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Fishing guide Ross Hart is an accomplished Professional Fishing Guide and with a great love of the bush and nature and now he guides Darwins Barra Base clients chasing the mighty barramundi in NT waters.
Ross Hart - Guide Profile
Darwin's Barra Base
Originally form south Australia Ross Hart has lived worked and fish in the Top End for over a decade starting in 1998 at Shady Camp.
An accomplished Professional fishing Guide and with a great love of the bush and nature, he is also an expert interpretive guide on the Flora and Fauna and culture of the Top End. Passionate Bird-watcher and nature photographer, Ross is also a Trade Qualified Chef with over 25 year's expertise.
2011 will see Ross's considerable combined skills and enthusiasm brought together to join Allan Beales Darwin's Barra Base Team, to ensure and enhance the continued success of one of the top ends Premier Fishing Charter Operators.
Favourite Barra Outfit: A Shimano Curodo 200 E7 Matched with a 6kg Wilson live fibre Territory
Favourite Barra Lure: 2 Lures, both made by Reidys lures in Darwin a standout for me, the versatile B52 for the saltwater and estuaries and the reliable litter Lucifer for the freshwater billabongs
Favourite fishing location: NO Doubt about IT Shady Camp because you know you always have a chance for that big one. Its remote and wild location, teaming with bird life and monster crocodiles makes Shady camp one of the Top Ends 'MUST DO' adventures.
PB Barra: 120cm 25kg (55lb)
PB Guided Barra: 118cm 20kg (44lbs)
Best Day Guiding: One morning at Chamber Bay 3 Clients managed to land 22 Blackjew, all 12 -15kg and well over a metre in less than an hour. After this amazing hot session the clients were exhausted so I decided to head to the mouth of Sampan Creek for some relaxing trolling- not to be, the boys were again 'smashed' a 96cm, 99cm and 101cm Barra were landed.
Most amazing Adventure: Cage Diving with great white sharks off port Lincoln SA
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2018 Barra Run Off now available
(Feb to April) 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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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...