It’s Raining Fish! Australian Town Witness Fish “Falling From The Sky”

Lajamanu, a town located 560 kilometers southwest of Katherine, close to the Tanami Desert, doesn’t get much rain, and whatever happened last Sunday (19 February) night has been dubbed as an “act of God.”

The rural community, which you probably had to use Google Maps to find, made international headlines after live fish “rained from the sky.”

Residents of Lajamanu, a remote outback community have been left marvelling at the heavens as live fish "rained from the sky".

Posted by Martin Wolterding on Tuesday, 21 February 2023

According to, the local and Central Desert councillor, Andrew Johnson Japanangka Lajamanu said the people were actually waiting for bad weather, however what happened was completely unexpected…

“We’ve seen a big storm coming and thought it was just rain,” he said. 

“There were fishes falling when it rained. It was as big as your two fingers. The young ones are collecting them and storing them in bottles or jars.”

He added that people have found fish on their roof, on the ground, and some just swimming in puddles, “It is the most amazing thing we’ve ever seen. We believe that it is a gift from God.”

Its raining fish!! hundreds of these all over the site up at Lajamanu. Hope its not locusts and boils next

Posted by Neil Smark on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Excuse me but… raining fish?!

Well, you’ll be surprised to find out that this is not the first time that it has rained fish but the fourth time in 50 years following ones in 1974, 2004 and 2010!