Darwin Barra Run Off Fishing

Enjoy Barra Run Off Fishing with Darwins Barra Base experienced guides fishing for metre plus barramundi at Shady Camp, Corroboree Billabong and other NT rivers.

Top End Barramundi Fishing Holiday
February-May  2012

Darwin's Barra Base is pleased to announce an extensive range
of 3,4,5 & 6 day Barramundi Fishing Safaris for the 2012 Run Off Season.

See our Barra Run Off Fishing Safaris in action.

These safaris have been carefully designed to take advantage of tides and wet season run off water to provide the most exciting fishing.

Read more about Run-Off Barramundi Fishing and why certain tides and conditions produce Peak Barramundi Fishing.

For Details and Itinerary check the Safaris below;

Book Now, Groups 4-8-12 Wanted.

It Will Be Fantastic Fishing in 2012 as Usual.

Taking an extended Safari means more quality fishing time, with less time spent travelling to the fishing.

Enjoy great Cabin Style Accommodation at lodges close to remote Safari Fishing destinations to make the most of your time fishing and relaxing.

Catering for groups of 12,8,4,couples and individuals

Contact Darwins Barra Base now to secure your safari;

FREE CALL 1800 777 420

mail : 2 Todd Crescent Malak NT 0812
phone: +61 8 8945 0376
fax : +61 8 8945 0379
email: click here for our new contact page

60lb barramundi
A Darwin Barra Base guide helps client Claire and her friend hold a
60lb Barramundi

Danny Kelf’s First Barra 129cm 60+ Lb
First Barramundi !
       129cm for Danny Kelf

A very nice Barra

Russell Ferguson's
108cm Barramundi

To Access these Safaris please click here to contact us ASAP to ensure you gain the best tides and times for the month of your choosing by booking now.

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See details on why Darwins Barra Base Safaris will give and your friends
the Fishing Adventure of a lifetime, Click here

Typical Itinerary Details of a 5 Day Barra Run Off Fishing Safari are:

  • Fly in Day 2012

    Depart Home state flights arranged by self (times TBA). Arrive Darwin and transfer to Darwin’s Barra Base B & B. Courtesy Bus pick up from airport free if arrive before 7.30pm, if after get a taxi to 2 Todd Cres Malak. First night accommodation at B&B are at discounted rates for booking fisho's, unless this is a repeat fishing group booking of 4 or more, and then it is free, courtesy of Darwin's Barra Base.

  • 1st Day 2012

    Up at 4.30am early self serve continental breaky in your function room, pack bags in 4WD's and travel early to Mary River and launch at Shady Camp and complete full day Barra fishing with Darwin's Barra Base chasing the almighty Saltwater Barra. Approx 5.30pm park boat at private boat park and move to Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge for swim, relaxation, evening meal & overnight accommodation.

  • 2nd-4th Day 2012

    Up approx 5.30am early breaky at 6am, unless earlier starts are required to get you to the right spot to target Barra fishing, casting hooking and landing metre-plus Barramundis or chasing and pulling up the freight train of the sea those metre-plus Black Jewfish, or pulling up 7-8Kg Golden Snappers. Most just smile their heads off whilst holding up 30lb, 40lb, or 50lb plus Big Slapper Barramundi's. Depending on the tidal influence we normally return back to Boat Ramp approx 5.30pm. Clean and prepare boat for next day, travel back to Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge. Down a couple of coldies at the bar, shower, rest up or go for a swim. Take in the evening meal, have a few drinks & sleep

  • Fantastic Fishing in Great Guide Boats with Experienced Guides
    in comfortable Accommodation.

  • 5th Day 2012

    Up approx 5.30am, pack up clothing pack bags and leave cabins, place luggage in storage. Early breakfast and out fishing, returning back to Boat Ramp approx 3pm clean & refuel boat etc. Travel to Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge approx 4 pm. Sign off accounts and return to Darwin's Barra Base B&B. Unpack car, swim, rest drink and prepare for evening meal where individual awards are issued.

  • 5th - 6thDay 2012

    Fly out midnight of 5th Day or stay over for 6th Day at B&B and have day off (sleep in & relax) - own arrangements around Darwin, fly back to home state or stay at our B&B and sight see our Northern Territory (flights arranged by self). Please book extra nights if you wish to stay on for a couple of days or a week or so to ensure rooms are available.

Please note that the actual fishing destination for the Barra Run Off Fishing Safari is normally completed at the Mary River System, however we go where the fish are biting best and this may mean moving to the Finniss River or Daly River. 


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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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