Recreational fishing

Information and rules for fishing in the Northern Territory.

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  • Fish species
    See photos and descriptions of the many species of fish sought by anglers in the NT.
  • Common NT fish
    You can view and download a copy of the most popular fish found in Northern Territory waters.
  • About recreational fishing
    Find out about the kinds of fish you can catch, where you can catch them, how many you can keep, the fishing gear you can use and more.
  • Catching a tagged fish
    What you need to know if you catch a fish with a small tag attached to it, and how you can report it.
  • Pots, dillies and nets
    Find information about the kinds of nets, pots and other devices you can use for recreational fishing.
  • Rules for spearfishing
    Find out where and where you can't use spearfishing gear for recreational fishing.
  • Get the free Fishing Mate app
    Find out how to get free mobile device software that has all kinds of useful information and tips for fishing in the Top End.