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 AFANT 2023 Annual Report

We invite you to read all about the AFANT activites of the past year, including:

  • AFANTs key activities
  • AFANT Research Tagging Program
  • Top End Billfish Research – Billseekers
  • NT recreational fishing value and participation
  • Social fisheries research
  • WRFC10
  • AFANT & OzFish partnership
  • NT Recreational Fishing Development Plan
  • CEO – David Ciaravolo’s report

AND the Northern Territory Barramundi fishery, which our President Warren de With addresses in his Presidents report with his concerns for the future of the fishery.

Recfisher Research

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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.

Plus you can have your say on important issues and support your peak body in our important work.

Barramundi reform front and centre, as AFANT seeks commitment on key 2024 election policies to support liveability for Territorians

AFANT, the peak body representing the recreational fishing sector in the Territory has written to the major parties contesting the 2024 Northern Territory Election, seeking formal commitments on range of policies and investments required to improve Territory liveability and the growth of our $270M industry.

Rec fishers call for quota

[Media Release] 07/02/2024 AFANT, the peak body representing the recreational fishing sector in the Northern Territory is calling for urgent weight-based Barramundi catch quotas to be introduced for key Top End catchments including the Daly River and Roper River. This...

Tangle Bins to Tackle Litter – Media Release

[Media Release] Tangle Bins initiative launched to help keep Northern Territory fishing spots clean In a first for the Northern Territory, OzFish Unlimited is installing tangle Bins in high-traffic fishing spots around Darwin and Palmerston waterways to help keep...

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!

Support Business that Supports Your Fishing

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.  

Latest News & Facebook Feed

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.

Rec fishers call for quota

Rec fishers call for quota

[Media Release] 07/02/2024 AFANT, the peak body representing the recreational fishing sector in the Northern Territory is calling for urgent weight-based Barramundi catch quotas to be introduced for key Top End catchments including the Daly River and Roper River. This...

Tangle Bins to Tackle Litter – Media Release

Tangle Bins to Tackle Litter – Media Release

[Media Release] Tangle Bins initiative launched to help keep Northern Territory fishing spots clean In a first for the Northern Territory, OzFish Unlimited is installing tangle Bins in high-traffic fishing spots around Darwin and Palmerston waterways to help keep...

NT Recreational Fishing Experience Survey Launched Today

NT Recreational Fishing Experience Survey Launched Today

[Media Release] NT Recreational Fishing Experience Survey Launches Today It’s no secret that Territorians love their fishing, with a third of NT adults going fishing each year, far surpassing the national average of 21%. Recreational Fishing also contributes $270m to...

Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
The Northern Territory Government announced the future of fishing in Manton Dam is assured even after it returns to service and supplies drinking water to Darwin.

Manton Dam is stocked annually with barramundi and provides safe and accessible fishing experiences for local families and visitors to Darwin.

Read more on our news story below....
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
Amateur Fishermen's Association NT (AFANT)
BREAKING NEWS 🚨

Two bad barramundi are on ice today - which means two more Territorians are $10,000 richer!

Josh James and Jarryd Price, both from Acacia Hills NT, managed to reel in a couple well-known red-tagged accomplices of Australia's Most Wanted Fish over the weekend.

Josh was fishing with his family when he landed the 90cm barra on Adelaide River. He'll be spending his winnings on a new motorbike for his son Jesse!

Jarryd caught his 64cm fish with a handline while land-based fishing at Daly River. He didn't even notice the tag until he pulled the barra out of the esky to start filleting. Now that's a nice surprise!

Thanks for your help boys and enjoy that reward money.

Australia's Most Wanted Fish is still on the swim. Get registered at www.milliondollarfish.com.au before 31 March and join the hunt.

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