Darwin Barra Run Off Fishing

Hi Everyone,

 Good News, Darwins Barra Base has Sold as an Ongoing Business

The New Owner is Mick Hinchey & wife.

He has purchased the 7.8m 2C Guide Boat and the 6.8m 2D Survey Guide Boat; and many supporting items to the running of the Business. Like this Website and Facebook etc.

All Bookings made prior to this have been transferred to the new owner of Darwins Barra Base; or another Professional Fishing Tour Operator through the new owner.

Due to Allan’s (My) Ongoing Health Issues I have been told by Doctors and Physio to Stop Working. So I am Retiring and moving back to the Riverina to the Albury/Wodonga Area.

Yep Going Home.  Heather & I Thank You All for your Patronage over the Years and we wish you all a Prosperous Year in 2017.

The Wet Season is shaping up to be a Cracker with heavy falls happening daily, with a cyclone brewing off Darwin at present.  The Run Off is looking to be a good one, so book early.

Farewell from Allan & Heather Beale – Mobile for catch ups in Albury or Wodonga 0428450376.

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.

COME Be Part of the Group to witness and experience Landing 15 to 20 Metre-Plus Barramundi in One Day. Or be part of the crew that landed 80 Barra 65cm to 112cm in one day when fishing the top of the Wetland Run Offs at Tommycut Creek @ Shady Camp.

See our Barra Run Off Fishing Safaris in ACTION. See why Mark Berg chose Darwin's Barra Base as the NT Barra Operator in his Fishing World's Xmas DVD Video.

These safaris have been carefully designed to take advantage of the better tides in conjunction with the wet season run off water to provide you with the highest fish catch percentages & the most exciting fishing possible.

Read more about Run-Off Barramundi Fishing and why certain tides in particular (Spring Tides) produce more metre-plus Barramundi and Samon than others. Peak Barramundi Fishing.

For Details and Itinerary check the Safaris below;

Claire with her 60lb Barramundi.Claire with her 60lb Barramundi.

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

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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Russell Ferguson's 108cm Barramundi
First Barramundi ! 129cm for Danny Kelf

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

  • Fly in Day 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. Our rates include first night accommodation at Darwins Barra Base for repeat business groups and new groups of 4 or more, otherwise it's at normal room rates.
  • 1st Day
    Travel early to Mary River - Shady Camp and complete full day Barra fishing with Darwin’s Barra Base chasing the almighty Saltwater Barra. Approx 5.30pm park boat and move to accommodation for swim, relaxation, evening meal & overnight accommodation.
  • 2nd-4th Day
    Up approx 5.30am early breaky and out early to get to the right spot to do that Barra fishing, 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 6 pm. Clean and prepare boat for next day, travel back to accommodation. 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.
  • 5th Day
    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 accommodation approx 4 pm. Pay 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
    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 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. 

Alan & Heather FishingAlan & Heather Fishing
A good sized BarraA good sized Barra

Return from Barra Run Off Fishing to Darwin's Barra Base Home

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Allan's Barra

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Reef Barra to Sailfish
May to December

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 2016 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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