Peak Barramundi Fishing

The peak Barramundi Fishing period (Feb-Apr, known as the Run-Off), fishing for Barra at the Coastal Feeder Creeks to Shady Camp; all fish a lot better on Spring Tides.


Giant Barramundi
140cm Barramundi

This is 7m + tides and the bigger the better. During these larger spring tides the bigger Barramundi are moving around more and move into the mouths of these creeks and ambush pods of skitter fish, pope eye mullet and small crabs. These big female Barramundi are what Darwin's Barra Base experienced guides have perfected over the years that Allan has fished Shady Camp. Specifically what creeks are going to fire and when.

We try very hard to ensure our Barramundi Fishermen (the clients) arrive as earliest as possible at the mouth of these creeks to ensure the best boat position possible is secured in these narrow coastal creeks. Sometimes arriving just after dawn in line with the incoming tide to start casting and retrieval techniques to land early boofing Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Claire with 60lb Barramundi
Why people love to fish for Barramundi.
131cm 60+ Lb Barra

During these bigger tides the freshwater pumping out of these coastal creeks are backed up by the big tides. Large amounts of ocean saltwater (usually dirtier water) is pushed up into the creeks and out over the floodplains.

Some great fishing is had on the push up and usually some very nice Threadfin Salmon and Blue Salmon are landed as well as hungry Barramundi cruising in with hundreds of mullet and other bait fish.

Now you Barramundi Fishermen that have experienced this type of fishing before will be waiting and looking for the outgoing tide change. This is when the larger female Barra move into the holes and ledges of the creeks and often complete easy feeds by completing voracious attacks as they boof mullet and blue salmon on or near the surface. Some of these boof attack sounds are like shotguns going off and when they occur in repetitious boofs you are amazed at the size of the Barra mouths and their backs as they and Salmon rise just after the boof and chase the bait.

Look for a fishing schedule that will give you the best chance of landing one of these magnificent fish>

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2016 Safari Start Dates and Availability
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Green blocks indicate Neap Tides,  Blue blocks Spring Tides
Start Dates in Date Order In Rows Left to Right.
( Mouseover the start dates if you can't see the colours)

Barra Run Off Safaris Jan & Feb 2016  Start Dates & Available Seats
3 Day 17th Jan
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
3 Day 20th Jan
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
3 Day 31st Jan
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
4 Day 3rd Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
4 Day 10th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
3 Day 16th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
3 Day 20th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
16
4 Day 27th Feb
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 27th Feb
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8

Barra Run Off Safaris March 2016  Start Dates & Available Seats
3 Day 1st March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
5 Day 2nd March
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 5th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
5 Day 10th March
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 5th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 day 17th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 17th March
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 20th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 20th March
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 25th March
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Springs
8
3 Day 25th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
5-6 Day 30th March
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3 Day 30th March
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
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Barra Run Off Safaris April 2016  Start Dates & Available Seats
2 Day 1st April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 3rd April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
3-5 Day 7th April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Springs
8
3 Day 8th April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Springs
8
4 Day 14th April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 14th April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 17th April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 17th April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Neaps
8
4 Day 23rd April
staying@Mothership
Shady Camp Springs
8
4 Day 23rd April
staying@PS fishing
Shady Camp Springs
8
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Abbreviations
B&BFS
- Barra and Bluewater Fishing Safari.
Barra FS
- Barra Fishing Safari
BPxRFS
- Bluewater Pelagics & Reef Fishing Safaris
BU–B&BFS
- Build Up-Barra & Bluewater Fishing Safari

Green numeral (12) indicates seats available.
Orange ( 2 ) indicates limited seats on existing safaris.
Red Zero (0)indicates fully booked
Can cater up to 16 Person Fishing Safari Group anytime if needed. (4 per boat)


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