Reef Species

Reef fishing around Groote Eylandt is as good as it gets—anywhere.

Thanks to a unique marine environment surrounding the island, a series of well-developed coral reef systems provide shelter and food for abundant stocks of reef species.

The waters around Groote are teeming with:

  • golden snapper
  • mangrove Jack
  • coral trout
  • red emperor
  • saddletail snapper
  • crimson snapper
  • cod
  • groper

Trolling lures along reef shelves is fantastic for beginners and just as exciting for seasoned fishos.

Your guide will keep a couple of these superb-eating species, and you’ll meet with the lodge’s chef to discuss your tastes and options for preparing your catch for dinner.