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
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.
Are you interested in becoming a research tagging volunteer?
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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!
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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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...
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.
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...
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.