darwin Barra fishn tour operators

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:11
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G'day all,

We are looking to go to darwin in April to try some Barra fishing.

Can anyone reccomend a good tour operator for a 3 day trip??

Cheers

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:41

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 16:41
" Darwin Barra Fishing "

I have used them a dozen times and they are brilliant .
info@darwinbarrafishing.com.au

Cheers ,

Willie
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Follow Up By: Ozman - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 18:03

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 18:03
Thanks Willie.

A dozen times.... lucky bugger!!

Are there any special do's or don'ts. Anything special we should know? Places to avoid

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:03

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:03
Dave ,

April is a great time to go because it is a good time to fish the run-off . This is the end of the wet where the water is still running off the floodplains into the creeks and rivers .

It is the best time of the year to fish and there are a lot of big fish to be caught if the wet season has been a good one .

Ask Darwin Barra to fish the run-off and stay out at the South Alligator Hotel . Great run-off fishing plus a swimming pool when you get back at night .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:07

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:07
Dave ,

If they are booked out , ask them for a recommendation . They are good people and will steer you clear of the lazy guides and get you onto a good operator.

Unless you already have rods and reels , don't bother to buy them or lures . They always have great gear and if you lose lures or break a rod you pay them for it but otherwise , using their gear costs nothing .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:41

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:41
Hi Dave
You could also try Russell Kenny at NT Barra Fishing
Ph 08 89451841 or email ntbarrafishing@bigpond.com
He fishes the Daly River as well as Arnhemland but you have to book early.
Will be up there myself in April.
Good luck, Cheers Poppy
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:27

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:27
Dave ,

Poppy is spot on there - Russel is good too , but I am not sure that the Daly would be as good as the South Alligator in the runoff .

I have fished with Russell in Arnhemland four times or more when he was at Maningrida and reckon he is up with the best of them . Not sure what his new Arnhemland camp is like though , as I have not been there and I have heard no reports of it .

Be careful if you go on the Daly in April , that your dates are not the same as the Barra Nationals . That week is a disaster - big boats with big motors roaring up and down the river .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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