Darwin Barramundi Fishing Charters

Darwin Barramundi Fishing Charters

Best Barramundi Fishing Charters in Darwin

Darwin: 8 fishing charters available
Darwin
trips from $345
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(192 reviews)
Darwin
trips from $124
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(12 reviews)
Darwin
trips from $213
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(51 reviews)
Howard Springs
trips from $348

Barramundi Fishing in Darwin

Barramundi
  • Size 2 to 7kg (5 to 15lbs)
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore, Backcountry

(Lates calcarifer)

Barramundi fishing charters in Darwin are numerous, just like the praised fish they’re after. Allegedly boasting the highest number of ‘Barra’ in Australia, it’s no wonder that Darwin attracts many anglers. If you happen to walk down Darwin Harbour, you will meet many charters just ready to get the boat moving. And we can’t blame them. After all, Barramundi is featured on nearly every menu in Australia. These fish are nutritious, mild, and more importantly, put up a nice fight. Now, taking sides is not well mannered, but if you have one day to fish in Darwin, spend it aboard a local Barramundi fishing charter.

When and where to go fishing for Barramundi in Darwin

You can get them any time of the year, but as they migrate, you’ll need to know where to head. From end-February until the month of May, as a rule, Barra hide around run-off creeks and tidal rivers. This is the prime time to get some huge Barramundi. As the rivers get swollen from the wet season floods, so do the fish from all the blooming life they can feed on. During the run off season, prominent Barra hot spots include the Mary River at Shady Camp, Sth Alligator River, Daly River, and at times Darwin Harbor itself. Most of the charter guides will pick you up in Darwin and then head out towards the hot spots.

Come May, Barra move to billabongs and creeks, and mostly stay there until November. The best know is the Corroboree Billabong where you will not only get Barra, but also have breath-taking scenery to yourself and a display of local fauna. Look out for river mouths and creeks.

How to catch Barramundi in Darwin?

A good thing about fishing for Barra is that many different techniques can do the trick. These hard fighters move around various habitats, and are excited by various prey. Barramundi feed on insects, prawns, and fish (sometime even smaller specimens of Barra themselves), which means that you can use lures, live bait or fly. Use live mullet and minnows as live bait, or minnow pattern lures as artificials. Night time is as good as an early morning, and you can move your lure and bait around muddy waters. You can go trolling or casting, but given their habitat, casting may prove more effective. You will want to be able to reach the nooks and crannies where Barra dwell.

Darwin Barramundi Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Barramundi fishing in Darwin varies slightly throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is January to February and June to December. There is no closed season.
Darwin
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 25,511 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Barramundi Fishing in Darwin

Dont be he'll bent on Barra, they are sneaky bastard, but go with Cap Flo and catch magnificent fish, especially spanish mackeral, Pete got an 83, Matt was just as close, big fish big excitement great day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont be he'll bent on Barra, they are sneaky bastard, but go with Cap Flo and catch magnificent fish, especially spanish mackeral, Pete got an 83, Matt was just as close, big fish big excitement great day
Ondine  L.
Ondine L. Adelaide, South Australia
Go on Fishing Charters Darwin. Professional and made sure a great experience was had by all!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go on Fishing Charters Darwin. Professional and made sure a great experience was had by all!
Nicola  B.
Nicola B. Prospect, SA
Definitely, we took our 2boys aged 16 and 13, their first time fishing and they loved it-they are hooked ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely, we took our 2boys aged 16 and 13, their first time fishing and they loved it-they are hooked ?
Fiona  L.
Fiona L. Sydney, NSW
Take plenty of sunscreen and hat and sunglasses full day is a long day but well worth it. Totally enjoyed myself
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take plenty of sunscreen and hat and sunglasses full day is a long day but well worth it. Totally enjoyed myself
Hall  S.
Hall S. Vale Park, South Australia
Be prepared for the heat, and definitely use Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the heat, and definitely use Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters.
Jed  S.
Jed S. Ryde, NSW
A wonderful day out in an incredible place. This is what memories are made of !!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
A wonderful day out in an incredible place. This is what memories are made of !!!
Rodney  L.
Rodney L. Australia
Sun protection, plenty of water and a safe reliable large boat, with an experienced skipper who knows where the fish are
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sun protection, plenty of water and a safe reliable large boat, with an experienced skipper who knows where the fish are
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Diamond Creek, Victoria
Go with Darwin fishing charters, it is a great day and is well worth it if it your first time fishing in Darwin.... you won't regret it !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Darwin fishing charters, it is a great day and is well worth it if it your first time fishing in Darwin.... you won't regret it !
David  C.
David C. Sydney, New South Wales
Come with a sense of adventure and a good dose of humour. As it is well worth the effort with Keith.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Come with a sense of adventure and a good dose of humour. As it is well worth the effort with Keith.
Frank  R.
Frank R. Frewville, South Australia