Barramundi Fishing Safari

An Australian Barramundi Fishing Safari in the Top End of the Northern Territory provides exciting barra fishing for 3, 4 or 5 days.

The wild barramundi of the NT are spread over a huge area and an extended barramundi fishing safari provides more time fishing, with less time spent travelling.

Keen anglers will recognize names like Shady Camp, Mary River or Corroborree Billabong, made famous by their giant barramundi.

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Darwins Barra Base 5 day RunOff Safari

Darwin's Barra Base is pleased to announce an extensive range of 3,4 & 5 day Barramundi Fishing Safaris for the 2011 Run Off Season

Enjoy great Cabin Style Accommodation at lodges close to remote Safari Fishing destinations to make the most of your time fishing and relaxing.

Catering for groups of 12,8,4,couples and individuals

Click here to Contact Darwins Barra Base and to see available barramundi fishing safari dates.

Typical Itinerary Details of a 5 Day Barra Run Off Safari:

  • Fly in Day 2011

    Depart Home state flights arranged by self (times TBA). Arrive Darwin and transfer to Darwin's Barra Base B & B. Courtesy Bus pick up from airport free if arrive before 7.30pm, if after get a taxi to 2 Todd Cres Malak. First night accommodation at B&B is free, (subject to availability).

  • 1st Day 2011

    Travel early to Mary River - Shady Camp and complete full day Barra fishing with Darwin's Barra Base chasing the almighty Saltwater Barra. Approx 5.30pm park boat and move to accommodation for swim, relaxation, evening meal & overnight accommodation.

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    Fantastic Fishing in Great Guide Boats with Experienced Guides
    in comfortable Accommodation.
  • 2nd-4th Day 2011

    Up approx 5.30am early breaky and out early to get to the right spot to do that Barra fishing, or chasing and pulling up the freight train of the sea those metre-plus Black Jewfish, or pulling up 7-8Kg Golden Snappers. Most just smile their heads off whilst holding up 30lb, 40lb, or 50lb plus Big Slapper Barramundi. Depending on the tidal influence we normally return back to Boat Ramp approx 6 pm. Clean and prepare boat for next day, travel back to accommodation. Down a couple of coldies at the bar, shower, rest up or go for a swim. Take in the evening meal, have a few drinks & sleep.

  • 5th Day 2011

    Up approx 5.30am, pack up clothing pack bags and leave cabins, place luggage in storage. Early breakfast and out fishing, returning back to Boat Ramp approx 3pm clean & refuel boat etc. Travel to Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge approx 4 pm. Pay accounts and return to Darwin's Barra Base B&B. Unpack car, swim, rest drink and prepare for evening meal where individual awards are issued.

  • 5th - 6thDay 2011

    Fly out midnight of 5th Day or stay over for 6th Day at B&B and have day off (sleep in & relax) - own arrangements around Darwin, fly back to home state or stay at our B&B and sight see our Northern Territory (flights arranged by self).

Please note that the actual fishing destination for the Barra Run Off Safari is normally completed at the Mary River System, however we go where the fish are biting best and this may mean moving to the Finniss River or Daly River.

May to November is the season for Saltwater Barramundi and Bluewater fishing in the coastal waters, reefs and islands of the NT. Read more on Bluewater Safaris here

Darwins Barra Base Home Contact Information;

email: Click here to email Darwin's Barra Base.

mail : PO Box 215, Anna Bay NSW 2316
phone: 0488 222 695

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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 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...

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