Big Barramundi

Big barramundi caught in the Northern Territory in 2007 in the Mary River, Shady Camp and tidal creeks and coastal waters of the Top End.

Anyone who can't catch a decent barra doesn't know where to look!

These photos were all taken during the 2007 barramundi fishing season and we wait to see what 2008 will bring to Top End Fishers. If you have a good photo, add it to the 2008 competition and you could win a days fishing with Darwin's Barra Base and one of the top fishing guides in the Territory.

Maybe the best Barra caught anywhere in 2007.
At 140 cm, it takes the 2007 prize unless someone can produce better!
Another beauty - at 129cm we thought for a while this might top the 2007 scales.
Mel Morris with a barramundi from Corroborree Billabong and a grin to match!
This may have been the best "ladies choice" for the year, although the fish Chelle Torossi landed may have just been longer. ( we only measure to the nearest cm )
106cm barramundi
Sparky landed a geat fighter, coming in at 108cm. sparkys barramundi
Jim wasn't far behind with this 104cm barra trophy.
Mark landed a similar fish, also 104cm

With all the rain so far, this year looks like being a bumper year for fishing in the Top End. Tour guides are reporting heavy bookings, so don't delay in making plans and securing accommodation if you are heading towards the Territory this year.

Photos of 2009 Darwin fishing adventures are coming in now.

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(Feb to April 2016) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.

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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!
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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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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.