Fishing in Darwin and the Top End is world class and there are many diverse fishing habitats on offer - lush billabongs, big tidal rivers, mangrove-lined estuaries, a scattering of islands and hundreds of kilometres of unspoilt coastline. The pristine coastal waters are where some of the best tropical sportfishing action in the world takes place.
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Darwin Harbour is full of exotic fish but those seeking adventure can head into Arnhem Land, over to the Tiwi Islands, down to the Victoria or Daly Rivers in the Katherine region or into the Gulf region for a truly unforgettable fishing expedition. Huge, wide rivers like the Daly and Victoria are prime barra haunts, as are the networks of beautiful waterways found in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and the Mary River wetlands.

Fishing in the Top End is excellent all year round and while barramundi are most active from March to May, anglers can fish successfully at any time for a range of species. The northern regions of the Top End are also home to an array of other great sport and reef fish, including giant trevally (GT), queenfish, Spanish mackerel, cobia, black jewfish, golden snapper, red emperor, coral trout and marlin and sailfish.

You can hire a boat or bring your own, take a fully-guided fishing safari, stay at a remote fishing lodge or charter a mother ship - every type of angler and every type of fishing experience is catered for in the Northern Territory.

Must do:

Book a spot on a bluewater fishing boat and hook up some of the big fish just outside of Darwin’s harbour.

Head to Aboriginal Land and stay at one of the remote fishing lodges – a true Territory fishing experience!


Airborne Solutions Darwin Helicopter Tours

Locality: Darwin Region NT


Alex Julius Fishing Media

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Alex Julius Media provides the following: (1) production of authoritative print and digital media that entertains, informs, inspires and educates people interes...

Anglers Choice Fishing Safaris

Locality: The Peninsula Way NT

The best fishing in Darwin ISNT in Darwin. If you want to target quality fish in good numbers, then join us at Dundee Beach for a one day or extended fishing c...

Arafura Blue Water Charters

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Arafura Bluewater Charters are based in Cullen Bay, NT. We specialise in bluewater reef and game fishing charters. Our day tours are a unique opportunity to mak...

Banyan Farm Tourist Park

Locality: Daly River NT

Banyan Farm Tourist Park is the perfect choice for a fishing adventure on the Daly River. Situated right on the banks, our own private boat ramp and large moor...

Barra Boat HIre


Barra Boat Hire is a Darwin fishing and boating hire company with a great reputation for well-maintained boats and fishing equipment. Locally owned and operated...

BTC Parts & Accessories Pty Ltd

Locality: Darwin Region NT

BTC Parts & Accessories was established in 1995 and has been locally owned and run for that period. We have now evolved into a one stop shop for all your trail...

Clearwater Island Lodge

Locality: Tiwi Islands NT

Clearwater Island Lodge also known as Munupi Wilderness Lodge caters for the experienced sport fishing angler of every discipline, as well as those who would li...

Cobourg Fishing Safaris

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Cobourg Fishing Safaris are based out of Venture North's unique safari-style camp overlooking the bay of Port Essington. With a myriad of numerous fishing optio...

Corroboree Park Tavern

Locality: Wildlife And Wetlands NT

The Best Of The Top Ends Wetlands Are In Our Backyard. Barramundi fishing at our doorstep. Fresh or salt it's not far from our cool n shady glorious piece of t...

Crab Claw Island Resort

Locality: The Peninsula Way NT

Quality Accommodation, Quality Food, in a pristine wilderness environment

Daly River Barra Resort

Locality: Daly River NT

This is where to go to catch Barramundi!!! Imagine this... Spend a whole day fishing the Territory's most Barramundi laden river. After an action-filled day fi...

Daly River Roadside Inn

Locality: Daly River NT

The Daly River Inn is located on the banks of the magnificent Daly River, the renowned premiere barramundi fishing destination, and is located about 224 kilomet...

Darwin Barra and Crab

Locality: Darwin Region NT

We Cater for all, from the novice fisherman to the most experienced angler. Our tours in March April and May are 2-5 day extended charter, we take care of it a...

Darwin Barra Fishing Tours

Locality: Darwin Region NT

The Barramundi is arguably Australias most famous fish and the Northern Territory equally arguably is the best place in Australia for someone to catch their fir...

Darwin Game Fishing Club

Locality: Darwin Region NT

The objects and purposes of the Darwin Game Fishing Club are as follows – to enjoy and promote the sport of recreational fishing, to follow the rules and ethi...

Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters

Locality: Darwin Region NT

We have a package to suit almost anyone. Great fishing and fun guides will make your day special. Experienced guides over 15 years of experience understand fis...

Darwin Trailer Boat Club

Locality: Darwin Region NT

The club’s westerly aspect is ideal for witnessing Darwin’s famed tropical sunsets.Take a seat under the palms order cold ale and enjoy a truly amazing spe...

Darwin's North Australian Barra Fishing

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Introducing DNA Barra Fishing! D.N.A. Barra Fishing is a family owned and operated tourism service which has been operating in the Northern Territory since 19...

Dhipirri Barra and Sportsfishing Lodge

Locality: Arnhemland NT

The fishing trip you'll never forget...guaranteed!

Dundee Beach Holiday Park

Locality: Outer Darwin NT

The Lodge of Dundee is position perfect at Dundee Beach. On our 17 acre property we have Accommodation/Caravan Park/Camping/Bar Facility/Beach side beer garde...

