensland's pristine rainforest rivers.
The more remote the location, the greater the chance of an encounter. They are fast learners, and any well fished location will soon show poor catch rates per effort.
Jungle perch have excellent eye sight, and will ambush small lures and flies with gusto. Its habitat is very similar to that of the "sooty" and fishing techniques identical.
Most fish usually caught are around the half to three pound mark and their relative rarity ensures most guides will insist on catch and release only.