Fishing in Gove Peninsula area

The Gove Peninsula in northeast Arnhem Land includes Nhulunbuy township, Yirrkala and Melville Bay.

Many of these intertidal fishing spots lie over Aboriginal land.

You don't need a permit to fish in these waters if you are a recreational fisher.

You should respect the traditional owners’ code of conduct. You can read the code of conduct in the Fishing Northeast Arnhem Land guide PDF (984.3 KB).

To find out more go to the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation website.


For more information contact the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.

Lot 1620
Arnhem Road
Nhulunbuy NT
Phone: 08 8939 2700

Last updated: 01 February 2019

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