Launching late 2017, Top End Sportfishing is based in Darwin, Northern Australia.

Depending on the season, the main target species are Black Marlin and Sailfish, although the crew regularly encounters Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and Wahoo.

Top End Sportfishing is very proud to be introducing the Pelagic Interceptor, Australia’s first custom built, double stepped hull, centre console sport fishing vessel. At 9m and powered by twin 250 HP Suzuki’s, ‘Y-Knot’ is fitted with the latest Furuno technology to keep us on the water all day every day, chasing our target species. The boat was designed by Chris Tucker of Chris Tucker Marine Design (CTMD) and built by PHa Welding & Marine. Y-Knot has numerous impressive inclusions to provide the ultimate in comfort and safety for our crew and guests.

Depending on weather conditions and personal preferences, they will tailor a trip to remember, with the aim of giving you the best adventure possible. All experience levels and ages welcome.

Offering qualified and friendly crew, skipper Richard Crookes provides more than 40 years of angling experience from Groote Island in the Northern Territory all the way to the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia.  His fishing tales and know-how will make your Darwin game fishing trip an experience of a lifetime.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day - Dundee Beach
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,829
    Offering full day offshore trips to these pristine waters. We cater for individuals, families and corporate groups, novices and experienced anglers. Game fishing is our specialty, and for those who prefer to full the freezer, we can hook you up to a variety of quality table fish such as Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Coral Trout, Snappers, etc which are in our waters all year round. Caught fish may be kept providing they meet the approved species, size and bag limit specs.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Ex Darwin
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,548
    Offering full day offshore trips to these pristine waters. We cater for individuals, families and corporate groups, novices and experienced anglers. For those who prefer to fill the freezer, we can hook you up to a variety of quality table fish such as: Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Coral Trout, Snappers, etc. which are in our waters all year round. Caught fish may be kept providing they meet the approved species, size & bag limit specs.
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About the Charter Operator

Top End Sportfishing
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
1 Fishing Report
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
DARWIN NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
Sweetlip Emperor Sweetlip Emperor
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pelagic Interceptor (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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No worries guys great to have you on board
Day out sailfish and read bottom fishing
Day out sailfish and read bottom fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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David V.
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Full day with captain Richard crookes

VERIFIED   Black & Blue - Full Day Charter on April 29, 2018
Amazing day on the water . My first Black Marlin at 180 lbs.I was a spent force but Richard and Callum kept me going...
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Little River, VIC
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Full day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   Black & Blue - Full Day Charter on August 10, 2018
Such a great day. Everything covered. They knew where we the best spots and found great eating for us   A wonderful safe boat...
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Christchurch, CAN
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Day out sailfish and read bottom fishing

VERIFIED   Black & Blue - Full Day Charter on October 27, 2018
Best captain I’ve ever been with. Just plain fantastic service. Got sail and loads of fish. Very safety...
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day – Ex Darwin on October 14, 2019
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FAQs about Top End Sportfishing

Top End Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,200 per group - Full Day – Ex Darwin (8 hours)
  • AU $2,600 per group - Full Day - Dundee Beach (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Top End Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Furuno TZT)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Top End Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Top End Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Top End Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top End Sportfishing include:
  • Barramundi
  • Black Jewfish
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Wahoo