NT Runoff - Extended Barra Fishing Safaris (late February - Early May)

The Runoff is the period after the wet season where the floodplains are receding back into the rivers. This time is renown for the big barra coming in to feed on all the baitfish coming off the floodplains and into the major river systems and feeder creeks of the NT coastlines.

Based at the famous Shady Camp, you will fish the Mary River System and mouth as well as all the coastal creeks, including Chambers Bay, Tommycut, Sanpan and all the coastal Creeks that produce barra at this time of year.

Our Extended Barra Fishing Safaris include

  • Transfers ex you Darwin Accommodation in an accredited airconditioned 4WD
  • Accommodation in airconditioned motel style rooms
  • All meals (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day) and light refreshments whilst on board
  • All lures and tackle on a replace if lost or broken basis
  • An experienced and friendly guide

For land based Barra Fishing Safaris, accommodation is at Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge 19km from Shady Camp boat ramp. After a full day's fishing you will be able to relax in the pool with an ice cold beer. All meals are provided for from their bar/bistro.


Our boat accommodates up to 4 clients, but we are able to cater for larger groups.