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Dhipirri Barra Lodge is situated on the mainland between two major rivers: The Glyde and Woolen Rivers. Approval from the local traditional owners has been granted, allowing access to these two major rivers plus coastal reefs. Dhipirri Barra and Sportfishing are the only guided fishing charter company that has exclusive rights to operate in this particular area. The Glyde, located approx 5km west of the lodge, is fed by the infamous Arafura Swamp, which is a magnificent breeding area for the barramundi. The main target is the elusive barramundi along with threadfin salmon and an abundance of mud crabs in the tributaries. The Woolen, which is located approx 5km to the east of the lodge, is a predominately tidal river. Framed by rocky headlands with the mouth being 90ft deep in areas, it opens up into numerous mangrove and rock bar lined estuaries. Target species include barramundi, mangrove jacks, around the mouth the pelagic species dominate with giant trevally, queenfish, and northern blue tuna. Reef fishing species include golden snapper, coral trout, black jewfish just to name a few… The lodge will be running 4 x 6.2mtr brand new Bar Crusher boats with 150hp Suzuki motors. These boats will fish maximum of 3 per boat. They will be in 2D Marine survey which will now fall under the Australian Marine guidelines.
GT (Giant Trevally), GT are also been referred to as being the gangsters of Pioneer Bay the largest bay on the island. Fish of over 40KG have been known rome in and depart with a whole fly line and backing. They have a reputation of turning up in the most unusual places around the island. The biggest GT caught off the beach in front of the lodge is 22KG. The numbers of GT is at times is extraordinary getting through the smaller ones is the issue.
Coral Trout, When it comes time to catching dinner there are few better fish. The coastal/beach reefs around the island hold trout up to 12lb not bad off the beach!!
Spanish Mackeral, The Vincent van Gogh of saltwater fly sports fishing. These are a beautiful looking fish that make you earn your reward. Fast powerful and dirty fighters.
Barracuda, They come in two sizes up in our parts. Small and annoying and massive followed by a Holly Crap!!
Northern Bluefin Tuna, For those of you that have never seen 400 yards of backing strip off your fly line in 30 seconds, this is the fish for you! Not a lot around in November but that’s good we want you fishing for the fish below.
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Meals & Drinks
Every meal is prepared by our resident cook, who takes delight in exceeding your culinary expectations. Our mouth-watering meals are not complicated, but the quality of the food will have you feeling as though you were being served at a 5-star restaurant. We understand that you are not escaping the hustle and bustle of the real world to then encounter complicated food. The island has access to some of the best seafood in the world, and they present this wealth simply and deliciously.
The team at FishingEarth will work with you to put together the most cost-effective and time-efficient travel plans for you. We will work with you to make sure that your budget and time limitations are taken into account and the best route there and of course the best route home. AtThis FishingEarth we get excited for you when you are going on a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure. But the thing that makes us smile is when you walk in your front door ‘home’ safe and sound.
The first week in March through to the 20th of December. Typically the charters are five days and six nights or six days and seven nights.
Typically the charters are five days and six nights or six days and seven nights. But, arrangements can be made for shorter or indeed longer trips.