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.
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.
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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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Chris Bates with the 100cm barramundi at the Sampan Creek, March 2021.The build-up time is great for sweating, storms and breeding barramundi... As part of the barramundi research tagging program, AFANT recently received a report from fisher Artem Li of a tagged fish...
In response to the current COVID lockout and lockdown, many fishers are wondering if they can go fishing this weekend. AFANT have reviewed the official NTG COVID Advice and have clarified with the office of the Minister for Recreational Fishing. We can advise the...
Media Release: Fishers call on Northern Territory Government to act immediately on Corroboree Billabong boat ramp safety
The Northern Territory’s peak body for recreational fishing is calling on the Northern Territory Government to act immediately to repair or replace the Corroboree boat ramp before someone is seriously injured or worse. With regular reports of damage to boats and...
Anglers jump for joy as Federal Government restores access to the Angalarri River following AFANT advocacy
Many fishers in the Top End, especially those from regional areas are celebrating the news that boating access to the popular Angalarri River has been restored. This development comes after fishers were locked out of the river by the Department of Defence earlier this...