The 2014 Barra Run Off fishing season bookings are now open at Darwin's Barra Base for Fantastic Barra Fishing at Shady Camp from Feb to end of April 2014.
Come and experience Fantastic Barra Run Off Fishing at Shady Camp & Finniss River for Metre Plus Silver Barramundi, King Salmon, Giant Black Jewfish & Fingermark Snapper.
Read on for our 2013 run off, and catch up with the 2014 information here
Chris Town (father) & his son Jack Town from Helen Springs Cattle Station central NT landed two beaut Meteries with Darwins Barra Base on 24th Jan 2013.
Jack (8) hooked and with the help of dad landed 110cm Barra and Dad not to be out done landed another lovely 107cm Barra at the mouth of Adelaide River with Darwins Barra Base Senior Guide Rob Foster.
GREAT NEWS - Our Fantastic Fishing will improve at least 5 fold with the proposed Closure Lines to Commercial Netters being banned from netting along the frontage of Shady Camp throughout Chambers Bay and Finke Bay. Imagine the number of Metre Plus Barra, King Salmon and Black Jewfish without Netters. We landed 32 metre Plus Barra in 2012 this should triple in 2013.
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Blue blocks Spring Tides
Green numeral (12)
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For Twin Share or Couple Sole Private Charter, = $1200pp per day.
For Triple Share Sole Private Charter, = $800pp per day
Shared Charters 1 -12 people making 4 person share groups in boats and accommodation
Budget Room= $600 per person per day
Lodge Style Accommodation with Ensuite, Split System A/C, Bar Fridge & Tea / Coffee Facilities = $625 per person per day
For a Couple or Twin requiring own Double or Twin room = $675per person per day
25% Deposit required to confirm all bookings. Remaining Balances Owing on all bookings must be fully paid up at least 4 weeks prior to Safari start date.
Our Safari Experiences have you fishing the pristine run off waters of the Mary River System that flows into Chambers Bay & the coastal creeks of Finke Bay The flora and fauna at this time of year is breathtaking, and the birdlife is phenomenal. You will experience crocodiles in their own habitat, pigs roaming wild and water buffaloes converging on the edges of the floodplains.
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.
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 of experience fishing NT waters and trains his staff to an extremely high standard.
A testimonial from one of our many satisfied customers;
Thanks Ian and Darwin Barra Base for a great and successful fishing trip.
I have previously tried barra fishing twice before without success, but on my first day with you guys I caught a "103cm" barra, on the second day I caught a "112 cm " barra and then several smaller barras on the other days.
Thanks again for a great time and I will certainly be recommending Darwin Barra Base to my friends
We run our own B&B Lodge here in Darwin, only 5 mins from Darwin Airport. There are enormous benefits to booking your accommodation with us prior to, and after your 2013 Barra Run Off Safari; These are:
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Increased Limit of 3 Barra per person per day for the Mary River, including Shady Camp, has been announced.
Booking seats now will avoid missing a place on a 2014 Barra Run Off Safari with Darwins Barra Base. Now four great purpose built boats allow more people to experience the fantastic barramundi fishing available during the February to May Barra Run Off season in the Northern Territory. Read more...
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.