Most fishing is being confined to boat angling because of the big
tides at the top end of the continent. Darwin charter boat operators
will take fishermen to regions where it is possible to haul in virgin
waters for top game species. It can also be possible to join the
Territorians who fly to offshore islands for a weekend fishing.
These northern waters is bountiful of queenfish, groper, mackerel,
marlin, sailfish, barramundi, trevally, barracuda and sharks. Often a
hook-up is made as soon as the bait or lure hits the water, with
numerous of fish competing for it.
Is one of the few areas in the town where land-based anglers can
take, jewfish, trevally and bream. The usual bait from nearby creeks
live mullet collected from.
When the tide is calm, the fishing here is mostly done from the rocks
with lures. Main catches are queenfish, barracuda, trevally and
Melville and Bathurst Islands
These islands are closest to Darwin which can be reached by a charter
boat for a daylight fishing. Both islands gives a rewarding yields of
large barramundi and huge sharks. There is also an excellent reef
fishing for sweetlip, snapper, coral cod and groper.
Great fishing can be found in this region. Fishermen were popular to
take good sized queenfish and turrum on bare hooks. As soon as the lure
hits the water, an expert casting or trolling is not necessary.
These islands are the shelter of really big fish. Sharks is abundant,
especially the hammerheads. Other species include dolphinfish, mackerel,
groper and barracuda are real prolific. The islands is blessed with
white sands, coral reefs and translucent waters, where a game fishing
resort is expected to be established there.
The waters of the Gove Peninsula provides a perfect fishing. Near
Groote Eylandt hauls black marlin. Aside from marlin and sailfish, a
large groper and mackerel can also be taken. The world's popular
bonefish has also been found off Groote Eylandt.
Famous area for charter boat fishermen renowned for its enormous
hauls of fish. Mackerel, barracuda, queenfish and other famous species
have been known to fill a boat just after an hour's fishing.