Darwin's North Australian Barra Fishing

Darwin Region

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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 1995. We offer our clients the opportunity to fish some of the most prestigious waterways in the NT - the mighty Barramundi is an NT icon, let us help you catch yours!

Our Guides:
Our guides have many many years combined fishing experience in the Northern Territory, and have a passion for fishing and want to share their knowledge and experience with you! Each of our guides hold tickets from a Master 5 to Coxswain, all are fully licensed and accredited tour operators, with current first aid qualifications so you can rest assured that you are in the best hands possible. Our guides will be only too pleased to take photographs of your catch to remember this rewarding and unique opportunity to fish the waters of the Northern Territory.

The Equipment & Boats:
You will fish using our Shimano rods with Shimano reels and braid lines. We cater for amateur fishermen as well as top level experienced anglers. Once Government controlled bag-limits are neared we encourage the use of catch-and-release techniques on our tours. Our boats are 6.51m Oceanmaster surveyed vessels; they are custom built and very stable, with the softest and smoothest ride in aluminium. All boats carry satellite phones for your safety and have full canopies to keep you sheltered from the hot sun. We use environmentally friendly Suzuki 250hp 4-stroke outboard motors.

We have a minimum number of two people per charter and a maximum of four people per boat, but can also accommodate larger groups as we have more than one boat in operation.


Fish the iconic waters of the Top End and catch your very own Baramundi! See awesome crocodiles and prolific Australian birdlife, while relaxing in our custom built shaded barra boats. Our guides have been fishing the Northern Territory for over 50 years, so everyone from beginners to the most experienced anglers can rest assured they're in the right hands.
All charters are fully inclusive of lunches, soft drinks, transfers ex Darwin, as well as your tackle, boat and guide - all you need is your camera!
You'll get:
*Plenty of fishing action
*Amazing scenery
*Experienced guides
*Fully accredited NT & Kakadu tour operators

Map & Directions

6 Bennett Street Darwin


We'll pick you up from your accommodation in Darwin at approximately 5:00 am, and travel straight to the days fishing hot spot to be out on the water at sunrise. You'll have a full day out on the water targeting Barramundi & will be safely back into town between 4-6pm.
Day trips run from May to November and destinations can include
* Corroboree Billabong on the Mary River
* The mighty South Alligator River in Kakadu National Park
* Dundee Beach
* Perron Islands
* Finniss River
* Darwin Harbour
* Adelaide River
* Leaders Creek
* Secret local big barra hot spots!! EXTENDED LIVE ABOARD CHARTERS DNA Barra Fishing now offer extended live-aboard mothership charters during the ‘Build Up’ (October - December) and the 'Run Off' (March - May) ** PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO BOOKING! ** THE FISHING - Fishing the pristine waters of Kakadu National Park (the Run Off), or Arnhem Land (the Build Up) in the Northern Territory, you’ll be targeting a huge variety of fish including Barramundi, Black Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon, Blue Salmon, Mangrove Jacks, Golden Snapper, Queenfish, & Giant Trevally to name a few. Due to the remote location of Kakadu and Arnhem Land you’ll definitely be fishing without the hassle of crowds! Breakfast & dinners are held aboard the mothership, prepared for you with plenty of fresh fish and mudcrabs! Lunches are provided during the days fishing along with cool drinks & water. We run with a limit of 4 clients per fishing boat to ensure utmost client comfort & to provide maximum fishing opportunity. Our fishing boats are Oceanmaster 651 Twisters, custom built for the territory with your safety and comfort our priority. Our experienced guides have been fishing the NT for 40 years so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Most charters give you 5 full days on the water, although we can organize a trip to suit your needs - j



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20% cancellation fee charged for any cancellations more than 30 days prior to departure
50% cancellation fee charged for any cancellations less than 14 days prior to departure
100% cancellation fee charged for any cancellations less than 10 days prior to departure

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