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Australian SportFishing Charters Mothership Iron lady anchored near East Arnhem Land NT
Captain Dan wit a Giant Barramundi Catch off East Arnhem Land Arafura Sea
Australian Sportfishing Charters mothership Iron Lady  off the coast of East Arnhem Land

Australian Sportfishing Charters

For 27 years, Australian Sportfishing Charters has offered multi-day sportfishing in remote East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

From the Roper River in the Gulf to the offshore Bromby Islands, English Company Islands, and the Wessel Islands, the mangrove-lined rivers of Arnhem Bay and Buckingham Bay. Whether it's the iconic Barramundi or the fast, exciting strike of a Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Queenfish, or Marlin, the NT has it all. While most groups’ prime target is the Barramundi, which is exceptionally good in estuaries, headlands, and creeks, there is also the opportunity to catch Fingermark, GTs, Mangrove Jacks, Estuary Cod, Salmon, and Barracuda.

Fish from sun up to sun down, and you'll be rewarded with a hot shower, delightful food, and a crispy cold beverage at the end of the day on the mothership, the Iron Lady. She is a 65-foot luxury live-aboard motor yacht – equipped with full air-conditioning sleeping arrangements for 8 guests (3 bedrooms, each with ensuite), a large saloon, an open-air deck upstairs and four tenders to cater smaller, more personalised fishing adventures. The lady is used as ‘home base’ throughout the duration of your fishing charter with an on-board gourmet chef, a hostess and multiple fishing guides, plus Captain Dan – you couldn’t be better looked after during your charter. Book a 4, 5, or 7-day shared charter or customise your adventure.

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    Fishing in Arnhem Land

    Australian Sportfishing Charters offers guided sportfishing in remote East Arnhem Land, located in the northeastern part of the Northern Territory. The beautiful Top End, with its many islands and estuaries, is renowned for its pristine landscapes, rich Indigenous culture, and exceptional fishing opportunities.

    In addition to a diverse number of fish species, the region boasts unspoilt rivers, headlands, and creeks that are home to the iconic Barramundi. The nearby Wessel or English Company islands offer a spectacular change of scenery with waters that are virtually unfished.

    You will be living aboard the mothership Iron Lady for 4-7 days in a shared or private charter with an onboard Chef and Hostess and numerous Fishing Guides. The Iron Lady has 3 cabins, each with an ensuite, fully air-conditioned, a large saloon, and an open-air deck for dining upstairs. Four tenders and guides cater to smaller, more personalised daily fishing adventures- you couldn’t be better looked after during your charter.

    4-7 Day Sportfishing Charters

    Big skies over the Gulf, remote anchorages, the spear of a Marlin piercing out of the inky blue, a streak of colour in turquoise waters as a yellowfin hooks on to your line, crocs on the banks of mangrove-lined estuaries, and inching in the dingy through thick country chasing a Barra—this is Australian Sportfishing Charters.

    Book a 4, 5, or 7-day charter aboard the luxury 65-foot motor yacht Iron Lady, where you will enjoy first-class meals from the Chef and Hostess, full air conditioning, sleeping arrangements for 8 guests (3 cabins, all with their own ensuite), a large saloon, an open-air deck upstairs, and four tenders with multiple fishing guides to cater to smaller, more personalised daily fishing adventures. Captain Dan has 27 years of experience sportfishing – you couldn’t be better looked after during your charter.

    Roper River Fishing

    Unleash your angler’s instinct and indulge in the thrills of reeling in a variety of prized catches on the Roper River fishing charter. Your charter will begin in Darwin, departing on the Grumman Mallard Amphibian Aircraft and arrive on the back deck of the “Iron Lady” mothership after just two hours.

    Once onboard, our chef and hostess serve breakfast. The fishing gear is loaded into skiffs, ready for you to catch your first Barramundi in the NT. The “Iron Lady” becomes your home away from home while your fishing adventure unfolds. Our seasoned guides take you to chosen hotspots and impart local wisdom and advanced fishing techniques.

    The Roper River, teeming with fish species, is renowned as one of Australia’s premier fishing destinations. This magnificent river flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria and is navigable for almost 170 km. With its pristine waters and thriving ecosystem, the Roper River attracts fishing enthusiasts worldwide. Captain Dan and the Australian Sportfishing Charters crew know the river intimately. You can be confident that they know exactly where to take you in search of the elusive “metrey” Barramundi, and competition is virtually nonexistent.

    Phone to book a 4-7-day shared or private charter.

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