Fishabout Top End

Top End Barra

With access to a number of the Top Ends most sensational fishing locations, we can tailor your trip to meet any needs. 

For extended charters between 2 and 7 days, our itineraries are fully flexible and can be tailored to suit any group. You may choose to base yourself in Kakadu, on the South Alligator River for example, or incorporate any of our amazing locations to create your own Top End adventure!

Target the iconic Barramundi during the Run Off, fish for huge Black Jewfish off Endyalgout Island, or cast amongst the crocs at Melville.

From the novice to the expert fisherman, the Top End offers not only amazing fishing, but also a great adventure through the some of the wildest parts of rugged Northern Australia!

Arnhem Land (Mini Mini)

130cm 'trophy' Barramundi


Arnhemland Mothership



Bamurru Plains



Bathurst Island Lodge

Threadfin Salmon


Bullo River

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Cobourg Coastal Camp



Croker Island



Dhipirri Lodge Arnhem Land



Groote Island Fishing

Groote coastline


Johnson River Camp, Melville Island

Threadfin Salmon


Melville Island Lodge



Run Off Kakadu / South Alligator River

Barra Russ


Solomon Islands Bluewater Reef and River



Top End Barra Bust Up - Daly River

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Top End Billabong Safari, Corroboree Billabong, Shady Camp and Mary River Wetlands



Stuart Reid's 50lb Pending World Record PNG Black Bass

Pending World Record Black Bass

Papuan Black Bass are renowned the world over as the toughest pound for pound freshwater fish in the world, and the place to find the biggest Black Bass is PNG's Gulf province. The current all tackle world record Black Bass of 46lbs, and the fish pictured (caught on 19/6/14, by Stuart Reid, Fishabout) which is the pending world record at 50lbs, were both caught from these rivers.

Once you feel the strike you know that no freshwater fish can come close to the power. Watching 100kg guys get knocked over on the strike, reels give way, rods break in half and 130LB pound braid snap from the pound for pound strongest fighting fresh water fish is a sight to behold. If would like to experience the thrill of targeting PNG Black Bass and Barramundi in remote areas with very low fishing pressure contact us now

Remote Tiwi Island Barra

Threadfin Salmon

Johnson River Camp is a beautifully isolated fishing camp is situated in a stunning bush setting in the pristine upper reaches of the Johnson River on the otherwise isolated northeast coast of Melville Island. Access is via a one hour scenic 4WD ride from the closest island airstrip (Jesse River) or by helicopter directly to and from the Camp. The fishing at Johnsion River is an outstanding mix of flats, snags, rock bars, river mouths and meandering mangrove creeks. This variety means there is excellent fishing to be found during all tides, and its not uncommon to pick up numbers of big Barra sight casting in the morning, followed up by cricket scores of Jacks, Barra, Groper and more in the afternoon. Dominant fish species include barramundi, mangrove jacks, threadfin and blue salmon, fingermark, tarpon, queenfish and estuary cod. Plus, offshore there are spanish mackerel, black jewfish, golden snapper, queenfish, giant trevally, coral trout, long tail tuna and many other species.

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