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Estuary Escapes Fishing Charters

Di and Brian Hutchinson welcome you to their owner operated personal fishing escapes business.

An experience of a lifetime for your next fishing escape in the Northern Territory.

Estuary Escapes offers half and full day fishing escapes in the Darwin region, as well as extended escapes throughout the year, targeting Barramundi and other tropical estuary and sports fish species.

Estuary Escapes, a fun day on the water from novice anglers to the experienced. They teach inexperienced anglers how to fish with a variety of tackle and techniques.

Estuary Escapes Fishing Charters hold a fishing tour operators licence for the Northern Territory and safety is the priority in remote fishing escapes.

Barramundi runoff escapes are available from late February to May with other escapes available for the rest of the year to early December, depending on the wet season.

Travel in the comfort of a custom built boat - MV Reel Escape, a Sea Adex Typhoon 6 designed to target barramundi and other estuary sports fish.


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Run Off Fishing Escapes 1 - 6 Days

Shady Camp / Mary River / Daly River / Dundee Beach.
The Northern Territory Runoff is the prime time of year to plan your escape. This time of year, the Runoff from the wet season makes its way to the coast. Barra of all sizes school in the big river systems. They come for one reason; to feed. They feed on the myriad of baitfish being swept downstream with the last of the floodwaters.
‘Shady Camp’, part of the Mary River is famous for trophy Barra. This is the time to target truly large fish. You never know, you just may land a metery.
The Runoff is what to look forward to every year, as not many experiences in fishing compare to seeing a very large Barra jump out of the water. Plenty of Crocodiles and birds also make the most of the abundance of bait in the river systems.
Targeting Barra through trolling and casting at this time of year, You just never know when a metery will strike, and there is no need to be gentle at this time of year.

Billabong Barramundi Fishing Escapes

Get a real taste of the real Northern Territory on this billabong tour - Barra, Crocodiles, Birdlife and breathtaking scenery.

The NT has many billabong and inland water ways within easy access of Darwin. On an extended billabong barramundi fishing escape, you will overnight at lodge or motel accommodation then fish a different location from one day to the next.

While fishing these areas, you will get to experience some of the Northern Territory’s most scenic locations - home to Barramundi, Saratoga, Sooty Grunter and Tarpon, all adding to what will be a most memorable escape.

Darwin Day & Extended Fishing Escapes

Getting out and about with a local Barra guide can be a great way to learn about fishing the harbours and river systems in and around Darwin, such as Darwin Harbour, Bynoe Harbour, Dundee Beach, Shady Camp, The Finniss and Little Finniss rivers, Finniss Fresh, Corroboree Billabong, Leaders Creek and Saltwater Arm to name a few.
Day trips or extended trips are available to all of the above locations. You can even fish a different location each day on an extended Fishing Escape.
You are picked up and dropped off to your Darwin home, with morning tea, lunch and cold water all included in the price. All high quality rods, reels and tackle is provided for the trip.


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