Welcome to Darwins Barra Base, your Darwin Fishing Centre for Barramundi and Barra & Bluewater Safaris in the NT.
2014 Run Off Safari Dates are now available for February to April 2014
Secure a safari on the best tides for 2014 now with a 10% deposit to avoid disappointment.
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.
"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."
"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."
97cm Threadfin Salmon
127cm Black Jewfish
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!"
To Allan & Heather; Great Trip; great organising; thoroughly recommend to anyone. Hopefully see you next year. - Graeme Hollands.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
(right)Mel Morris shows off a 106 cm Barra from Corroboree.Read more
Whether its Barramundi, Jewfish, reef fish, tangling with our mighty pelagics, or maybe just a few mudcrabs, this is the place to come.
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.
fishing in the Northern Territory
and see the terrific fishing stories typical of an adventure with Darwin's Barra Base here
Fishing World Article
October 21st, 2006
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Darwins Barra Base
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.Call now on
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 2013 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.