Darwins Barra Base Testimonials

Read these Darwins Barra Base customer reviews of their experiences chasing metre long fish in the Northern Territory

Here is what some of our clients
said about their fishing experience:

Jumping Barra

Family Fishing Group

Hi Allan,
Thanks again for the amazing fishing trip. My sons (Sebastian and Vincent) loved the trip so much that they want to come back and see you again. An experienced tour guide like you will be well recommended to my friends. Here are some of our photos of our trip.
Thanks again Allan see you next year.

Damian Borg Barramundi

Damian Borg on Barra Boat

Damian Borg at Shady camp

Shady Camp Barra

Hello Allan
I just wanted to drop you line on behalf of Graham and I on the absolutely superb day we had with you last week (18th November). For 2 guys who have never fished for Barra before, this was certainly one of the best fishing experiences ever! I never thought we would catch so many fish (over 30 in the one day was a surprise) and the size and fight these things put up were well worth the early morning start!

I have, as promised, mentioned you to our Travelscene American Express travel agency group members in this weeks newsletter, with hope that they will tell any of their clients about your business if venturing up to the Top End. Your hospitality, professionalism and experience made this a day we will never forget!

Thanks for all of your advice and we are sure to return again next year!



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Thanks Sally.

The fishing trip was excellent. We caught 8 Barramundi - all large and of legal size. Another 8 or so got away. It was very exciting when someone hooked up.
What I wasn't expecting was the dozens of crocodiles lying around and slinking past the boat. It was a bit scary at first and I wasn't really comfortable about them even by the end of the trip. There were just so many.
The host for the day - Tony - was excellent. Very pleasant person, good sense of humour, very safety conscious (except for slapping the water to attract crocodiles closer!!) and an excellent fisherman. The 4WD he picked us up in was clean, comfortable and a late model. The boat was well equipped, comfortable, clean and really good for fishing from.

I really couldn't fault the company in any area. I have already strongly recommended them to some friends and will continue to do so.

Very nice place, Darwin. We had a great time and the social activity basically went 24/7. Good to get home for a break after our little holiday!!!

The above was forwarded to us by Sally -see below

See the feedback I have just received from one of my clients who did a 1 Day Barramundi Fishing Trip with you, it's fantastic well done and thank you.
Kind Regards,
Sally Farquhar
International Holiday Consultant, Reservations & Marketing Support
Territory Discoveries

Barramundi at Corroboree Billabong 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. Sensational day for us and we will be back (soon).

Thanks very much Tony!
Hi Allan,

I was out fishing with you on Saturday last week and I might add, had a
ball! I thoroughly enjoyed my day out on Coroboree Lagoon with you, the
fellow players on the boat and my first Barra! I have been telling everyone
proudly about my first barra and how much fun I had.
Anyway, thanks again for a great day out and hopefully I will be up there
again soon for some more fishing! Hopefully Run-off, (I'm sounding out some
of the boys about it).


Allan Cummin

Geoff & Erin Hicks

"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 for a fantastic days fishing and a trophy photo that we will cherish for a long time." Geoff & Erin H. 15 Feb 07

Geoff & Erin with 111cm Barra

George Proos (Avis rent a car state manager for NSW)

"It was a truly memorable day out, not only did Allan take us to places at Shady Camp that provided at least 2 Barra catches for each of the group - 90% of who had never been Barra fishing before! I had the added bonus of having the honour of joining the metre club - a sensational feeling of achievement. Everyone that was on the trip still talks about it as the best thing we have ever done together and now want to do a 2 - 3 day camp. Thanks again Allan for making it such a fantastic day and exceeding all our expectations."

George Proos (Avis rent a car state manager for NSW)

Sue & Ken McCullough --Caves Beach NSW

A truly unique NT experience. We caught our first Barra. and then you exceeded our expectations with your determination and professionalism in ensuring we had a very successful two day safari. We saw wonderful wetlands, birds, crocs and many more. We will be back to catch the bigger Barra during the Run Off and will recommend you to all our friends & future Barra hunters. Thank you Allan & Heather.

Ken & Sue

Les Brockway - Perth WA

What a wonderful 4 day Barra & Bluewater Fishing Safari with Allan at Dundee Beach and the Finniss River. It was truly a most memorable and exhilarating experience. I was overwhelmed catching the boat limits on two days and the new experience of catching my first Jewy (what a beauty) and a multiple of other reef fish. The welcoming and sharing attitude of the Beale family back at your B&B was exceptional. Thank you again Allan for your fishing professionalism and Heather for your wonderful hospitality.



Les Brockway

Arnout Terlouw - Dutch Fishing Journalist

It was great to see and fish the Billabongs -stunning scenery!!
Some nice fish as well and Allan has a perfect boat to explore these waterways.
If you want to see lots of crocs and other wildlife and do some fishing on the way it's definately a super experience. - By the way Heather and Allan are very nice people.

Arnout & Jacob

Stephan & Carol 24/8/06

Allan and Heather, thanks for an awesome week. The fishing was great and your hospitality was unbeatable. That big 95cm Barramundi was certainly one to remember!
Thanks again for the whole experience.

Carol  with Barramundi

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