Darwin Fishing Life

Seasons in Fishermans Paradise

Darwin Fishing Life revolves around three seasons, the Barra Run Off Fishing months of February to May, the Dry Season Fishing from May to September and the Build Up Fishing Months from October to December.

The Barra Run Off Fishing months of (Feb-May):

Where the adrenalin rush of hooking and landing Metre Plus Barra that come into spawn and feed at the mouths of coastal creeks and rivers is at its best.

Shady Camp, The Daly River and Bynoe Harbour offer fantastic fishing for the elusive metre barra at this time.

Giant Barramundi116cm Barramundi A Fish of a Lifetime for Darren, and my biggest guided fish for the 2012 season

Where professional Guides take great pride in taking fishing clients to extreme areas to land them their Trophy Fish of their lifetime.
Now not all clients do this, many are hooked and many are lost, but every now and again even lucky new chums like Darren Scenery hooks and lands a monstrous 116cm Barra. 

The Dry Season Fishing months of (May-Sept);

Where freshwater Barra are targeted at the beautiful Mary River, and other freshwater lagoons such as Corroboree Billabong and Hardies Lagoon.

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Where Companies like Darwin's Barra Base complete 2-6 Days Extended Barra to Sailfish Pelagics Bluewater Fishing Safaris; and or extended Barra Fishing Safaris both in freshwater wetlands of the Mary River; and Saltwater Barra Fishing Safaris are completed in the Finniss River or the saltwater side of the Mary River. Booking Now - many Safari seats left for booking.

The Build Up Fishing Months of (Oct-Dec);

Fighting Fish

this is where we target Saltwater Barra at Dundee and Bynoe Harbour as the Mary River saltwater side is closed for spawning.

The Build Up is classed as the transitional period between the Dry and the Wet season. The average temperatures rise to a nightly minimum of 25 degrees and a daily maximum of 32-36 degress with humidity often in the 90's.

Big BarramundiAuthor Allan Beale with another client and a 129cm Barra

During this time, great things happen. In the Billabongs the fish get ravenous, Big Barra are in search of food before they battle the rising waters and torrents of rain that awaits them once the Wet sets in.

The coastal waters calm out and the bigger Saltwater Barra and King Salmon come up the saltwater rivers in search of food, and the Barra are on the Bite, & the build-up becomes even more of a Fisherman's Paradise.

More on Build Up and Run Off Barra Fishing

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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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