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Roper River Charters

Barramundi Fishing in the Northern Territory

The Roper River offers some of the best Barramundi fishing in the Northern Territory. This magnificent River flows into the Gulf of Carpentaria and is navigable for almost 170kms making the hot spot opportunities endless and the competition virtually non-existent. With 10 years of experience fishing the Roper River, Captain Dan and his crew have an intimate knowledge of the River and know exactly where to take you in search of the elusive “metrey” Barramundi.

What to expect on your Barra fishing charter:

The ”Darwin to mothership Grumman Mallard Seaplane Experience ” is only available on the Roper River charter.

Your charter will begin in Darwin where you will depart on the Grumman Mallard Amphibian Aircraft at 06:30hrs, arriving on the back deck of the Iron Lady at 08:30hrs.

Once onboard, breakfast will be served and the fishing gear will be loaded into the skiffs ready for you to blow away your casting blues and catch your first barramundi in the NT.

For the duration of your charter with us, kick back and enjoy your fishing adventure while everything is taken care of. The Iron Lady will become your home, where you can relax and enjoy meals provided by the chef and a cold drink and nibbles upon your return back on the Iron Lady at the end of each day.

Every day, you will be guided to a number of different locations, timing dependent on the tides and hot spots, learn about the local area and new fishing techniques from your personalized guide.

On your last day, you will depart the Iron Lady at approximately 09:45hrs on the Grumman Mallard Amphibian Aircraft for a relaxing scenic trip back to Darwin with 2 hours to reminisce on your week of fishing adventures.

Barramundi Fishing Charter Includes

Charter packages assume 8 anglers
Transfers to and from the Iron Lady mothership
Air-conditioned accommodation and saloon
2 X 2 berth and 1 X 4 berth cabins, each with an en-suite
Emergency communication with the outside world. Few of our fishing locations have mobile phone coverage
Meals and service provided by two caring staff (chef and hostess)
Four sportfishing skiffs, each skippered by an experienced guide with all the necessary equipment
Soft plastic lures supplied
Care and attention provided by a team with 25 years continuous and unique experience of fishing this area . No one else comes even close to matching our record and experience

Other Notes on your Roper River fishing charter.

Other fishing tackle (rods, reels etc) is supplied on a ‘replace if lost/broken’ basis. You are welcome to bring your own tackle but please confirm with us that it is appropriate for the conditions and it, together with your personal effects, is not going to exceed aircraft weight restrictions of 15kg per person.

Due to legal requirements, please place your beverage orders with us asap after booking your trip. That way we can have your preferred drinks on board when you arrive and payment can be made at the time. Remember, there will be no bottle shop (or any other shop) within hundreds of kilometres of us. Pre-order it or do without it!