Yellowbelly Fishing Reports tend to be to the North of the Great Dividing Range, in the inland rivers. However, reports to the south around Melbourne and impoundments are common enough.

While not as sought after as Murray Cod Yellowbelly – aka Macquarie Petch – are excellent native freshwater game fish. Taking a range of baits and commonly lures.

Species: Macquaria ambigua. Other common names include Macquarie Perch


Yellowbelly Fishing Reports Breakdown

August 2022 Yellowbelly Fishing Reports – What We Collect

We record the number of catches of each location when we prepare our Yellowbelly or Macqurie Perch fishing reports. All Getfished Fishing Reports are aggregated from multiple resources. Including dedicated submitted fishing reports, Youtube videos, and more.

August 2022 Yellowbelly Month To Date Reports

Locations Qty
Toolamba3
Broken River,Vic4
Waranga Basin, Vic1
Greens Lake, Vic1
Irrigation Channels Shepparton, Vic1
Torrumbarry,Vic1
Broken River1
Lake Hume2

August 2022 Yellowbelly Bait Reports Year To Date

BaitQty
Cheese1
Earthworms1
Scrub Worms2
Chicken1
Yabbies1

August 2022 Yellowbelly Lures Reports Year To Date

LureQty
TN60 Jackal1
Lipless Crank Baits1
Small Divers1
Bassman Shorties1
Gulp Soft Plastics1

Yellowbelly can be taken at a minimum size of 30cm with a bag limit of 5 specimens. According to Vic Fisheries.

According to 2022 Yellowbelly fishing reports the following locations have proven to be successful:

Toolamba, Broken River,Vic, Waranga Basin, Vic, Greens Lake, Vic, Irrigation Channels Shepparton, Vic, Torrumbarry,Vic, Broken River, Lake Hume.


Yellowbelly Fishing Reports Videos

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Suggested Yellowbelly Tackle Options

One of the great things about Yellowbelly is that you can use the same bait and lures – and even visit the same locations – that you would if you were targeting Murray Cod.

Common Yellowbelly baits, so far in 2022, have included:

Cheese, Earthworms, Scrub Worms, Chicken, Yabbies.

Whereas effective 2022 lures have proven to be:

TN60 Jackal, Lipless Crank Baits, Small Divers, Bassman Shorties, Gulp Soft Plastics.