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Experience some of the best sports fishing in the world on Groote Eylandt

August 20, 2018 04:57:24 PM

Experienced anglers and novices alike can enjoy some of the most exciting and diverse sports fishing in the world at Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria in coming months.


Owned by the Aninindilyakwan people, Groote Eylandt is known for its isolated and protected pristine marine environment, spectacular scenery, Aboriginal art and culture, and some of the most amazing fishing in the world.


It will soon be peak season through to the new year for giant deep-water Marlin and Sailfish, bluewater Queenfish and Giant Trevally, Golden Snapper and Red Emperor around the extensive coral reefs, and of course the world-renowned Barramundi teeming in the tidal estuaries and mangrove rivers.


Groote Eylandt’s experienced fishing guide Jonathan Eddy says: “What makes Groote Eylandt special is being able to experience the full spectrum of world-class tropical fishing in the one place.


“The archipelago’s fringing coral reefs, rocky headlands and sand islands create fantastic sheltered breeding areas for bait fish, which in turn attract every other tropical species.”


To celebrate the start of the prime fishing season Groote Eylandt is now offering Fishing Safari Bonus Packages:


  • 3 nights from $3,700pp (twin share) with upgrade to a Waterfront Spa Bungalow valued at $750 and $50 bar credit (per room)
  • 4 nights from $5,135pp with room upgrade valued at $1,000 and $75 bar credit
  • 5 and 6 nights with room upgrade and bar credit ($1,250 / $1,500 & $100 / $125 respectively)


These packages are for a minimum of 2 guests and include return airfares from Darwin, all transfers on Groote Eylandt, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and 2, 3, 4 or 5 days of guided private fishing.


Groote Eylandt has all the facilities, equipment and expert guides to get the most out of your fishing trip of a lifetime. Purpose built boats provide smooth and safe access to all the best fishing spots and are fully stocked with premium gear for all types of fishing.


Groote Eylandt Lodge provides luxury accommodation in a natural environment as well as a fantastic restaurant, gym, and resort-style pool with waterfall. Everything is connected by timber boardwalks suspended over natural tropical landscaping.


To book, contact (08) 8987 7077, visit or email