You and your crew have multiple days to chase any number of species, or to just concentrate on that dream fish.
With safaris you don’t have the stress of racing back into town or trying to jam too much into one day. We make our way back to the nearby lodge accommodation in the afternoon, so you can kick back by the pool with a beer, and tell tall tales of the days battles.
We fish multiple tides and changing weather patterns. As most fishos are aware even minor changes in the barometer or moon phase on a particular day can effect the fishing, but with multiple days this can be overcome.
During the late ‘wet’ season and ‘runoff’ safaris are generally conducted out in the famous Mary River System or Shady Camp as it is better known. Here we hunt big trophy Barra, Threadfin Salmon and Jewfish. As mentioned in other areas of this site, advanced bookings are essential to gain a spot in this popular time of year.
Normally once the Runoff slows down at the end of April we move our safaris out to Dundee Beach. Here there is a huge array of fish to target in many different environments. Barra, salmon and jewfish are found in the Finnis Rivers and can be caught right through the dry season into the build up. Out on the Blue Water tasty reef species and line screaming pelagics abound, and with so much fishing area to target you have a great chance at locking into some first class sport fishing.
Meals are provided (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last) and most crews love to bring some catch back from the day to be cooked up by resident lodge chefs. Mud crabs also rank high in the culinary department and can be caught or purchased alive from local pro crab fisherman. Tucker doesn’t get much fresher than that!
Anywhere from 2x day to over week long trips can be organised. Extended safaris (conducted after the Runoff has finished) can incorporate a day on the billabong, or spent in one of the harbors for a change of pace.
We can also run extendeds out to the magnificent Daly River where the Barra Nationals and Classic competitions are held each year. Another option is freshwater Billabong Safaris that fish the multiple wetlands to the east of Darwin like Corroboree, Hardies and Shady Camp Fresh Water Lagoon. All quite different environments.
There is sure to be an adventure that suits you, and your crew!
– Pick up and drop off at accommodation via air conditioned 4WD Tourist Vehicle
– Iced water and soft drinks
– All meals (excluding breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last)
– Fresh Fruit and snacks
– Quality Fishing Tackle (on a replace if lost or broken basis)
– 30+ sun screen and insect repellent
– Qualified and experienced guide
– Comfortable 6 meter Aluminium guiding vessel with shade canopy and 80lb bow mount electric motor.
– A refreshment stop on the way there if you want to buy some breakfast or last minute supplies
– Flight approved boxes so you can take some frozen catch home
What to bring?
– Sun hat and/or buff style head scarf
– Camera and spare batteries
– Sunglasses (polarized being the best)
– Cool light protective clothing
– Motion sickness medication if you are prone to seasickness (except on billabong tours)