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Lodge Report

Dave Coupe our Barra Lodge manager has reported that the Barra Lodge build-up season got off to a good start with Ron Santiago who was part of the first group to visit the Barra Lodge in late September landing a very nice 109cm barra on the first day of fishing. A week or so later this was followed by a superb 114cm barra landed by a very excited Bill Young who was fishing with his two sons, Patrick and William. Good catches and camaraderie between guests and staff have made for an excellent atmosphere around the lodge. Some highlights so far this build-up season have included metre plus barra as noted earlier and cricket score catches of multiple pelagic and reef species out on the blue water. There have also been reports of big golden snapper so thick they were smashing surface lures and recently a 150 pound black marlin was landed by Ralph Bickle on a light Shimano 5000 Saragosa spin rod outfit whilst trolling for mackerel! CONGRATULATIONS RALPH.

On another note, Alex Julius was at the Barra Lodge recently to tag two barra with “Charity Tags” as part of the Million Dollar Fish promotion. These purple tags are worth $5000.00 each with $2500.00 to be awarded to the lucky captor and the other $2500.00 donated to a pre-approved charity. See website for more details on how you can register and fish for the Million Dollar fish and other prizes.

Book Now for the 2020 Runoff

We have prime spots available during our peak runoff season, so pack your bags and head to the Top End to fish the runoff in remote, unspoiled Arnhem Land and experience for yourself what is widely acclaimed as Australia’s finest barra fishing.

The Runoff season begins mid-February 2020 and there are some great dates still available, so jump on board and call Roger Sinclair, our Lodge booking and tour co-ordinator.
Phone 08 89831544 or email:


Bill Young’s fantastic 114cm barra was hooked on the flats in just a metre of water. Bill described his catch as “Once in a lifetime”!

Sons, Patrick and William were on hand to congratulate dad on his spectacular catch.

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The Lodge

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

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