Fishing in McArthur River and Sir Edward Pellew Islands 

The Sir Edward Pellew group of islands and some of the surrounding coastline are managed by the Yanyuwa people.

There are many cultural heritage sites on the islands and mainland.

The McArthur river delta is an important nursery habitat for many popular fishing species.

You must respect the cultural importance of the land and waters to the Yanyuwa people.

Access to land and water

Recreational fishers, fishing tour operators and commercial fishers do not need permits to access waters within the McArthur River and Sir Edward Pellew Islands region.

For more information go to the Northern Land Council website.

Get the McArthur River and Sir Edward Pellew Islands fishing guide (1.1 mb).

Last updated: 01 February 2019

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