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Fishingin the Northern Territory

Explore the NT’s unrivalled fishing through huge tidal rivers, scenic inland billabongs, mangrove-lined estuaries and picturesque, blue coastlines.

The Northern Territory is a world-class fishing destination with a vast network of waterways offering a variety fishing options for the beginner to experienced fisherman.

The Territory’s best-known fish is the barramundi: an aggressive predatory fish noted for its strong runs and spectacular jumps. The Top End is also home to an array of other great sport and reef fish, including giant trevally, queenfish, spanish mackerel, cobia, black jewfish, golden snapper, red emperor and coral trout.

There are many different hot spot destinations throughout the Territory’s Top End that offer great fishing, all set in picturesque natural landscapes. They’re well serviced by a full range of tourist facilities along with expert fishing guides, unique accommodation with fishing services such as fuel, food, repairs and supplies.

You can hire a boat or bring your own, take a fully guided fishing safari, stay at a remote fishing lodge or charter a mothership, or even throw in a line from a wharf or jetty - every type of angler and every type of fishing experience is catered for in the Northern Territory.

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