Darwin Fishing Trip

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.

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

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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

 Full Day or ½ Day Barra Fishing Trip
Corroboree Billabong Or Adelaide River.
Fishing the Magnificent Corroboree Billabong for awesome silver tail dancing Barramundi, Saratoga, Tarpon, Sleepy Cod & others. Witnessing breathtaking Wetland Scenery & crocodiles in the wild, Feral Pigs and Water Buffaloes on the banks of the Floodplains. Corroboree will be Closed to approx. mid to late April.
Corroboree Billabong $340pp;  Adelaide River $350pp Pick up between 5-5.30am Drop off between 4.30-5pm
Time on water approx. 7am-2.30pm
HALF DAY - Pick up between 5-5.30am Drop off between 1.30-2pm
Time on water approx. 7am-11.30pm

Half Day Trip Corroboree @ $300pp. Children to 12 years old - $260 per perso

One Day Barra Trips to Shady Camp  or Finniss River

Fishing the beautiful Shady Camp Saltwater during the Run Off, Or the remote Finniss River at Dundee for awesome Silver tail dancing Metre Plus Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Witnessing breathtaking Wetland Scenery & crocodiles in the wild, Feral Pigs and Water Buffaloes on the banks of the Floodplains with the Barrage in flood is an awesome experience.
Pick up at 5am, Drop off between 6 and 6.30pm, Time on water approx. 7.30am-2.30pm
Sorry no half days to Shady Camp or Finniss River.
The price is higher than Corroboree because of increased travel distance to
Shady Camp and Tractor Launch Fees at Dundee for Finniss River Fishing.

Full Day to Finniss River $400
Full Day Shady Camp (Feb),(May-Dec) $400pp
Full Day Shady Camp Peak Month
s (Mar-Apr) $400

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

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Darwins Barra Base boat
 Flood Plains
Dan 89cmbarra
102cm Barra Barra
 Ashley's 107cm Barra
Darwin Sunrise

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

2016 Barra and Bluewater Safaris dates now available
( May to November 2016)

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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Thank You

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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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