DNA Barra Fishing - Darwin

Darwin NT, Australia

DNA Barra Fishing is a family owned and operated business in the beautiful Top End, and are one of the very few charters with a permit to fish in the Kakadu National Park. They also fish for barramundi at South and East Alligator Rivers, as well as all other Kakadu waterways and billabongs. These charter operators are passionate about Barramundi fishing and make it their goal to put their guests on as many Barramundi as possible.

You will fish aboard their 21 foot Ocean Master 6.51 Twister aluminum fishing boat, which was originally built in 2008. It is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and has a capacity for 4 people. The boat is equipped with a GPS and EPIRB, as well as all the necessary safety features in form of a first-aid kit, fire extinguishers, flares, life jackets and a CPR-trained crew. This boat also has an anchoring system which is super useful when you find the perfect spot full of fish and want to stay there in order to catch them.

You will fish in the South and East Alligator Rivers for Barramundi, as well as Mary River system, including Corroboree Billabong, Shady Camp, Daly River, Hardy’s Billabong and the Adelaide River region. Other targeted species will be Cod, Black Jewfish, Queenfish, Mangrove Snapper, Threadfin Salmon and Giant Trevally. The crew will provide all the fishing gear, lunch and soft drinks, so you can relax and enjoy. You will also have transfers from Darwin included in the price.

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Boat Specs

Ocean Master 6.51 Twister (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 250HP Yamaha engine.

21 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Jewfish


Snapper (Mangrove)
Threadfin Salmon

Trevally (Giant)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
G-Loomis, Shimano
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Darwin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Charter Operator

DNA Barra Fishing
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Member since May 2015
DNA Barra Fishing is run by Duane Trouchet and his father Greg. Duane is the main guide and part owner of the company. They have lived and fished in the Territory since 1980, and love every day spent on the water. After graduation, Duane sought work in the fishing industry and managed to secure a position as an apprentice Outboard Technician and graduated in 1993. His father and himself started the company in 1995.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

3 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Didn’t get to go out with DNA!! Booked the trip and paid deposit on 14/06/2016 to fish on 09/09/2016 with DNA.  Received a ph call from a different charter late in the afternoon the day before our fishing trip, being advised that DNA could not take us out and this other charter would take us in stead!! DNA did not contact us at all with an explanation or apology.

Diana Forbes  • Fished September 9, 2016
DNA Barra Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 23, 2016

Hi Diana,
Please accept our apologies that you were not called and advised of the change - we had unexpected issues with our boat and we were flat out trying to get things sorted in time for your charter. Unfortunately we were unable to get things fixed in time so organsied another reputable charter operator to take you so you wouldn’t miss out. I’m sorry we didn’t call and will take your advice on board if this ever happens again.
We really hope you had a great day out!
Kind regards,
Erin & Duane
DNA Barra Fishing

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This was the best tour guide I have seen in years. A real people person. No fish disappointed but guide was awesome.

Steve Graddock  • Fished July 7, 2015
DNA Barra Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 30, 2015

Thanks Steve, we appreciate your feedback! Hope to get you back up here again some day..

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