Darwins Barra Base

Welcome to Darwins Barra Base, your Darwin Fishing Centre for Barramundi and  Barra & Bluewater Safaris in the NT. 

2015 Barra Run Off dates now available
(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.

2014 Barra to Sailfish & Bluewater Safaris dates now available
(May to December) See some recent Safari Photos here.

Paul Mitchel's Barra
Paul Mitchel's Barra
Paul Mitchel's Barra
1st Metre+ 2014
two barra for the table
Two for the table
"Great Run – Had a lot of fun – Landed First Barra 1Metre+ Joined the Elite Darwins Barra Base Metre Club. Great Guides, very accommodating. Recommend to Anyone, Who wants to catch the 1 Metre + Barra’s. Just Hook Up with Allan & the Boys."
Paul Mitchell.
Sean Fitzgerald's Barra
Sean Fitzgerald's Barra
110cm Barra - Great start to 2013
Jack landed this 110cm barra with Dad's help

Build Up or Run Off - which is the best Barra fishing experience?

Sean Fitzgerald owner of Samios Plumbing Darwin landed his Personal Best on Thursday 11th April 2013 at the mouth of Sampan Creek. Guided by Rob Foster from Darwins Barra Base

2013 Barra fishing off to a great start with a couple of Barra over 1 metre Landed by Father and Son team at the Adelaide River on the 24th January.

Click here to see the 107cm Barra and details on a Run Off Safari Jack and Dad Chris will not forget.

Bobby Heslin's Barra
Bobby Heslin Barra

"Allan, sorry it's taken me so long to post this, but enjoy as we did, thank you for the great day the old man and I had prior to my deploying. We will definitely be back again and then some more, the old man did say it was more enjoyable with the company and experience that was given, and we both appreciated it. Thanks again." Nick Heslin

Daniel's 106cm Barra
106cm barramundi

"Thank you Allan for the fantastic Fishing Trip, I look forward to the next trip in the near future. Also would like to thank you for the huge effort you put in, to make sure we get great fish.
Top job mate."

Daniel Crombie.

An overview - Fishing our Top End Paradise in the Northern Territory

97cm Threadfin Salmon

127cm Black Jewfish

104cm Queenfish

Darwin's Barra Base beats Mark Berg's Challenge

We beat the $5000 Okuma and Rapala Fishing Challenge to secure 10 Species in the time frame set for their client. See YouTube Videos on this TV Show highlighted on our 3-6 Day Barra to Sailfish Safaris

Metre-plus barramundi
119cm Barra

This was Marja's maiden voyage to the Top End, on a Barra Fishing Safari, and it just goes to show that you can achieve anything if you really want to and you have the best guides to assist you.

You just can't keep a good and determined woman down!!
A breast cancer survivor, Marja was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1994 and has recently had deep brain stimulation surgery - a new technology that is giving Parkie sufferers a new lease on life. She is a keen sportswoman having played cricket up until 2004 and plays competitive golf 3 times a week at her home club of Box Hill in Victoria.

When she landed the monster 119cm fish, she remarked to a roar of laughter from the crew, and clapping from many other recreational boats around them, "It did pull a bit!"

James Potter at Shady Camp
Read James Potter's story here.

Alam Watts First Darwin Barramundi
First Time Barra Fishing Story

To Allan & Heather; Great Trip; great organising; thoroughly recommend to anyone. Hopefully see you next year. - Graeme Hollands.

Fishing writer Jarrod Day visited again to chase barramundi, sailfish & pelagics and sent us some great photos of his catches.
Read his Barramundi Fishing report to see why the NT is known for the wide variety of fishing avaiable.

Giant Barramundi from Shady camp
Paul Whitaker landed this 125cm giant barra

See more photos here

Claire's Barramundi
Claire with her 60lb Barramundi.

Our Guides Have helped many people experience the thrill of landing a Metre Long barramundi over the past few years. See our record of catches here.

Shady camp Barramundi
Tony's 131cm Barramundi
126cm 50lb Barramundi

Fishing World Magizine Corroboree Billabong provides an irresistable challenge for fishermen chasing fighting barra.

Even while arms and wrists ache from the fight, there is only one thing to say; "I will return"

Read the Corroboree Billabong challenge here.
Fishing World Magizine Scott Thomas from Fishing World was on the Darwins Barra Base boat to witness the fight first hand.

 Read his full report here or in Fishing World Magazine

As Scott says "...the Top End truly is the home of the giant barramundi."
Adventure Angler Jarrod Day landed in Darwin on one of the coldest days on record and faced the challenge of Barramundi fishing in cool-water conditions.

Read his tips and how he overcame the challenge to land some great Barra  in cool water.

Darwins Barra Base is a purpose built Guided Fishing Lodge with accommodation right in the heart of Darwin. It is also a fantastic Bed & Breakfast called Beales Bedfish & Breakfast, conveniently situated within  a couple of minutes of the International Airport and only 10 minutes from the city.

Nearby there are literally hundreds of great fishing spots, including the incredible saltwater arms of Shoal Bay, Bynoe and Darwin Harbours. The sensational bluewater fishing at the nearby Vernon Islands is world famous.

As well there are the billabongs, world famous for their barramundi fishing: Corroboree, Hardies Lagoon of the Mary River , to mention just a few. And the big saltwater rivers: the Daly, Shady Camp and the Adelaide and Finniss Rivers

(right)Mel Morris shows off a 106 cm Barra from Corroboree.Read more
106cm barramundi

Whether its Barramundi, Jewfish, reef fish, tangling with our mighty pelagics, or maybe just a few mudcrabs, this is the place to come.

Darwins Barra Base has four modern boats designed for Top End fishing.
Darwins Barra Base has four modern boats designed for Top End fishing.

Click here for more detailed information on why Darwins Barra Base prides itself in providing you the fishing and wildlife adventure of a lifetime.

Come and stay at our fantastic Bed & Breakfast and enjoy the best fishing the Top End can offer. Come play at our Casino, clubs, multitude of restaurants, or wander the exotic stalls  at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Or just stay home and chill out in the pool.

1.11 metre Barramundi
1.11 metre Barramundi
Geoff & Erin H. with their trophy photo
on 15 Feb 07. Read more about it here

Enjoy fishing in the Northern Territory
and see the terrific fishing stories typical of an adventure with Darwin's Barra Base here

Fishing World Magizine

Fishing World Article

October 21st, 2006
Fishing World writer Mick Fletoridis spent a day at Corroboree Billabong in the Northern Teritory fishing for barramundi from Allan Beales's purpose built plate boats.
Read more ...

Click here to see more exciting videos
of fishing in the Top End

Darwins Barra Base Home Contact Information;

FREE CALL: 1800 777 420
email: Click here to email Darwin's Barra Base.

mail : 2 Todd Crescent Malak NT 0812
phone: +61 8 8945 0376
fax : +61 8 8945 0379

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Grab a cheap flight to the NT 2015 Barra Run Off.

Sale ends Mon 20/10

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2015 Barra Run Off dates now available
(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.

Reef Barra to Sailfish
May to Dec. 2014

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 2014 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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Mark Berg Fishing TV Show was filmed with Darwins Barra Base over a 3 Day Safari 23-25 June 2010 for Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel viewed across Australia.

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Barra Run Off Fishing Video

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2014 Barra Run Off Safaris

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...

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Allan and Heather Beale

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.