Information and rules for fishing in the Northern Territory.
- Fishing seasons and weather forecasts
Learn about the four fishing seasons in the Top End.
- Artificial reefs and fish aggregating devices
Find the location and details of artificial reefs that have been created to benefit anglers and divers in the Top End.
- Reef fish protection areas
Learn about reef fish protection areas in the Northern Territory where you are not allowed to fish.
- Rules for fishing in specific areas
Find out about special fishing rules for places such as parks, fish management zones and Aboriginal land.
- Possession limits for fish
Learn about the rules for recreational fishing, including how many and what kinds of fish you can keep.
- Rules for keeping your catch
Find out how to handle, clean and store your catch so it stays fresh.
- Releasing your catch
Learn ways to give the fish you've caught the best chance of survival.
- 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.
- Report injured marine animals, fish kills, ghost nets
Find out how to report injured marine animals, fish kills or ghost nets you see on the water.
- Report suspected illegal fishing
Learn what you must do to report suspected illegal fishing including people fishing in closed areas.