The Lawler Labor Government continues to support fishos in the Top End with around 100 juniors set to take part in the Palmerston Game Fishing Clubs Junior Angler Education Clinic next Saturday, 13 July 2024.

The Palmerston Game Fishing Club is celebrating 20 years of providing fishing opportunities to Territory anglers, hosting events that encourage everyone to drop a line, like the 2024 Buddy Boats Day in June, the upcoming Junior Angler Clinic as well as a fishing clinic for the Palmerston College Special Education group.

The Territory Government awarded the club nearly $40,000 in the 2023-24 grant round to support these events. Other recipients from the 2023-24 NT Recreational Fishing Grants include Darwin Game Fishing Club, OzFish Unlimited, City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, Council of the Ageing NT, the Katherine Game Fishing Club and DEC Installations. More than $300,000 in funding was awarded, supporting community fishing clinics, recreational fishing infrastructure, fishing waste management projects and more.

The next round of the $500,000 NT Recreational Fishing Grants Scheme will be awarded in the coming weeks. This program supports projects big and small that get even more people fishing.

Last month consultation opened on a new proposed fishing jetty at Dudley Point, East Point Reserve to provide safe land-based fishing opportunities for families, as well as deeper water over a greater tidal range for all fishers. Consultation on the Dudley Point jetty closes Tuesday 2 July. To provide feedback go to

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“The Lawler Labor Government is committed to safeguarding the Territory lifestyle, environment and supporting our fishos.

“Fishing is a way of life for many Territorians and a huge draw card to visitors, contributing $270 million directly and indirectly to the Territory economy each year.

“These recreational fishing grants will improve recreational fishing opportunities for locals and visitors and I encourage everyone to get out on the water and drop a line.”

Joel Bowden

Minister for Recreational Fishing

“The Palmerston Game Fishing Club has always been well supported by all levels of Government and take pride in ensuring events such as the Junior Angler Education Clinic continues to provide our junior anglers the opportunity to learn about marine safety,
Croc Wise and basic angling tips.

“Of course the highlight of the day is catching a Barra at the amazing Humpty Doo Barramundi Farm. Our aim is 100 Kids, 100 Fish and 100 Smiles.”

Darryl Smart

President, Palmerston Game Fishing Club