The Yellow Perch is a type of fish that can be caught with a Handmade Fishing Rod or Survival Fish Trap and eaten, if gutted, in RUST. Facepunch added fishing as an in-game activity during the Going Deep patch in August of 2021.
Yellow Perch can also provide players credit towards the Go Fish Mission given out by the Fisherman at any Fishing Village. In addition to the fishing quest, new fish types are useful in farming when deposited into a Composter or can be gutted directly for raw resources (excellent source of Low Grade Fuel).
Some fish can be turned in directly at Fishing Villages for Scrap, while others are better used when fishing to achieve a higher Bait Rating.
Yellow Perch can be caught in all rivers and swamps regardless of depth, requiring a bait level of 3 – 10.
For more information on fishing, be sure to check out our Fishing Guide!