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    Fishing tours/ trips in the N.T

    Can anyone recommend at fishing trips in N.T or around there?
    My dad, my brother, my nephew and myself want to do a trip up that way and fish for some Barra. We want to use a guide of course. Maybe stay somewhere up there for three or so days???

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    Forgoten the name I think they call it Barra Base these days off the tip of Arnhem land
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Can anyone recommend at fishing trips in N.T or around there?
    My dad, my brother, my nephew and myself want to do a trip up that way and fish for some Barra. We want to use a guide of course. Maybe stay somewhere up there for three or so days???

    Cheers.
    What time of year are you going?
    That will depend where/who will suit you best.

    I lived in darwin for 13 years but been gone a while now.
    Using a guide is def way to go for that once in a lifetime experience BUt be aware it will be a once in a lifetime price as well
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    What time of year are you going?
    That will depend where/who will suit you best.

    I lived in darwin for 13 years but been gone a while now.
    Using a guide is def way to go for that once in a lifetime experience BUt be aware it will be a once in a lifetime price as well
    I assume in the dry season. I dont even really know where to start looking at this. Done a bit of googling i dont really know who to look for or at.

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    Dry Season you are talking Saltwater (all species) and River (Barra and Salmon) or, if you want Barra and only Barra, the Billabongs

    IMHO the saltwater option is the go (mainly cause I loooove Mud Crabs)
    If you want full facility camping then places like Crab Claw are pretty good.
    http://www.crabclawisland.com.au/

    If you want specialist fishing guides there are heaps.
    If they suck they don't last long so go with someone that has a bit of history or specialises in an area
    Good tip is ask the mob at wherever you decide to stay.

    The guides won't be all that cheap BUT... they have exactly the right gear and know exactly which lures and colours are working at any given time.
    Barra are a tricky fish, they are the laziest mofo in the water and you can hit 'em on the scone with a lure and they will ignore it.

    You can flog the water for hours without a strike then someone will turn up and catch the buggers from right under your nose.

    I have been involved with Fisheries up there and they will work an area with electroshock equipment and there will be a couple of hundred in an area no one has caught a fish all day

    Most dry season barra spots are a few hours each way from Darwin and pretty much boat access only
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    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    Thanks et. I had in mind to stay "on site" and have everything booked before we leave.

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    I just sent this mob an email asking for more info.
    http://www.ntfishing.com.au/
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    Always wanted to do this with my father when he retired.

    Unfortunately died before this could happen.
    Hmmm got me thinking now.
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    Mudski if you are not set on the dry season, the run-off is the best fishing you'll ever see. Places like Shady Camp (Mary River) with a decent guide for a day could see you boat a hundred Barra and the birdlife etc. is fantastic.

    Think April, talk to the guides and if you are flexible enough, and prepared to drop everything and go when they recommend, then you will have a fat time!
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    You need to go at "Knock em" down season which should be around this time of year.
    Knock em down is when the winds flatten all the Pandanas grass around the place.
    Some call it the "run off" I suppose, this is when all the water is draining off the Arnhem
    Plateau.
    I lived up Darwin for a year and a half, best place on the Planet if you ask me.
    Not sure you want to be waiting too much longer, I take it you want to book for next year.
    as I think the best fishing is happening as we write, IMO
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    Yeah this will be for next year.
    @FNQGQ. i would prefer the dry season. I dont particularly want to be fishing in a monsoon. Lol.
    But we'll wait and see if this mob returns my email.
    Anyone else i should be contacting?

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