From bridges and creeks to jetties and shorelines, here are the best places to cast a line in Darwin.
Location: 45 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City
A great place to fish and relax, the Stokes Hill Wharf is a popular fishing spot. If the fish aren’t biting, you can always grab something from the eatery nearby.
Location: Channel Island Road, Weddell
When the tides are right, pick out the perfect spot along the Elizabeth River Bridge and bask in the beauty of the Darwin Harbour as you cast a line.
Location: Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point
A perfect scenic location and fishing spot, the East Point Rocks are great for fishing. It’s important to know that this area is a marine sanctuary, so you can only fish with rod and reel or handline. Fish under 30cm long must be released.
Location: Buffalo Creek Road, Buffalo Creek
This is a really popular spot for snagging barramundi. You can grab some snacks and bait at the nearby kiosk and settle in by the creek for a peaceful fishing experience.
Location: Casuarina Drive, Nightcliff
If you enjoy fishing in a picturesque location, you can’t pass up the Nightcliff Jetty. With views of the red sandstone cliffs and Beagle Gulf, you won’t even be mad if you don’t land a catch.
Location: Rapid Creek Road, Rapid Creek
Fish flock to this location as the nutrients from the mangroves provide marine life with a feast. This location also has a wheelchair-friendly fishing platform, perfect at a medium to high tide.