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Estuary fishing in the Northern Territory

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Tidal rivers empting out at the top of Australia’s ‘Top End’ and the abundance of fish inhabiting these fairly remote coastal waters make the estuaries of the Northern Territory some of the richest in fishing terms of the world. Both the stocky killer saltwater crocodile and the smaller more lizard like fresh water crocodiles hunt and fish here for barramundi, cod, salmon and around twenty other species which thrive in the rich waters of the river mouth mangrove swamps where the fresh water runs off the flood plains into the salt water. Lure fishing is your best mode but rock and sand bars can make finding a good fishing ground difficult so it is useful to contact local guides. The tough and quick barramundis are by far the regions trophy fish with some of the largest caught on record coming out of the waters around Darwin and the mouth of the Daly River.

Written by  Robert Emmerton.

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