Barra Trip Recommendation

Hi all

I'm keen on doing a fishing trip up north WA or NT with my two boys.

The 2 objectives are to get amongst some Barra and to land a Black Jew....anything else is a bonus.

I've seen a few...Shady Camp, One Tree Beach, Barra Camp, Kimberley Coastal Camp etc.  Some live aboard, others stay in a lodge of sorts.  Probably looking at around 5 days/nights.  Looks like Feb-May is the "season".

Has anyone done a trip like this that they would recommend?

Cheers

 


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Trip

Tue, 2022-05-10 09:23

Terry,

I'd have a chat with Paul Hillary as he might be able to give you a few pointers.  I believe Paul's family have done many trips over the years and, as usual, have done pretty well.

Cheers.

Mick 

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Geez, so many variables.

Wed, 2022-05-11 13:41

Geez, so many variables.

One Tree Beach and Kimberley Coastal Camp would be alot of fun and are on my bucket list as they offer more of a wilderness trip compared to Darwin and the surrounds. ( Shady, Daly, Adelaide etc)

I tended to do the whole self sufficient, drive-camp-own boat-car thing in the Kimberley so not a lot of help to you unfortunately.

Certainly be a proud moment to do a wilderness trip with the kids though.

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Seven Spirit Bay

Wed, 2022-05-11 17:44

 Great guides, huge variety of fish and just a brilliant place to stay.  Food exquisite but it isn't cheap 

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 Try Ultimate Adventures in

Wed, 2022-05-11 19:21

 Try Ultimate Adventures in Kununurra. Mostly Barra though no black Jews. Lots of wildlife to keep your boys amused too.

 

 

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Shady camp

Thu, 2022-05-12 07:45

 If you want to do it yourself with a hire boat at shady camp you can PM me, i have been doing it for 14 years heading up from Busselton in march and hiring a boat and car, accomodation is 20km from ramp. i can give you tips where to try for the barra and jew and what to use, less than the cost of guided trips per person

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Thanks for all the tips

Thu, 2022-05-12 22:48

 ...will assess and see what works best