Your peak body for recreational fishing in the NT

 

Welcome to the Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory Inc. Representing Top End recreational fishers since 1980

 

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The information collected through fish tagging contributes to the understanding of fish stocks, size, and age structures, as well as trends in catch, and release rates.

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AFANT membership is an affordable and effective way to keep your finger on the pulse of all things fishing in the Northern Territory.

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Darwin rec fishers look underwater to protect fish habitat

The Amateur Fishermen’s Association NT (AFANT) and fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited today announced a new partnership designed to empower recreational fishers in the Territory to get involved in fish habitat protection and restoration.

What a Wet! Big rainfall totals & big Barra

Heavy and persistent rainfalls have allowed floodplains, waterholes and river catchments to saturate and create the kind of ecosystem connectivity that drives productivity in riverine and coastal fisheries, especially for Barramundi.

NTG Must Act: Finniss River, Mini Mini Closed & Recreational Fishing Permits required for most NLC Waters from March 1

AFANT has called upon the Northern Territory Government to act promptly, in the interest of all Territorians, as fishers are locked out of some of the most popular and socially significant recreational fishing areas in the Top End for the first time. On Sunday...

Our Mission:

To represent recreational fishing in the NT and ensure the quality of our sport.

Ensuring NT Fishers Have a Voice...

The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT) is your representative on all matters recreational fishing. We ensure that the voices of recreational fishers are heard and not ignored. If there is a major issue or proposal that affects recreational fishing in the NT you can be assured that we’re on  it!

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AFANT works to ensure that the recreational fishing sector is represented on all important matters. 

Support the businesses that support us to do our work, through being a corporate memeber or sponsor. 

Know your limits...

Rules for recreational fishing in the Northern Territory are designed to ensure sustainability, optimal fishery performance, and the equitable sharing of community owned resources. Recreational fishers in the NT are proud custodians of their fisheries and aquatic environments, and there are high levels of compliance with all rules.

Heading out? Be prepared.

Being in control is a skippers responsibility and the most important part of a great day on the water is ensuring everyone makes it home safely to plan for the next adventure.

The Northern Territory has mandatory safety gear requirements  and rules to keep everyone safe on the water.  

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There is always a lot going on in the big wide world of NT fishing! Catch up with the latest news, issues, and media releases here. Or visit our News/Media page for the full archive.

Darwin rec fishers look underwater to protect fish habitat

Darwin rec fishers look underwater to protect fish habitat

The Amateur Fishermen’s Association NT (AFANT) and fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited today announced a new partnership designed to empower recreational fishers in the Territory to get involved in fish habitat protection and restoration.

What a Wet! Big rainfall totals & big Barra

What a Wet! Big rainfall totals & big Barra

Heavy and persistent rainfalls have allowed floodplains, waterholes and river catchments to saturate and create the kind of ecosystem connectivity that drives productivity in riverine and coastal fisheries, especially for Barramundi.

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.

Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
Four night-time fishers stopped on a river in Kakadu National Park to cook dinner. But a crocodile jumped out of the water and attacked the seat one of them was sitting on.
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
AFANT President Warren de With participated in the NT Farmers Water Forum yesterday, held in Katherine.

AFANT continue to play an active roll in communicating our concerns and listening to those of the community with regards to water resource allocation. Ensuring our views are heard and achieving the right balance for the environment and industry. We look forward to on-going communication and working with the industry and government agencies.
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
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