The Ultimate Barramundi, Sport, Fly and Reef Fishing Destination

If you’re looking forward to great Build-up fishing in 2017, it’s impossible to ask for a better wet season.

Following steady Build-up rain right from September, the Top End’s first monsoon arrived the week prior to Christmas and lingered well into the week after New Year. Heavy rainfalls were reported around Darwin and the Daly district south west of Darwin. Arnhem Land copped a deluge as well.  All the major Top End rivers were swollen with above average falls over January, March and April.

Serious monsoonal rainfall was widespread with great falls right through Arnhem Land where places like Maningrida received more than 100mm of rain in a day. The huge river catchments and floodplains that feed into the Barra Lodge’s big tidal rivers  have been  overflowing with life-giving fresh waters. It developed into an inland sea so amazing Runoff fishing  was  assured.

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A terrific 108cm barra for Lodge regular, Peter Scott, who was over the moon with his first ever metrey. Peter fished with his dad Peter Scott senior, Trevor Scott & Reginald Watchman and reported that on their first day out at the Lodge they landed 140 barra in a hectic fishing session of double and triple hook-ups!

With the  great Wet  Season we have had  this year,  it’s a  given that the 2017  Build-up in October and November will also produce record catches with lots of big barra amongst them.  Secure your booking now for this limited season late in the year.

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The Accommodation at Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge

The Lodge

The lodge features 12 safari suites, each complete with luxury furnishings, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning and front deck.

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The Fishing at Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge

The Fishing

The remote and extensive waterways in this region have a well earned reputation for offering some of the best barra fishing in the world.

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The Location of the Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge


Located on the far north coast of the Northern Territory, Arnhem Land is the largest and most remote Aboriginal land reserve in the country.

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