NT FISh Species

Dundee Beach is home to many of the most prized fish species in the Northern Territory. You can target just a few or all of the fish species here, let us know what you would like to catch and we can help make it happen!
 
 
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BARRAMUNDI

The mighty barra. resides in both fresh and saltwater.

Spectacular fighting abilities with hard runs and jumps.

Best targeted using lures, trolling, or casting.

Bag limit: 5 per person

Legal size: 55cm

THREADFIN SALMON

A great eating fish! Resides in the saltwater, moves along coastal flats and rivers. Long fast runs and great fighting ability. Best targeted sight casting, trolling flats and river mouths.

Bag limit: general boat limit 5 per person

Legal size: no size limit in NT waters

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BLACK JEW FISH

Inhabits coastal reefs and river mouths.

Great fighters and pull like road trains.

Can be caught on lures, but fresh baits are best.

Bag limit: 2 per person

Legal size: no size limit in NT waters

 
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MANGROVE JACK

Inhabits rivers, coastal headlands, and reef systems.

Great fighting abilities, and fantastic eating.

Targeted using lures and fresh fish baits

Bag limit: general boat limit 5 per person

Legal-size: no size limit in NT waters

 
 
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RED EMPEROR

Found on the wider reefs of Dundee Beach and Perron Islands. Caught using fresh baits and jigs.

Bag limit: general boat limit 5 per person

Size limit: no size limit in NT waters

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GOLDEN SNAPPER

Inhabits rivers and out to wider reef areas.

Targeted using both jigs and fresh baits.

Bag limit: 3 per person

Size limit: no size limit in NT waters

 
 
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CORAL TROUT

Found on inshore and wider reefs.

Targeted using lures and fresh baits and jigs.

Bag Limit: general boat limit 5 per person

Size Limit: no size limit in NT waters

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TRICKY SNAPPER (Grassy Sweetlip)

Inhabit the wider reef grounds of the NT.

School up in large numbers and good fighters

Caught using fresh baits and jigs.

Bag limit: general boat limit 5 per person

Size limit: no size limit in NT waters

 
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LONG TAIL & MACK TUNA

These hard fighting fish school up along the NT coastline. Target using lures and chrome jigs.

Bag limit: general boat limit 5 per person

Size limit: no size limit in NT waters

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QUEENFISH

These are found along the coastline and rocky foreshores of the NT . They are great fighters with spectacular jumping ability with long fast runs. They are great fun on light tackle. Caught on surface poppers, lures and jigs.

Bag Limit: Catch and Release

Size limit: no size limit for NT waters

 
 
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GIANT TREVALLY (GT)

Trevally are found along coastal rocky headlands, in-shore reefs and outer reefs. They are hard, tough fighters and a great challenge. Targeted using surface poppers, lures, jigs and trolling.

Bag Limit: Catch and Release

Size limit: no size limit in NT waters

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SPANISH MACKEREL

Mackerel are found in big schools along the Territory coastline. They have long fast runs and are great table fish. Best targeted using trolled lures and jigs but can also be caught on live baits.

Bag limit: 2 per person

 
 
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SAILFISH

Sailfish are famous for their stunning colours and spectacular aerial displays. They are found on the wider reefs along the coast and contour lines. Best targeted using both lures and live baits and well as swim and skip baits.

Bag Limit: Catch and Release

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MUD CRAB

Found in the river systems and mangrove flats

Caught using crab pots and fresh baits.

Bag limit: 10 per person or 30 a boat

Size limit: 13cm Bucks or male crabs

 
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We can clean and pack your catch frozen in airline approved fish boxes if you wish to take fish home. We practice catch and release of fish surplus to your needs.

 

Whether you're planning your first Top End barramundi fishing adventure, or looking for a new location out of Darwin, we tailor our Northern Territory fishing charters to suit your requirements.