2012 Barra Run Off

The 2012 Barra Run Off fishing season saw some fantastic Barra landed,bookings are now open at Darwin's Barra Base for 2014

2014 Run Off Barramundi Safari Details      Barra to Sailfish Safari Details

Our guides have extensive knowledge of Northern Territory fishing localities and their waters and will demonstrate great local knowledge to ensure that your group will be at the right place at the right time for that trophy fish that you have dreamed of. 
They work as a team in these remote localities to ensure best coverage and knowledge is used to ensure greater catch percentages, as well as safety and security of each other, whilst on the water.
Mark with his barramundi
Northern Territory Barra

barra caught in May 2012

Dean Bigaignon Group
5 Day Barra To Sailfish/Pelagic Bluewater Fishing Safari 28th of May 2011-06-2011

Allan made Our trip to Darwin both enjoyable and successful. Every species of fish we wanted to catch was caught and Allan knew exactly where to get them and at what tide. We have been on many charters prior, but have never been so happy with our trip. This was definitely a trip of a Lifetime. Thank you Darwin's Barra Base and Thank you Allan.

Our Safari experiences have you fishing the pristine run off waters of the Mary River System that flows into Chambers Bay.  Flora and fauna at this time of year is breathtaking, and the birdlife is phenomenal.  You will experience crocodiles in their own habitat and where pigs roam wild and water buffaloes converge on the edges of the floodplains.

As mentioned there are enormous benefits when booking for the 2012 Barra Run Off with Darwin's Barra Base. These are:

  • Have your Darwin accommodation on arrival and on return to Darwin with the business that guides you on the Safari at Shady Camp;
  • Courtesy Bus pick up from the Darwin Airport if you arrive prior to 8pm;
  • Guestroom accommodation with Ensuite, and separate function dining room for clients;
  • All fishing clients receive 20% off overnight room rates for any accommodation prior to and after the Safari.
  • Clients frozen fish fillets are stored in our freezer = Great Client Service, that most Motels/Plazas in Darwin will not do.
  • Down load of all clients camera pictures onto computer for burning onto DVD
  • Printing off and laminating A4 size photos for clients trophy fish catches for instant show & tell to friends and family and anyone that will listen to you showing off your Metre-plus Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon or Black Jewfish.
  • Great Hospitality, Great Guiding, and Just Fantastic Fishing.
  • Just Remember To Bring Your Camera and 5 Good Jokes.

Book your group with the guide who built the business, runs the business, is the Head Guide for the business and has over 20 years experience fishing NT waters and trains his staff to an extremely high standard.

Book with Allan and Heather Beale - Darwin's Barra Base Fishing Safaris (08) 8948 0376

Now with 4 Fantastic Custom Built Guide Boats


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Fighting Barramundi

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(Feb to April 2015) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.

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We have had an awesome year so far catching some meter plus Barra during the Run Off and would really like this to continue. We would love to take you out fishing and make your trip a memorable one!
Please see our amazing Barra to Sailfish Pelagics Bluewater 2015 Itinerary. This includes all the latest seat availability and start dates for the upcoming Safaris available.


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Anth & Dani's Big Trip Anth & Dani "What an amazing trip, we had tried all types of fishing from rivers, deep channels, poppers, bait fishing, trolling and lure fishing. We were amazed at the variety of fish and beauty of the place. Special thanks to Allan and Heather for their hospitality, we highly recommend Darwin's Barra Base if you are coming to the Territory"

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Increased Limit of 3 Barra per person per day for the Mary River, including Shady Camp, has been announced.
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Your hosts – Heather and Allan Beale have lived in Darwin for over two decades. They know the Territory and pride themselves on making every visitor feel a special part of their family.