Northern Territory Fishing Story

Northern Territory fishing stories told by anglers fishing in the Top End, chasing Barramundi at Shady Camp, Finiss River , Mary River, Vernon Islands....


..and all those special creeks and reefs only the most experienced Top End fisho's know about.

The NT rivers and coastal waters are a unique wilderness, and provide some of the best fishing found anywhere.

This is where you can read first hand the adventures of those lucky enough to fish these waters, teeming with fish, crocodiles and birdlife.
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And if you have a Top End fishing experience to show us, please use the form below to add your story.

Fishing Adventures in the Top end

Have you been fishing in the Top End waters, chasing metre long Barramundi or fighting Bluewater fish?
We hear some terrific stories about fishing in these pristine tropical waters, now you have a chance to put your story online for all to see.
Simply follow the invitation prompts to upload a photo and record your adventures.

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Fishing Aventures in the Northern Territory

Click below to read about fishing experiences already submitted ....

Barrage Fishing At Shady Camp 2009 
Fell in love with SHADY CAMP the minuate I got there.We stayed at PT Stewart Wildiness Lodge in our caravan for 10 days and spent each day at SHADY CAMP. …

Justen's Handywork 
My name is Justen Hanslow and I am 11 years old. Whilst camping out along the Douglas River recently, I was chasing a goanna along the riverbank. I …

Barra AND bluewater safari  
What a great excursion it was with Allan and Jason, I was on a safari in May that recently featured in Modern Fishing . To say it was a great trip is …

Barra Fishing Guide 
To Darwins Barra Base I commend you on having the best fishing guide within your team, Jason. Without his assistance , knowledge and eagerness to …

60+ Lb Shady Camp Barramundi 
This 131cm 60+ Lb Barra Lady caught by Ms Claire Mathias guided by Tony Le Brun from Darwins Barra Base Fishing Safaris at Shady Camp. " A fantastic …

Little fi miss river Not rated yet
Great guide in Paul, seamanship and fishing skills along with brilliant knowledge of the river. We were part of a group of 4and both of us totally enjoyed …

Best Fishing Trip Not rated yet
Best fishing trip I have ever had. Best Guides, Best Locations and absolutely the best experience you could wish for. The fish are awesome, the location …

Mary River, Corroboree Billabong Not rated yet
Darwins Barra Base Fishing Safari's are the best, It was the last chance I had to catch a Barra as I was flying out of Darwin that night. Thursday …

Barramundi Respite Not rated yet
Simon lost his home and all his belongings in the bush fires at Marysville Vic. His father Rardy and brother Brad brought him to Darwin for a holiday …

Territory Discoveries Prizewinners Barramundi Not rated yet
Territory Discoveries received this letter after organising this fishing safari with Darwin's Barra Base. Hi Sally, I just wanted to send a quick …

Tommycut Creek Barramundi Not rated yet
Memorable fishing trip at Shady Camp. Also landed were 5 other Barra above 90 to 98cm. Thank you for doing your best to provide a wonderful & memorable …

Larkin Fishing Safari Not rated yet
We booked Darwin's Barra Base for a family fishing adventure. As a family of first time Darwin Barra Anglers we were treated to an outstanding Safari. …

First Barramundi Not rated yet
This is the team to go fishing with! I caught my first Barra at the age of 73 - and I lost my first Black Jewie, but will be back to hook up with him again …

Barramundi Lagoon Not rated yet
The top Lagoon at Shady Camp is barramundi water, as Reported in the NT news. The photo shows Ross Duncan (left), Chrissy Selby-Adams, Amanda Renolds …

Corroboree Billabong Barra Not rated yet
Barry and I fished with Tony on Sunday at Corroboree Billabong. We just want to give Tony a wrap for his efforts, his entertainment and guiding abilities. …

5 Day Barra Safari next. Not rated yet
Thanks Allan for a great days fishing, if this is what you can do on a One Day Fishing Outing we are coming back with friends to complete your 5 Day Extended …

Bray Family Fishing Trip Not rated yet
This is the best family fishing outing that we have ever had. We had caught our boat limit of barramundi by 11am. There's no doubt you guys got us to the …

Riley joins Barra Club Not rated yet
Four year old Riley Higgins won the Catch of the Day prize of four Bandit lures and joined the Barra Club this week. On his first ever fishing trip …

Fishing Safari Not rated yet
Hi Allan Thanks for a great day at Shady Camp Here are some photos - pity we can't blow the size up - but thanks for a fabulous day. See you next …

Barra Base Bonanza Barra Not rated yet
Alan/Tony, Thanks for an excellent Easter with the expected deprivation and suffering at the End of the Wet, it was great and the guiding exceptional. …

Mary River System near South Alligator River Not rated yet
The best fishing experience I have ever had. My first Barramundi and I don't think I will ever catch a bigger one, but I am definatley going to try! …

Joes Barramundi Not rated yet
Thanks to the great work of our guide Andrew. I landed this 70cm Barra in the first half hour. Great Day had by all Joe from Sydney

Territory Fishing Not rated yet
72cm Barramundi - beginner's luck and guide's hard work and cheering from the crowds!! Caught at Shady Camp 8th March 2008. Thank you for …

Big Barra Not rated yet
My first big barra - A 1 metre beauty. Caught at Shady camp in the first few days of the 2008 barramundi season. Another two Barra at 93cm and 68cm …

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Shady Camp Barramundi Not rated yet
"We traveled from Karatha W.A to Shady Camp especially to catch a Barra, and what a Barra that Allan Beale from Darwin’s Barra Base got us. Thanks mate …

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