Fishing seasons Things to do Art & culture Family activities & attractions Festivals & events Food & drink History & heritage Luxury experiences Nature & wildlife Outdoor activities Adventure travel Camping & glamping Canoeing & kayaking Mountain Biking & Cycling Fishing Swimming Walking & hiking Romance The Ghan rail journey Shopping Make use of abundant fishing opportunities year-round in the NT, though some species should be targeted according to the territory's four unique seasons. Explore fishing seasons Fishing in the build-up Heading to the Territory between October and December? The pre-monsoonal 'build-up' can produce the best fishing of all the seasons in the Top End. Read more Fishing in the dry season Enjoy 'The dry' from May to September. Clear blue skies, south-easterly breezes and sensational sunsets mean great bluewater and tidal river fishing. Read more Fishing in the run-off Visit during the 'run-off' between March and April, supposedly the best season for barramundi fishing around the mouths of creeks and on the rivers. Read more Fishing in the Wet season Take advantage of the great fishing during breaks in 'the wet', from January to mid-march, when monsoonal rains bring the landscape to life. Read more Subscribe Sign up to receive the latest news, deals and travel information about the Northern Territory. Data privacy statement Enter your full name: Enter your email address: Sign up Thank you Your details have been submitted. Please check your email and click the link to confirm your subscription.