An angler does not need a licence to recreationally fish in Northern Territory
waters, however, anglers do need a temporary licence for recreational fishing on and over Aboriginal granted lands and adjoining waters. Any enquiries regarding recreational fishing on Aboriginal lands and adjoining waters should be directed to the Northern Land Council (NLC)
by phoning 1800 645 299.
There are many rules and regulations in place to keep recreational fishing standards at a high level. Many are outlined on the DPIFM website and in the NT Recreational Fishing Controls guidebook
which can be downloaded in the PDF format. Specific queries regarding recreational fishing and crabbing can be obtained by the Department's Recreational Fishing Unit by phoning (08) 8999 2372.