Groote Eylandt Introduces Sports Fishing Experiences

Groote Eylandt Lodge, managed by Metro Hotels, will be launching Groote Eylandt Sports Fishing packages incorporating residential corporate retreats in late October 2015. A very unique opportunity awaits anglers to experience the thrill of blue water fishing catching species such as majestic sailfish and mighty black marlin. Groote Eylandt is renowned for having some of the most exciting fishing grounds in the world.

The Lodge, situated on the Groote Eylandt archipelago in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory, is owned by the Anindilyakwa People, the traditional land owners of Groote Eylandt, some of whom are employed at the Lodge.

Well-known fishing guide, Andrew Darby, will be overseeing fishing operations. Andrew has been fishing in Northern Territory waters with a passion for the past 20 years, the last seven as a professional guide. He has extensive experience in both bluewater and barra fishing and features in many of the competitive NT fishing events. State of the art vessels provide comfortable speedy access to the top fishing spots. On your return, the Lodge chefs will expertly prepare your catch for dinner.

The Lodge has 74 water’s edge accommodations of various styles set in extensive grounds linked by timber walkways. Amenities include a conference suite, art and cultural centre, day spa and Seagrass Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

Groote Eylandt Lodge will be working with NT Tourism to promote the new campaign “Million Dollar Fish”. The campaign will see 76 barramundi tagged and released across various fishing location in the Top End. One of them will be carrying $1 million prize tag and the remaining 75 carrying $10,000 cash prize tags. The campaign will run from 1st October 2015 to 29th February 2016. Further information can be found on

Same day air services operate to Groote Eylandt from major capital cities around Australia via Darwin connecting with AirNorth flights to Groote Eylandt.

Groote Fishing

Groote Fishing – Groote Eylandt, NT

For more information visit the website For bookings, contact Dennis Winchester 0418 462271 or email:

About Metro Hotels

Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In addition to Groote Eylandt Lodge in the Northern Territory, the group offers a national accommodation network of properties in key locations and major cities across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gladstone and Perth.

For further information please contact Donna Wales, PR Consultant on 02 8217 3333

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