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AboutDarwin's Barra Base Fishing Tours

Darwin’s Barra Base has a long history of providing fishing safaris in the Northern Territory.

Our boat is a locally made Raysea and has been custom built to suit the local conditions. Not only is it a comfortable 7.8 meters long with seating for 6 people, but it also has a 250hp Yamaha engine, live bait tanks and all the technology you need to locate your next prize Barramundi. We have also decked it out with a canopy and a fridge/freezer to ensure your food and beverages are kept fresh and cold for a hard days fishing.

To ensure the ultimate catch, we provide you with the latest fishing gear, such as Shimano rods & reels, lures and plenty of advice.

Our People

Darwin’s Barra Base is an all Australian business and our guides have an in-depth understanding of the Top End and a serious passion for fishing. We spend every day on these waterways making us local knowledge experts, the knowledge that we share with our clients to ensure a successful day on the water.

Our location

Our Barramundi fishing tours are located at Shady Camp on the Mary River. This world-class, internationally recognised destination offers perfect conditions for the hard-hitting Barramundi.

Shady Camp, which coincidentally is not known for its shade, offers both fresh and saltwater Barramundi fishing options. It is 2-1/2hrs drive from Darwin along a highway, with the last 60km a graded dirt road. From Darwin, you follow the Arnhem Highway and turn off at Point Stuart Road until you get to the Shady Camp turn off. These roads are well signposted.

At Shady Camp, there is camping, parking and toilet facilities. There is a viewing deck where you can enjoy the scenery and watch numerous crocs patrolling the area in pursuit of their next meal.