Best Fishing Hotspots In Darwin

September 22, 2015 - 1 min read

Get your fishing rod and tackle ready, we’ve found Darwin’s best places to go fishing. Find some of the Territory’s best hidden gems or local hot spots and spend the day out by the water.

From bridges and creeks to jetties and shorelines, here are the best places to cast a line in Darwin.

Stokes Hill Wharf

Location: 45 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City

Navy ships at wharf
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.

Elizabeth River Bridge

Location: Channel Island Road, Weddell

Elizabeth river bridge
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.

East Point Rocks

Location: Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point

East point reserve in darwin
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.

Buffalo Creek

Location: Buffalo Creek Road, Buffalo Creek

Buffalo creek darwin

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.

Nightcliff Jetty

Location: Casuarina Drive, Nightcliff

Nightcliff Jetty in darwin
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.

Rapid Creek Footbridge

Location: Rapid Creek Road, Rapid Creek

Footbridge in rapid creek, darwin
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.