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Where To Go Barramundi Fishing

The Northern Territory is by far and away the best place to catch barramundi. That is because the Top End has the right habitat, and lots of it. There has been little impact from agriculture and the like.

Barramundi live in fresh and salt water and can be caught in rivers, lagoons and along the coast. The fish tend to congregate in certain areas with the changing seasons.

Fishermen who target big barramundi tend to fish the lower sections of big tidal rivers such as the Daly, Mary, Adelaide, and East and South Alligator Rivers, and some coastal creeks. Most big fish are caught just after the wet season.

The Northern Territory has excellent roads to boat ramps on most of its wild rivers, but finding barramundi hotspots on these vast waterways can be daunting.

That’s why many people hire professional barramundi guides.

The Northern Territory has a stocked dam which provides good fishing at times. Manton Dam is about an hour’s drive south of Darwin, and is a picturesque and safe place to take a family barramundi fishing.

Billabongs are popular venues for mostly smaller barramundi, which are caught in a setting among lillies and loads of wildlife. Billabongs also hold freshwater sportfish such as saratoga and tarpon. Never be tempted to have a swim though as big crocodiles are abundant in the NT.

Daly River barramundi

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