Darwin Fishing Trip

Take a one day Darwin Fishing trip with Darwins Barra Base fishing for fighting barra and saratoga in the Northern Territory.
Dates and seats available here
Full Itinerary details here

Please note all fishing trips are suspended from 16 December 2014 to 16 January 2015

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One Day Barra Fishing Trips

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A Visit to
Corroboree Billabong

Tips by Jarrod Day on
trolling for barra

Mary River - Shady Camp (Feb-May)
Finniss River- Dundee (Apr-Dec)
Mary River - Corroborree Billabong (May-Nov)
Mary River - Shady Camp Freshwater Lagoon (July-Jan)

Bookings completed by phoning;

Darwins Barra Base on (08) 8945 0376

(Payment Can be made by credit card or EFT.)

Fishing Destinations & Fishing Report

1.     One Day Barra Trips to Corroboree @ $320 per person. Corroboree is well known for its beautiful wetlands, birdlife & wildlife. The floodplains are in bloom at present & the wildlife and birdlife are awesome. Plus we are landing some great Barra lately with at least a dozen Tarpon and Saratoga just adding to the excitement. Half Day Trip @ $275pp. Children to 12 years old - $260 per person.

2.    One Day Barra Trips to Finniss Rivers @ Dundee @ $350 per person.  Includes all transfers to and from, morning tea & lunches, soft drinks & chilled water; all fishing equipment & tackle; plus tractor launch fees.

Finniss River on the last set of Neap Tides fished well; Multiple Barra’s were landed by our three guide boats and all groups had a fantastic time. Early booking for Neap Tides is a must. See attached photos below:

3.    One Day Barra Trips to Shady Camp Freshwater Lagoon @ $350 per person.   We have been fishing Shady on Spring Tides, landing some nice saltwater Barra keepers up the top of Sampan Creek.  However on the freshwater side we landed 30 plus small Barra One Boat and 40 plus small (40cm – 55cm) Barras on the 2nd Boat.

4.    One Day Bluewater Fishing Trips @ Dundee @ $360 per person.  We have been completing some great days on the water completing Pelagics & Bluewater Reef Fishing Trips.  Only 5 persons to the 2C Survey Guide Boat, licensed to go 15 NM to sea.

“It was a great four days of fishing, we caught a variety of fish, Allan did a great job getting us on fish”

 Paul SallotiPaul Salloti on Adelaide River
Darwins Barra Base boat
 Flood Plains
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102cm Barra Barra
 Ashley's 107cm Barra
Darwin Sunrise

“Thanks for a great fishing experience, look forward to fishing with you guys again in the run off”

See more photos and stories in our archive of One Day Fishing Trips

2015 Barra Run Off  Safaris dates now available
(Feb to May 2015)

General Logistics for One Day Fishing

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  • We will pick up the clients from their accommodation in Darwin at approx 5am and drop them back off at approx 5pm.
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and non-alcoholic drinks provided. BYO alcohol will be placed in eskies under ice for clients.
  • The guide will take the clients to where the fish are biting depending on tides, times and yesterdays fishing knowledge.
  • Please remember to bring sunglasses, a wide brimmed hat, sun & insect repellant, a sense of humour, at least 5 fresh jokes and don't forget your camera/video. Light, long sleeved shirt and pants will provide extra comfort.

One Day Barramundi Fishing Trip

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We provide a fantastic one day Darwin fishing trip in the Northern Territory. Your guide will collect you from your Darwin accommodation at 5am., or stay at our B & B Lodge and leave directly from here to gain an early start. You will then enjoy a comfortable 11/2 hour drive in our modern 4x4 air-conditioned Toyota to our fishing location and be on the river or billabong to fish with the sunrise.

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Our main target is the Northern Territory Barramundi and the rivers and billabongs are also home to Saratoga, Tarpon and Fork Tailed Catfish. You will also see plenty of Saltwater Crocodiles, Buffaloes, feral pigs and Sea Eagles, Jabiru's, Brolga's and many other birds of prey on this one day tour.

 This one day Darwin fishing trip is perfect for groups, individuals, experienced fishermen, novices and especially the whole family including non-angling partners. If you are planning to come to Darwin, ensure you allow at least one day in your itinerary to experience our beautiful wetland billabongs, coastal rivers and reefs by spending it catching the elusive Barramundi.

River, Reef and Bluewater Sports Fishing Trip

Bluewater Fishing

Are you ready for a fishing adventure on our  River, Reef and Bluewater Sports Fishing Trip targetting aggressive fighting fish; Spanish Mackerel, Barramundi, Tuna, Trevally, Cobia, Queenfish, Jewfish and Golden Snapper.

Take an extended Sarari to access the best fishing over several days. read about our Barramundi & Bluewater Safaris here

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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Grab a cheap flight to the NT 2015 Barra Run Off.


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2015 Barra Run Off dates now available
(Feb to April 2015) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.

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 2015 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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Barra & Sailfish Safari

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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

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Barra Run Off Fishing Video

2015 Barra Run Off Safaris

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 2015 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 more...

Allan and Heather Beale

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 family.