Equinox Fishing Charters

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Specialists in Blue water, reef and game fishing charters. Fish 30 nautical miles from Darwin for the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime. Meals, rods, reels...

Groote Eylandt Lodge

Locality: Arnhemland NT

A unique cultural experience awaits you! Offering a relaxed and friendly, tropical atmosphere reflecting the lifestyle, hospitality and wishes of the Groote Eyl...


Locality: Outer Darwin NT

Helifish Tours specializes in helicopter fishing tours to remote areas of the Northern Territory and targets the iconic barramundi. Their tours are so much more...

Kakadu Fishing Tours

Locality: Kakadu National Park NT

Established 1994 owned and operated by S&J Summerton PO Box 78 JABIRU NT 0886

Leaders Creek Fishing Base

Locality: Outer Darwin NT

Fantastic Fishing and Mudcrabbing!

Lee & Jenny's Bush Camp

Locality: Daly River NT

Lee and Jenny’s Bush Camp is situated on the banks of the Daly River offering the comfort and availability of all the modern facilities within the setting of ...

Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Locality: Remote Nt Destinations NT

"remote" , "untouched", "privately owned", "self-driven 4WD tracks" are some of the adjectives used by our guests to describe Lorella and why they love it so mu...

Mary River Wilderness Retreat & Caravan Park

Locality: Mary River NT

Enjoy this accessible wilderness area with deluxe accommodation, boat hire, sunset river cruise (seasonal) fishing and bird watching. Beautiful walking tracks a...

Northern Territory Seafood Council

Locality: Darwin Region NT

The Northern Territory Seafood Council is the peak representative body of the seafood industry in the Northern Territory, representing some 222 businesses.

Offshore Boats - NT Boat Hire & Fishing Charters


Offshore Boats provides boat hire and fishing charters in Darwin, Northern Territory. Our 250hp, 7.5m Stabicraft is the only hire boat in the NT fully licensed ...

Outback Boat Hire

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Outback Boat Hire offer self drive trailer boat hire. They have 7 boats ranging from 4.1 metres to 5.6 metres. Fishing Equipment hire is also available. Kick ba...

Perrys on the Daly

Locality: Katherine NT

.... Ring now to book as we will only make 10 sites available to keep it quite and personal! Catch the Experience! Barramundi Sportsfishing and Top End Advent...

Phil's Affordable Barra Tours

Locality: Darwin Region NT

We take the hassle out of organising your Barramundi fishing tour! All you need to do is turn up at your capital city airport and we take care of everything els...

Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge

Locality: Wildlife And Wetlands NT

Situated in the heart of the beautifull Mary River Wetands, Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge is the ideal base to explore the wilderness of Australia's Top End - T...

Reel Screamin Barra Fishing

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Welcome you to Reel Screamin Barra Fishing. We are a locally owned and operated independent Tour operator pursuing our passion for fishing and offering our clie...

Reidys Fishing Lure Factory

Locality: Outer Darwin NT

At the Reidys factory you will see a huge range of their fantastic Lures. They also have a great range of arts and crafts and all the latest fishing information...

Remote Adventures NT

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Remote Adventures NT offers the best helifishing, scenic flights and custom adventure tours in the Top End. With over 20 years of flying experience, Mick Burbid...

Sealink NT

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Sealink NT operates ferry services, cruises, charters and tours on Darwin Harbour, the Tiwi Islands and other coastal locations.Take the ferry and choose from a...

Spring Tide Safaris

Locality: Darwin Region NT


Tiwi Island Adventures - Johnson River Camp

Locality: Tiwi Islands NT

Our Johnson River Camp represents the ultimate outback fishing adventure. The Camp is owned and operated by the Melville Island Lodge/Tiwi Islands Adventures te...

Tiwi Island Adventures - Melville Island Lodge

Locality: Tiwi Islands NT

Melville Island Lodge is situated on the fringe of Milikapati, a small and very friendly Tiwi Islands community, which is also known as Snake Bay. Our purpose-b...

Top End Boat Hire

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Top End Boat Hire has the only self drive houseboats and pontoon leisure craft in the NT. Experience the pristine water ways of the beautiful Corroboree Billabo...

Top End Houseboats (Mary River Houseboats)

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Also known as Mary River Houseboats. Family owned and operated on the banks of the pristine Corroboree Billabong, we have Houseboats by the day. Immerse yoursel...

Top End Seafaris

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Top End Seafaris offer Barra and Bluewater mothership fishing, offering fully catered and extremely comfortable remote extended fishing charters, or fully cater...

Top End Tackle World

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Top End Tackle World is a locally owned business operating for over 21 years in the Northern Territory and has the buying power of 51 tackle world stores across...

Venture North Australia

Locality: Darwin Region NT

Small group 4 wheel drive tours and private charters to many unique and remote locations throughout Northern Australia. Holders of exclusive permits for Kakadu,...

Wildman Wilderness Lodge Tours

Locality: Mary River NT

The wonders of nature take centre stage at Wildman Wilderness Lodge, situated in the heart of the Mary River National Park. Teeming with exotic wildlife, there...

Woolianna on the Daly

Locality: Daly River NT

Oasis in the bush, closest to the action barra fishing.