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Read saltwater fishing articles on catching bluewater reef fish including the famous Jewfish, Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and bluewater pelagics; Tuna, Mackerel, Queenfish and Giant Trevally.

May to November is the Barramundi & Bluewater season when we fish the great coastlines of Dundee Beach and Bynoe Harbour, their external Islands and Reefs, and the famous Peron Islands.

It is also a time for fishing the saltwater tidal streams of the Finnis River catching the tremendous fighting, lure spitting, tail wagging Saltwater Barra.

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Coral Trout
threadfin salmon
Threadfin Salmon
Saltwater and Reef Fishing in the Northern Territory.
Species to be expected in the area alongside of Queenfish are the much sought after Spanish Mackerel, Golden and Giant Trevally and Barracuda with the odd Cod and Golden Snapper taking lures as well.
porpunkah fishing
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Whaler Shark
Queenfish over a metre long are regularly being taken off headlands and reefs. These are fantastic sportfish, putting on hard sustained runs and acrobatic aerial displays in an attempt to free the lure.Queenfish boat limit
Boat limit of Queenfish

Black Spot Tusk Fish
Black Spot Tusk Fish
reef fishSpotted coral fish

We travel early to the Sand Palms Motel and drop off bags, pick up lunches and travel on to Dundee and complete a full day Barra fishing chasing the almighty saltwater Barra, or bluewater and pelagic fishing depending on the tides and wind. Read full Barra & Bluewater itinerary....

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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!
Please see our amazing Barra to Sailfish Pelagics Bluewater 2015 Itinerary. This includes all the latest seat availability and start dates for the upcoming Safaris available.


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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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Increased Limit of 3 Barra per person per day for the Mary River, including Shady Camp, has been announced.
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