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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

With rod and reel in hand, you're sure to hook a winner at these places!

Picture yourself kicking back in the sun, rod in hand with no worries in the world. Darwin is the perfect place to make your fishing dreams a reality on a good old-fashioned fishing trip. Whether you bring the mates, the family or go solo, fishing is a great way to get out of the daily grind. Darwin is home to some fantastic fishing locations—we’ve taken the guesswork out of finding one, so you have more time to worry about what to cook with your catch!

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

Stokes Hill 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


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


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

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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


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


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.

If fishing from the shore isn’t your style, why not hire a boat? There are plenty of vendors around Darwin where you can hire a boat, and we’ve got a few right here.

Hooked Up Boat Hire

Address: 10 Goy Rd, Girraween, NT 0836

Website: www.hookedupboathire.com.au

If you’re after a boat to take you around the local Darwin harbour and river systems, look no further that Hooked Up Boat Hire. Their services include:

  • Self drive boat hire
  • Camping & outdoor equipment hire
  • Bait, tackle & fishing shirts, plus much more

At Hooked Up Boat Hire, you can hire everything you need at a very competitive price, so get in touch today! Find them on LocalSearch.

Outback Boat Hire

Servicing: All areas of Darwin

Website: www.outbackboathire.com.au

Whether you’re planning a fishing trip or simply want to explore Darwin’s marine landscape, Outback Boat Hire has got you covered. They provide:

  • ​Crab & cherabin pots
  • Fishing gear
  • Modern self drive & fishing boats, and more

Servicing Darwin, plus the surrounding remote and rural regions, you can trust Outback Boat Hire to provide quality service, every time. Find them on LocalSearch.