Jarbu Lodge

Croker Island
Minjilang NT, Australia

Located 200 km northeast of Darwin on Croker Island, Jarbu Lodge offers catering and fishing for up to nine guests at a time. This small and friendly lodge is operated by the owner Rob Hunt, who will take you out fishing for as long as you like, for hours and hours for days on end. Like all owner-guide run operations, this is operation is flawlessly enthusiastic and professional.

The lodge is just five minutes from an airstrip that is serviced by a commercial airline that runs to and from Darwin seven days a week, making this secluded paradise surprisingly accessible. At the same time, the its back yard is hundreds of acres of wetland, where wild Timor ponies run free, and it is based on private land with sole fishing rights stretching for miles and miles. Not only does Jarbu Lodge have fishing rights to a large coastal area on Croker Island, it also has exclusive use of a number of bays on the mainland. These areas have seldom been fished before, meaning new hot spots are still being discovered regularly. This makes for an unmatched fishing experience on remote and rarely fished waters.

Over 50 species of fish call these waters home, and during your stay you will have the opportunity to target any one of them. Whether you’re hoping to hook a prized Barramundi or to put up a colourful Red Emperor or Coral Trout, the professional guides at Jarbu Lodge will be with you every step of the way to offer advice or anecdotes when necessary. With top of the range equipment used on board and experienced professionals in techniques such as fly fishing and popping techniques, you will be able to perfect your skills in an environment where the only other boats you will see is the reflection of your own in the crystal clear water.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing & Lodging - 1 Person
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 862
    per person / day
    Package includes a minimum of 5 days fishing and 5 nights lodging at Jarbu Lodge. You will be staying in air conditioned or fan cooled eco-tourism bungalows that are just 100 metres from the beach and 500 meters from scenic wetlands filled with birds and other wildlife. Price includes air fare between Darwin and Croker Island.
  • Private trip
    Fishing & Lodging - 2 Persons
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 739
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    Package includes a minimum of 5 days fishing and 5 nights lodging at Jarbu Lodge. You will be staying in air conditioned or fan cooled eco-tourism bungalows that are just 100 metres from the beach and 500 meters from scenic wetlands filled with birds and other wildlife. Price includes air fare between Darwin and Croker Island.
  • Private trip
    Fishing & Lodging - 3 Persons
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 661
    per person / day
    3 persons minimum
    Package includes a minimum of 5 days fishing and 5 nights lodging at Jarbu Lodge. You will be staying in air conditioned or fan cooled eco-tourism bungalows that are just 100 metres from the beach and 500 meters from scenic wetlands filled with birds and other wildlife. Price includes air fare between Darwin and Croker Island.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Black Jewfish
Coral Trout
Queenfish

Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)
Sailfish
Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Tarpon
Threadfin Salmon
Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Dolphin (Center console) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha four stroke engine.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Minjilang to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Robert Hunt
Minjilang, Northern Territory, Australia
Member since September 2015
Rob Hunt owns and operates Jarbu Lodge, a secluded paradise on Croker Island in the Northern territory of Australia. He and the other fishing guides at the lodge specialize in providing a professional and enthusiastic service. He is passionate about maintaining the unique and untouched fishery that Jarbu Lodge has private access to, practicing catch and release where possible while educating his guests in the skills and techniques needed to hook the impressive and varied species that call the area home.