Introduction

There are special areas where recreational fishing controls apply in the Northern Territory (NT) and you can be fined if you don't follow the rules in these areas.

You must follow rules when fishing in Kakadu National Park, aquatic life reserves and management zones.

There may be fishing gear guidelines and possession limits you will also need to follow.

Recreational fishers and fishing tour operators are not allowed to fish in reef fish protection areas.

There are also rules you must follow when recreational fishing on Aboriginal land.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017