Reef Species

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

The coral reef systems surrounding the island provide excellent habitat for many tropical reef species.

The waters around Groote are teeming with:

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

Dropping baits or jigs down to the reefs can provide some excellent sport for anglers. The depths fished range from shallow water bommies 4-5m deep out to 30m or more in the deeper reef systems.

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.


Contact us to organise your trip.