June to November
Darwin Barra Fishing Tours offer extended tours from 2 to 14 days,
tailored to meet your personal requirements.
Barra Fishing tours to Kakadu Billabongs (4 Mile Hole),
Daly River, Corroboree Billabong, Hardy's Lagoon and up stream Shady Camp.
Fish for Barramundi, Saratoga and Tarpon. These tours are very relaxing
and the billabongs in the dry season are a magnet for wildlife including
dingoes, buffalos, flying fox colonies and the estuarine crocodile. Bird
life is prolific at this time of year including Eagles, Kites, Herons,
Magpie Geese, Jabiru's, Pelican's, Kingfishers and the Burdikin Duck.†
The fishing is what you came for the rest is an unforgettable bonus.†
Barra are trolled for or cast to amongst the lilies where the ancient
looking and aggressive Saratoga lurks under the lily pads for any unfortunate
fish, frog or insect to land in its territory (or any lure)† Lob a lure
in a Saratogas patch and you will never forget the response.
Sport fish and Barra tours can go to Bynoe Harbour,
Darwin Harbour and the Vernin Island's. Fish for Barramundi, Threadfin
and Blue Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Golden Snapper Queen fish, Trevally, Mackerel,
Estuary Cod and many more. Each fish has its own fantastic characteristics
and youíll find there is far more to love up here than the just the legendary
silver sided salt water Barra.
Queenfish put on spectacular jumps and powerful runs.
Trevally never give up a fight until boated and often fight each other
to eat your lure. Estuary cod that can grow to huge sizes engulf lures
and make a bee line for structure leaving the angler with the fight of
a lifetime to turn them. Threadfin and blue salmon are explosive fighters
with long powerful runs. Pelagicís like Mackerel patrol the sea looking
for fish to cut to pieces, if they sight your lure or bait you are in
for a run you will never forget. Black Jewfish, anyone who has ever spent
long cold nights chasing elusive southern Mulloway will never forget their
first meeting with their northern cousins.† They bite more readily, run
harder and taste far better and they even eat lures! Golden Snapper are
hard to beat on either a rod or a plate are equally happy to eat your
bait or your lure.
All transfers from your accommodation in Darwin is in
Fishing is from 5 metre custom built barra boats with swivel seats
and sunshades for that comfortable lunch break.
Motel or lodge accommodation is supplied on all extended
tours. All meals and light refreshments are included. Alcohol and Soft
drink is not supplied but can be purchased on your behalf prior to the
Top quality fishing tackle and lures are supplied on
a replace if lost or damaged basis.
Fly fishing tackle is not supplied.
minimum - 3 angler's maximum per boat
Larger groups of up to 9 anglers can be catered for.
sunscreen, shady hat, insect repellent, toiletries, torch, camera
and film. Clothing - light and comfortable, long trousers are advisable
and sandshoes or teva's.