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

 

New Recreational Fishing Development Plan – click here to share your stories now! 

 

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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.

New Snapper & Jewfish management including rec only area around Darwin: Have your say!

New Snapper and Jewfish Management, including rec only area around Darwin: Have your say!

Help Shape the Future of Fishing – A new NT Recreational Fishing Development Plan

Fisheries NT are working with AFANT, the Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee and fishers on a new Recreational Fishing Development Plan to guide the future of recreational fishing across the Northern Territory. The new Recreational Fishing Development Plan will...

Volunteers Pitch In on Darwin Barramundi Stocking

In partnership with Fisheries NT, AFANT staff and volunteers helped tag 200+ Darwin Aquaculture Centre raised barramundi destined for release as part of the NT Government fish stocking program.

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.  

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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.

Volunteers Pitch In on Darwin Barramundi Stocking

Volunteers Pitch In on Darwin Barramundi Stocking

In partnership with Fisheries NT, AFANT staff and volunteers helped tag 200+ Darwin Aquaculture Centre raised barramundi destined for release as part of the NT Government fish stocking program.

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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