Darwin and Katherine COVID Lockdown

Darwin and Katherine COVID Lockdown

Effective from 12.00 midday, August 16 2021, a 72 hour COVID-19 lockdown is in place for greater Darwin and Katherine. Lockdown areas include; City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, Litchfield Council, Wagait Shire, Belyuen Shire, Dundee, Bynoe, Charlotte, Cox Peninsula...
Corroboree Billabong boat ramp repairs

Corroboree Billabong boat ramp repairs

Last dry season in response to reports of damage to the Corroboree Billabong boat ramp (which was in turn resulting in damage to boats, motors and trailers), AFANT engaged with the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics (DIPL) to seek a remedy to the...
Four Mile Hole Billabong set to open July 22

Four Mile Hole Billabong set to open July 22

Initially forecast to open in early July this year, AFANT has been assured that the Four Mile Hole Billabong in Kakadu will now open on July 22. This follows the Billabong remaining closed throughout 2020n due to a high occurrence of the noxious floating weed –...
Stay at home; Darwin, Palmerston & Litchfield COVID Lockdown

Stay at home; Darwin, Palmerston & Litchfield COVID Lockdown

[Updated June 29 2021] At 1pm Sunday June 27 the NT Government ordered a COVID 19 pandemic response lockdown. The lockdown is now in place and on Monday was extended until at least 1pm Friday July 2. The lockdown area has been clarified and it applies to residents of...
What a Wet! Big rainfall totals & big Barra

What a Wet! Big rainfall totals & big Barra

High rainfall totals return to the Top End Recreational fishers across the Territory have been rejoicing with the best wet season we have seen for a few years. The excitement for good run-off Barramundi fishing has been reflected in the high numbers of trailers at...
Slow Down for Roadside Fishers

Slow Down for Roadside Fishers

A unique Top End tradition, stopping by culverts, drains and creeks to check on the baitfish and cast a lure to temp a roadside barra is a popular activity for families, friends and solo fishers. With the ramping up of a good wet season, there are increasing roadside...
Tagging Recaptures Flooding In

Tagging Recaptures Flooding In

The AFANT Research Tagging Program has been running in partnership with Fisheries NT for over 20 years. In recent times, given the consecutive poor wet seasons and COVID disruptions, we have seen a decrease in the number of barramundi being tagged by AFANT volunteers,...

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