Daly River Barra Fishing Safaris

Daly River is world famous for the quantity and quality of 70 to Metre-plus Barra landed over neap and spring tides during the late April - June period. It is where the Barra Nationals and Barra Classic have been held since conception some 30 years now, and mostly in late April and May.

Please call us 0488 222 695 for possible start dates and up to date quality of fishing at Daly River.

Mark Berg Fishing Addiction TV Show filming of his 10 species Challenge was a great success. We thank all that participated and assisted us in this.
See a 3 minute video of our Safari with Mark Berg here.

Typical 5 Day Safari Itinerary to Daly River

1st Day  Up 4am for pick up & travel to Adelaide River township for Breakfast. Gain ice for esky and continue travelling to Daly River. Prepare boat & launch at public boat ramp and travel down or up the awesome Daly River to complete full day fishing for the elusive, but almighty Saltwater Barra. Most just smile their heads off whilst holding up 30lb, 40lb, or 50lb plus Big Slapper Barramundi’s. Barra Keepers are placed in our large Live Well tanks in the boat, and at the end of the fishing; group photos are taken to cherish these moments forever. We then fillet or release as the client wishes.

Returning back to public Boat Ramp at approx. 3.30 to 4pm latest. Refuel boat and prepare for next day’s fishing. Travel by car to the overnight lodge - Lee and Jenny's Bush Camp on the banks of the Daly River. Once there, we gain keys to cabins, down a couple of coldies, shower, rest up or go for a swim. Take in the evening meal, have a few more drinks & sleep.

2nd to 4th Day  Up approx 6.00am early breakfast at 6.30, guide prepare boats and out early to get to the right spot to do that Barra fishing. This can be trawling or live baiting with Cherubim at some creek junction or amongst some fallen timber in the creek. But I know you will be smiling from ear to ear holding up that fantastic Silver Barra that you just caught. Memories will be etched for a lifetime. So remember to take your camera for that Trophy Photo.

Depending on the tidal influence we normally return back to Boat Ramp or Pontoon at approx 4:00pm. Clean and prepare boat for next day, travel back to camp. Down a couple of coldies, shower, rest up or go for a swim. Take in the evening meal, have another coldie or two, reminisce on the day & off to sleep.

5th Day  Up approx 5.30am, pack up bags, leave cabin. Have early breakfast, move to boats, launch if required and out fishing. However, on this 5th day we have learned a lot from the guide and on this 5th day we don’t miss - we land those huge silver marauding Barramundi or King Salmon when they smash our lure. We return back to Boat Ramp approx 2.30pm. Trailer boat, unpack it & place on boat cover. Pick up Frozen Barra fillets from freezers, pack into eskies and return to Darwin via Adelaide River. 

  Fantastic fishing with great guides in comfortable accommodation.


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