Barramundi and Bluewater Safaris

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.

Barramundi and Bluewater Safaris with Darwin's Barra Base fishing for Sailfish, Saltwater Barramundi and Pelagics in the Northern Territory

2016 Barra and Bluewater Safari start dates

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

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.

"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"

107cm Barramundi catch
107cm Barramundi

Bluewater Fishing

Barramundi catch

Bluewater Fishing

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.
Mike, Beris, John, Lawry, Grant, Digger, Jono & Mike. - 2 Boats, 8 Person Group.

Shady Camp Safari Shady Camp Fishing A great fish from Shady camp A fish to brag about.

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.

Three videos are from the Mark Berg Fishing Challenge series.
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Finniss River Fishing
Fishing Safari
Darwin Fishing with Mark Berg
Mark Berg Safari
Darwin Sailfish Fishing

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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.
  • 1st Day
    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.
  • 2nd- 4th 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

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Screaming Barramundi

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High Jumping Queenfish

  • 5th Day
    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 @ B&B
    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.

Great bluewater fishing

Great bluewater fishing

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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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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Barra Run Off Fishing Video