Extended Fishing Charters
Our Extended Fishing Charters run during the Runoff and the Buildup. During these charters we target specific species, including Barramundi, Jew Fish, Threadfin Salmon and bluewater sportfish.
Extended Fishing Charters Include:
- Transfers ex Darwin
- Accommodation in motel style air-conditioned rooms
- All meals (except breakfast the first day and dinner the last night)
- Lures and tackle (on a replace if lost or broken basis)
- An experienced and friendly guide
What to Expect
Depending on the tides you have chosen you will be either trolling the river mouths or casting creeks and coastal areas. Both of these styles produce quality Barramundi as well as Threadfin Salmon up to and over 1 metre long.
Once collected in an accredited Tourist Vehicle we take care of all the particulars of your Charter. You have a choice of being picked up the morning of your first day (around 5:00am) from your accommodation or the afternoon before your first day. Many of our clients take up this option when they land in Darwin on an afternoon flight. We collect you from the Airport and transfer you to your accommodation in preparation for your Charter. This gives clients time to relax and meet with Jarrod and discuss the next few days.
On extended charters you will spend 8 – 9 hours on the water per day. All meals are provided for whilst on tour. Depending on the tides. Breakfast will either be at your accommodation or on the boat. Lunches are varied from packed mixed salads right through to steak sandwiches. Dinner is at the Lodge’s Bistro, with clients being able to order their meals from the menu. You will also have the opportunity to cook your catch. This is a popular choice for clients.
Soft drinks and water are available on board. For BYO, if you go out the afternoon before you will have the opportunity to purchase on the way. If you are heading out the morning of your Charter, you will need to purchase this prior to departure.
During the Runoff we are based at Shady Camp, where you will be fishing the Mary River system as well as Chambers Bay and Coastal Creeks. During the Buildup, fishing locations include Shady Camp and Dundee Beach.
Runoff Barra Fishing Charters
Availability: February – May
Target Species: Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon
During the Runoff, we are based at Shady Camp on the Mary River. Renown for metre barra as well as threadfin salmon, you will either be trolling the river mouth of Sampan or Tommycut for barra and threadfin salmon or in a coastal creek or gutter casting for barra amongst the logs or along the bank.
Pricing: from $670 per person per day
Buildup Fishing Charters
Availability: September – Early December
Target Species: Barramundi, threadfin salmon, bluewater pelagics, Mud Crabs
The Buildup, your second chance for the year to target metre barra. This is the time they congregate at the river mouths to breed. The threadfin salmon turn up again, with double hookups not uncommon. The jewfish are on the bite and the bluewater pelagics are cruising our warm waters.
Pricing: from $670 per person per day.