Groote Eylandt

Groote Eylandt is the third-largest Australian island with an area of 2,687 square kilometres. It was named "Great Island" by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and has been home to the Anindilyakwa Aboriginal people for hundreds of years.

Surrounding the island is a marine environment with fabulous reef systems and rich recreational fisheries. Over 50 different species are caught in the pristine waters surrounding Groote Eylandt.

Light tackle, reef fishing, fly fishing, popper fishing and jigging are all popular. Barramundi, GTs, Queenfish, Salmon, Emperor, Cod, Snapper, Mackerel, Coral Trout, Barracuda and many more are commonly caught.

The fishing anywhere in 'the Gulf' at any time of year is amongst the best in the world. The daily temperatures are generally around 30 degrees at any time of year with the humidity rising from around 30% in June, July and August to above 80% during the “build up” and wet season October to March.

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