Barramundi Fishing

Barramundi is an Aboriginal word meaning “large scaled river fish” and is often depicted in Aboriginal art, such as this painting by Nelson Nayilibidj of Injalak Art Centre in Gunbalanya, Northern Territory. The mighty Barramundi is a prized sports fish, inhabiting the freshwater floodplains and saltwater estuaries of Australia’s Top End and challenging even the most experienced fishermen with its size and fighting strength.

From February to April, Bamurru Plains is transformed into a fishing lodge. In the wet season, the Mary River floodplains are full of water and Barra, as are the creeks of the Mary River System which adjoin Bamurru Plains. Anglers at Bamurru Plains have the opportunity to take to the Mary River Floodplains by airboat and the Sampan Creek by riverboat in pursuit of this legendary fish. This is when almost 100km² of the property is covered in water providing the ideal habitat for baitfish to breed in the warm shallow waters of the floodplain. Accompanied by a specialist guide from an experienced team led by NT Barra Classic winner John Cooper, if your plan is to catch a prized metre long barramundi, there’s no better place to do it!

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