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

 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.
FULL DAY -
$330pp   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 @ $285pp. Children to 12 years old - $260 per perso
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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.
PPick 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 (Feb),(May-Dec) $360pp
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”

 Paul SallotiPaul Salloti on Adelaide River
Darwins Barra Base boat
 Flood Plains
Dan 89cmbarra
102cm Barra Barra
 Ashley's 107cm Barra
Darwin Sunrise

 Fishing Report as at 7st Feb 2015.
Hi Everyone
– Hope everyone had a great Xmas & New Year. Well the Run Off is here in earnest, and isn’t it great.
SHADY CAMP - Shady Camp is flowing over the Barrage with clean tallow water and boats are being launched easily on all tides.Neap tides coming back in this week, with again good building tides at the mouth of Sampan & Tommy-Cut Creeks. And as the NT Newspapers and everyone’s Facebook’s are stating many great fish both Barra & King Salmon have been landed at Shady Camp in the One Day.  So  get out & witness some awesome
Barra fishing at the mouth of Shady Camp, witnessing the Barrage in flow and the birdlife and wildlife is awesome.
Finniss River – has good clean water flowing and good sized Barra have been landed, but presently most recreational fisherman are hitting Shady Camp. We ourselves have not fished the Finniss yet in 2015.
Adelaide River – Adelaide River – Kay Hans owner of Goat Island advised few good fish getting caught on soft plastic and lures, but not a lot of bait as yet. Still good tucker and cold beer though, a great spot to stop for lunch and a break from the weather.
Corroboree Billabong – Closed till approximately mid to late April.
Bluewater Trips – Yes we will be able to complete One Day Bluewater Fishing Trips on Mid to Neap Tides in February. I am sure it will be good fishing out off Dundee and down around Peron Islands. Need a minimum of three persons to book though.
GREAT NEWS – Darwins Barra Base is the LUCKY WINNERS of TOURISM Top Ends Membership Draw for 2015. Winning prize is a $10,000 Marketing Package. We wish to thank Tourism Top End & the Sponsors Channel 9, Imparja TV, Northern Territory Broadcasters, and NT News for putting together this awesome marketing package. We will endeavour to put all this to great use.


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
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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.

BARRA TO SAILFISH BLUEWATER PELAGICS SAFARIS NOW AT A REDUCED RATE OF $625 PER PERSON PER DAY!!!


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5 DAY MOTHERSHIP
BARRA to SAILFISH & PELAGICS BLUEWATER FISHING SAFARI anchored @ Daly River Mouth
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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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.