Dundee Beach and Finniss River

Fish for: Barramundi, Black Jewfish, Trevally, Coral Trout, Golden Snapper, Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Sailfish and Juvenile Black Marlin

Avail Seasons: March – November

Location: Fog Bay and the Finniss River

Recommended stay: 4 Days, 3 Nights

Accomodation: Air-Conditioned House

Other activities: Dundee Beach Termite Mounds

Pricing: From $3070.50pp – 3 days

Dundee Beach is the launching point to the expansive waters of Fog Bay and the shallow reefs and rocky outcrops that deliver some explosive fishing opportunities. Whilst there’s awesome fishing in close, it’s those that put in the extra miles that frequently encounter trophy sized fish of highly desirable species. These include red emperor, coral trout, golden snapper plus largemouth and smallmouth nannygai.

The bluewater provides the chance to tangle with some real speedsters including sailfish, juvenile black marlin and various species of mackerel including Spaniards. The billfish are better targeted between October and March to avoid the persistent sou easters that occur during the dry season. It’s reasonable to expect multiple hookups in a day if you are specifically targeting sails at this time of year. The blacks are there in numbers but tend to be more of a bi-catch.

Mackerel, longtail tuna and mac tuna frequent the close in grounds during the dry season and provide fantastic sport on light gear.


The reefs, rocky outcrops and rubble within the bay are also excellent areas to tangle with black jewfish, giant trevally, golden trevally, cobia, bluebone and a number of other popular targets.

 

The Peron Islands are within relatively easy reach and offer some fantastic sportfishing including popping for GT and queenfish, trolling for some monster Spaniards and plenty of reef fishing.

 

And then there’s the barra fishing. The Finniss River has some red hot barra and threadfin salmon fishing during the build-up (Sept to Dec) and during the run off (Mar to May). After a big wet season, it’s feasible the run off could go all the way through to July.


You’ll be casting at sunken timber, exposed snags, creek mouths and drains which can all hold large numbers of barra. They use structure as ambush points whilst conserving their energy out of the current and creek mouths and drains as locations where food is delivered to them on run out tides.

Our guides are specialists in these waters and know where to be and when to be there. This ensures you the best opportunities at every form of fishing during your stay. It’s a relatively compact fishery which means it’s feasible to hit the river, reefs and bluewater all in the one day to give you the chance at a bara, billfish and reef fish trifecta.

 

Accommodation is a very comfortable 5-bedroom air-conditioned house. We take care of all your meals to make sure your well-fed and energised for your fishing adventures. Smaller groups can be catered for in a choice of 2 charming cabins located on the same property which house up to 3 people and have their own kitchen, bathroom and toilet.


It’s BYO drinks which can be organised prior to departure for Dundee Beach. The Dundee Beach Tavern is about a 500m from the house.

Day 1 will start with a very early pick up from your Darwin hotel or possibly the airport as soon as you land. The aim being to make sure you get as much fishing time as possible.

 

Most days you’ll be on the water between 7am and 4pm subject to tides. We’ll make sure you’ve got a line in the water at peak times.

You’ll get back to your hotel in Darwin around 6pm on the last day. Drive time from Darwin to Dundee is about 90 minutes.

This is a really good value option that can cater for 2 to 5 anglers on the same boat because of the fleet available which we can match with the size of your group.

 

Included:

  • Transfers to and from Darwin
  • Air-Conditioned accommodation at Dundee Beach
  • All tackle on a replace if lost or damaged basis
  • All meals
  • Professional and qualified guides
  • Top quality boat and fishing equipment

Excluded:

  • Alcohol (needs to be organised prior to your trip)

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