The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT) is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the first ever NT Gone Fishing Day.
This first of its kind national event is set to celebrate one of the nation’s most participated leisure activities. Gone Fishing Day 2016, to be held on Sunday the 16th of October, plans to highlight the economic, social and environmental benefits recreational fishing provides to the wider community. More than 100 events have already been registered for Gone Fishing Day with something happening in every State and Territory. Events range from fishing clinics and family fishing days through to fishing tournaments and clean ups of our waterways, which means there is something to suit everyone from first time fishers to old salts.
As part of this great initiative AFANT is holding a free, family friendly event at the Lake Bennett Wildness Resort. As this is an artificial lake this is an ideal venue in which the general public can receive instruction on the use of fishing equipment and have the opportunity to catch numerous iconic NT fish species such as Barramundi, Tarpon and Sooty Grunter in a safe, easy accessible and crocodile free location.
Fishing gear will be provided for the use of the general public with a sausage sizzle, great prizes and giveaways. In addition, we have also arranged for numerous partner organizations such as NT Parks Crocwise, Department of Fisheries, Maritime Safety, Million Dollar Barra, NT Water Police and the Royal Lifesaving Association RiverSafe team to also attend this event. Registration is essential via the AFANT Facebook page with a schedule of events to be released shortly.