River and Reef Fishing Charters
River and Reef Fishing Charters specialise in one day and extended barra fishing trips departing from Darwin.
Fishing locations include the South Alligator River, Shady Camp, Corroboree Billabong, the Mary River, the Adelaide River, Darwin Harbour and Bynoe Harbour. River and Reef Fishing Charters are a licensed Kakadu National Park sport fishing operator.
Their vessel is a 6.4 metre locally built Custom Works powered by a 200horse power 4 four-stroke outboard. The vessel is custom built, fitted with padded swivel seats, echo sounder, GPS, a first aid kit, satellite phone and all required safety equipment.
They use top quality tackle. Rods, reels and lures are used on a replace if lost or damaged basis.
Whilst Corroboree consistently delivers good fishing, it is also one of the Top Ends most scenic billabongs. Mixed in with your day chasing barramundi, you may see a wide variety of water birds, sea eagles, crocodiles, water buffalo and wild pigs.. If you choose we can spend some time fishing for saratoga amongst the lilies with surface lures, this type of fishing is very visual and whist sometimes the saratoga are hard to hook you may be hooked by the experience. Fishing this scenic lily and pandanus lined billabong is certainly something every one should experience
You will fish utilizing a variety of techniques, trolling, jigging & casting depending on conditions at the time. queenfish, tuna, mackerel & trevally are some of the species you may tangle with on this tour.. This tour is only available when the tides are building from the neap (small) to the spring tides (big) giving better water clarity which the pelagic of Darwin prefer. The departure and return times for this tour will also vary with the tides with the aim of having you on the water during the more productive fishing times.
Occurring at the end of the wet season when the floodplains are draining into the big rivers, Barramundi congregate at these Run Off locations for an easy feed. This congregation of Barra makes it easier than other times of the year to find the fish, this also offers one of the better opportunities to tangle with a trophy Barramundi over the magic metre mark.. Limited licenses are issued to operate sports fishing tours in heritage listed Kakadu National park and we have met the stringent guidelines set down to be one of the few guides able to operate within the park. These licenses limit pressure on the River and help to ensure a great fishery for years to come.. When fishing Kakadu we concentrate on the Sth Alligator River which is only 5 minutes from your accommodation at the Aurora Kakadu Resort. On the neap tides a trip to the mouth of the river is also possible to target Black Jew Fish &; Golden Snapper.