Barramundi Boost

June 3, 2024 8:47 am in by

Darwin’s lakes and dams are set to be teeming with thousands of barramundi this Dry Season…

115,000 barra will be released into Top End waterways this year as part of the barramundi stocking program.

The NT government’s $5 million RecFishing Futures program hopes to restock Manton Dam and several of the lakes around Palmerston, providing safe land-based fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages.

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The released barra are tagged and monitored by NT Fisheries to understand recapture rates and the success of the stocking program — fishers are encouraged to report their catches.

It comes as the Hooked-on Palmerston fishing competition kicked off over the weekend.

$4,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs throughout the Dry Season.