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Run off Barra Fishing


Shady Camp, Kakadu, Daly River

Barramundi Prime Time!


As wet season floods recede its all about Barra in the top end!

Barra fishing in Darwin heats up as the wet season comes to a close. The humidity drops and cool breezes start tickling the coast line of the top end. At this prime time of the year there is no better place to be than aboard an extended fishing charter with Watty and Barefoot Fishing Safaris.
Big numbers of big Barra and King Threadfin fill the rivers to gorge on the masses of bait being forced from flood[plains as river systems recede.
This is peak season and peak fishing. Fishing either Shady Camp, Kakadu or the Daly river you will enjoy amazing scenery, calm water and the best Barra fishing the country has to offer! 

As the massive floodplains of the Northern Territory iconic Barra fishing locations such as the Mary, Daly, Finnis, South and East Alligator rivers start to subside, millions of bait fish and other Barra treats have nowhere else to go but downstream. If a Barramundi is on your bucket list a Darwin Barra Fishing Charter at this time of year should be high on your list of priorities.

This creates a barra fishing heaven as big hungry barra gather to gorge themselves on the tasty tucker flowing off the floodplains.

With your rod in hand atop the large casting deck of Barefoot II you just need to add your lure or fly to the water for the chance to snag a majestic barramundi!

Cricket-score catches can happen at this time of the year as well as providing the ideal conditions to chase the heart-thumping arm-pumping 100cm-plus barra we call meterys – the holy grail for every barra fisho.

Along with the best barra fishing the Territory has to offer Watty also has a few sneaky spots to find a tasty mud crab, snapper or jewfish for a change of pace and something different on the table.

Fishing locations change according to the best tides and conditions but all packages include meals and accommodation while on tour. Barefoot provides, ice water and meals during each day of fishing and air-conditioned rooms for a well-earned rest after each day of piscatorial battle.

Without a doubt this is one of the best times of year for your Darwin Barra Fishing Charter with Barefoot Fishing Safaris.



  • Day 1- travel to fishing location after airport or hotel pickup in Darwin. Settle in to lodgings for afternoon pickup or get on the water for morning pickup.
  • Day 2-7 Full days of fishing 0600-1600 then back to the lodge for swim, meal, rest.
  • Last day, two options.
    • 1: Off the water 1300, head back to Darwin.
    • 2: Full day fishing, travel back to darwin the following morning.



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Full Package

  • All meals while on tour
  • All accomodation on tour
  • All fishing equipment
  • All transfers to and from fishing and Darwin accomodation

Boat only package

  • All fishing equipment
  • All transfers to and from fishing and Darwin accomodation

Price Guide


There are two different pricing options.

  • Full package: Guided fishing, standard meals and accomodation included. 
  • Boat only package: Guided fishing only included. Clients pay for meals and accomodation they choose each night.


Not Included


  • Alcoholic drinks/soft drinks


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