Fishing in the hotdog at the daly river

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:13
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OK we are not taking the portabote ,does anyone have contact info for the hire of boats in the daly river
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Reply By: Bigfish - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:36

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 19:36
The best thing to do is to google ...."boat hire Darwin". There are plenty of boats to hire. Anything from $250 to $500 a day. Minimum will be 4.5 meter. Work out exactly when you want it and how many will use it. Tides play a big role if fishing the Daly. There is also the tidal bore that could affect your day out too.
Look at the prices and then ring the owners. Definitely get a 4 stroke motor. both for quietness and fuel economy. Ask the owner about fishing the Daly as well. You will never beat local knowledge
It would probably be a good idea to set up camp at the Daly a couple of days before you actually fish. This way you will info from fellow campers and also if the fish have shut down (and they do!!), then you can plan another attack.

Good luck and tight lines
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Reply By: Steve in Kakadu - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 20:25

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 20:25
Firstly you don't need a boat, all you need is a good pair of legs a pretty face and a hand line.130 cm Barra

Call this mob Hooked up Boat Hire
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 21:21

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 21:21
Depending when you go, distances to fishy areas can be quite large.
Maybe worthwhile to consider charter as an option.
I went with Andrew Darby at Banyan Farm, and was one of my most enjoyable fishing days. When I looked into it, it was the economical option, and he lives there and knows the river.
No affiliation etc, just a very happy punter.
Cheers, Bob
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 06:40

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 at 06:40
Good advice
When fishing in new areas I like to use charters or hire a guide

Local knowledge is everything!

I have fished the top end with charters and caught personnel bests and are some of my best fishing memories. I have mates that have gone to the same areas with their own boat and had sausages for dinner

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Reply By: harry & the hobbit - Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:23

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:23
We have hired a boat at the Mango farm which is also a good place to stay. However the Daly is not a easy river to fish unless you are familiar with it.I agree with previous posts, hire a guide. You will learn a lot and stay safe and may even catch a metre plus Barra.
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