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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.

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

Federal Election 2022 & Rec Fishing – where do the major parties stand?

As you line up tomorrow for a democracy sausage, there are sure to be a number of factors influencing how you will cast your vote in the 2022 Federal Election. While it is fair to say that most fisheries management, and recreational fishing policies occur at the state...

Future of Manton Dam Fishing Assured

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 fishing experiences for local families and visitors to Darwin.

Media (NT News) Water Management Crucial

AFANT's CEO spoke with Alex Julius for NT News this week about the importance of water management in the NT and AFANT's commitment to prioritising sound management and conservative development... Published: NT News: Thursday 3 March 2022  Water Managment Crucial -...

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.

Future of Manton Dam Fishing Assured

Future of Manton Dam Fishing Assured

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 fishing experiences for local families and visitors to Darwin.

Media (NT News) Water Management Crucial

Media (NT News) Water Management Crucial

AFANT's CEO spoke with Alex Julius for NT News this week about the importance of water management in the NT and AFANT's commitment to prioritising sound management and conservative development... Published: NT News: Thursday 3 March 2022  Water Managment Crucial -...

Tagging news: Big breeding barramundi

Tagging news: Big breeding barramundi

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...

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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