A fish­ing mecca

The Australian Mining Review - - GEMCO -

GROOTE Ey­landt lies 650 kilo­me­tres off the coast of Dar­win and is the third largest is­land in Aus­tralia.

A unique en­vi­ron­ment with pris­tine beaches, spring wa­ter swim­ming holes, rain­for­est and sand dunes, the area is a haven for an­glers to ex­pe­ri­ence some of the best fish­ing in the world.

Groote is also home to GEMCO, a man­ganese ore mine, which means there are mul­ti­ple daily flights and lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion at Groote Ey­landt Lodge avail­able to fish­ers trav­el­ling to the is­land.

“On a typ­i­cal three-day sa­fari, you can ex­pe­ri­ence reef, blue­wa­ter and es­tu­ary fish­ing and tan­gle with hard-hit­ting trop­i­cal species,” fish­ing guide Jonathon Eddy said.

“You could fish for three or four days out here and catch a marlin on the first day and a bar­ra­mundi on the last day and ev­ery other species the trop­ics has to of­fer in between.”

The ar­chi­pel­ago’s di­verse marine habi­tats mean an­glers can taste the Top End’s world-renowned fish­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in just a few days with­out sac­ri­fic­ing the crea­ture com­forts of home.

Tai­lored sports fish­ing pack­ages in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion, flights, all meals and trans­fers can be booked on­line at www.groote­fish­ing.com.au or by call­ing (08) 8987 7077.

Ex­pe­ri­ence the best fish­ing the Top End has to of­fer.

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