The Ultimate Barramundi, Sport, Fly and Reef Fishing Destination

Arnhem Land Barramundi LodgeReport From the Lodge
24 May 2023

The Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge has just completed another awesome Runoff fishing season. Many of the lodge boats were consistently reporting daily numbers of 50 plus barra caught and released throughout March and April. To top that off, there were a number of metre-plus barra caught, and several lucky anglers now grace our prolific Metre Club board.  Out on the blue water, there were excellent catches of Spanish mackerel, trevally of many species, queenfish, golden snapper, black jewfish, coral trout and more. The blue water fishing at Barra Lodge is truly world class.

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Late September to December 2023

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With a terrific Runoff season now done and dusted, it’s now time to focus on the Build-up season later this year. From a fishing perspective, the Build-up is widely recognised as a prime time for barramundi fishing at the Barra Lodge and has long been a favourite among astute anglers. The Build-up season coincides with a rise in water temperatures and so too an increase in the aggressive demeanour of the local barra population after enduring cooler dry season conditions. At this time of year, catch rates soar and a boat clocking up a daily “ton” barely raises an eyebrow.
The Build-up also means that XOS barra will be on the move and hungry to put on condition ahead of the impending wet season. The Build-up is not only a great time to have a shot at landing that big barra of your dreams but also to chalk up a cricket-score sessions.

In addition to the hordes of barra, the local estuaries and creeks are home to threadfin salmon, mangrove jack, estuary cod, black jewfish and blue salmon plus a fair dose of pelagics such as trevally and queenfish that push up on the tide.

The blue water fishing is simply spectacular at this time of year. Out on the blue, you can expect to encounter large schools of hard-fighting pelagic species, including: queenfish, trevally species, longtail tuna, giant herring, cobia and Spanish and broad-bar mackerel. If jigging for tasty reef fish takes your fancy, there are ample numbers of thumping golden snapper, coral trout and blue bone plus a myriad of other reef dwellers to keep you occupied. Due to minimal fishing activities throughout the dry season, the Lodge guiding group will be itching with enthusiasm to get among the barra action once the Build-up season commences.
The Barra Lodge has exclusive fishing access to the Liverpool, Tomkinson and Goomadeer Rivers which, together with a number of other coastal creeks and an extensive remote shoreline, comprise the best barramundi fishing waters in Australia. With our team of talented and committed fishing guides, using our super-stable government-surveyed sportfishing boats, fitted with the latest Lowrance HDS Live sounders and GPS enabled Minn Kota electric outboards, your fishing passions will be fully satisfied.

Call now to discuss your next visit.

Don’t forget that the Arnhem Land Fly Fishing week will be held from 9 – 15 November 2023.

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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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