Taking an extended Safari
means more quality fishing time, with less time spent travelling to the
Anth & Dani completed a five day Fishing Safari at the end of May with some spectacular results. Read their Blog for the full story and some terrific photos.
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"
Dean Bigaignon Group
5 Day Barra To Sailfish/Pelagic Bluewater Fishing Safari Allan made Our trip to Darwin both enjoyable and successful. Every
species of fish we wanted to catch was caught and Allan knew exactly
where to get them and at what tide. We have been on many charters prior,
but have never been so happy with our trip. This was definitely a trip
of a Lifetime. Thank you Darwin's Barra Base and Thank you Allan.
We had an excellent trip. Guides Daniel and TJ provided a great
fishing experience in the Finniss River. Very good catch of Barra with a
top length of 97cm 28Lb Barra. Boats, motors and equipment were of
high quality and to our expectations.
Thanks, Mike, Beris, John, Lawry, Grant, Digger, Jono & Mike. - 2 Boats, 8 Person Group.
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Three videos are from the Mark Berg Fishing Challenge series. (They will open in a new window)
Mark Berg Safari
& 6 Day PEAK Barra Run Off Safaris
Safari Start Dates and Availability as at 20 May 2015;
indicate Neap Tides,
Blue blocks Spring Tides (
Mouseover the start dates if you can't see the colours)
& Bluewater Safaris at Dundee and
Barra Fishing Safaris at Finniss River May 2015 Available
@ Dundee &Finniss Fishing SpringTides
to Perons Casting Spring Tides
Green numeral (12)indicates
) indicates limited seats on existing
Red Zero (0)indicates
Can cater up to
16 Person Fishing Safari Group anytime if needed. (4 per
Typical Itinerary of a 5 Day Barra to Sailfish/Pelagics Bluewater 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.
Travel early (5am) to accommodation and drop off bags.
Pick up lunches and travel on to Dundee and complete full day Barra
fishing chasing the almighty saltwater Barra, or bluewater and pelagic
fishing depending on the tides and wind. Returning back to Dundee ramp
approx 6pm clean & park boat and travel to accommodation for
rest, evening meal & overnight accommodation.
Day Up 5.30am early breakfast at 6am, travel to boat park
prepare and launch boats at Dundee ramp and travel to the right spot to
do Barra fishing, or chasing and pulling up the freight trains 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 Pelagic, like Spanish Mackerel, Queenfish and Long Tail
Tuna. Depending on the tidal influence we normally return back to Boat
Ramp approx 5 - 5.30pm. Return boat to private boat park, 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
. Screaming Barramundi
High Jumping Queenfish
Up 5.30am early breakfast and out fishing, returning back
to Dundee ramp approx 3pm. Clean & pack up boat and drive back
to Darwin’s Barra Base. Rest, drink & prepare for evening meal
where awards for fishing excellence will be handed out. Sleep at
Darwin’s Barra Base B & B, and or catch the midnight flight
home (flights arranged by self). Pack up frozen fish caught in approved
flight boxes for air transport and gain taxi to airport.
6th Day or Stay on @
Depart Darwin flights arranged by self (times TBA). Pack
up fish in fish approved transport boxes for flight home. Free transfer
to Airport if during daylight hours. Or stay on at Darwin’s Barra Base
B&B and sightsee Darwin & tropical NT. Please book all
extra accommodation if you are intending on staying on after the Safari.
2 Todd Crescent Malak NT 0812 phone: +61 8 8945 0376 fax : +61 8 8945 0379
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2016 Barra Run Off dates now available (Feb to April 2016) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.
BARRA TO SAILFISH BLUEWATER PELAGICS SAFARIS NOW AT A REDUCED RATE OF $625 PER PERSON PER DAY!!!
5 DAY MOTHERSHIP BARRA to SAILFISH & PELAGICS BLUEWATER FISHING SAFARI anchored @ Daly River Mouth Anth & Dani's Big Trip
"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"
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 2016 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
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