Pearl Perch Gold Coast. Chasing Pearl perch off the Gold coast can be a very rewarding experience. Pearlies as they are commonly called, can be found along the east coast between Port Macquarie in NSW and as far north as Rockhampton in Qld. Pearl perch are a demersal bottom dwelling fish species that inhabit the local reef systems. They prefer deeper water, and you’re most likely to find them in 40-100 metres. Your best chance to get on the pearlies is...

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