Darwin and surrounds?

Hi everyone,

 

Planning to spend some time in Darwin. Will visit Kakadu and potentially Tiwi and others!
 

The tours (and fishing tours) are expensive. I'm wondering if anyone has just explored themselves?

I have plenty of experience fishing but not in that part of Australia!
 

Genuine question, can you fish off river banks or a crocodiles too real?

 

Would appreciate anyone's input on freshwater, saltwater, car hire, boat hire, camping etc.

Cheers

 

 

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IMHO Litchfield is far and away better than Kakadu

Sat, 2020-02-15 09:07

The sea charters are reasonably priced and certainly put you onto fish, my best charter was teed up by the tackle store next to the bottle shop (not the big one on the corner) ....was with a local one on one chasing Barra out of a tinny, learnt heaps and dropped a big fish on soft plastics when it turned and ran straight at me ....'my fault entirely..... Love the place  

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 Awesome. Got any

Sun, 2020-02-16 18:12

 Awesome. Got any recommendations for lures and tackle weight classes?

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 Gday,There are places like

Sat, 2020-02-15 11:24

 Gday,

There are places like warves, jettys and rock walls that are safe enough but definately not estury banks! Not without local knowledge anyway....there are lots of big crocs and they arent scared of people anymore!

Catch the Cullen bay ferry across to Mandorha and fish off the jetty at night.

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 Great I think Ill have to

Sun, 2020-02-16 18:15

 Great I think Ill have to check out Mandorah!

 

Is this mackies and trevally off the jetty tier? Or more like herring equivalent haha, as seen in Perth

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Black Jew and golden snapper

Sun, 2020-02-16 20:01

Are all distinct possibilities from Madora .....not sure of the spelling.....as well as trevers and the usual suspects in tropical waters don't we have any Darwinians on the site?   I went out on an Arafura Charter and we had a ball on golden snapper and a few Jews ......gear was good, bait fishing though no sp used on the charter I was on  

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If you have your own gear you

Mon, 2020-02-17 09:00

If you have your own gear you can hire a boat out of Corroborree Lagoon, awesome for one or two people, amazing wildlife and plenty of barra, toga, tapon and sleepy's.

Golden rule: If you near the waters edge, always assume a croc is nearby.

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Just watch the locals on Corroborree

Mon, 2020-02-17 10:13

They have ONLY two speeds unless they are trolling, completely WOT or stopped and they fly around blind corners without a care in the world.  

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 Corroborree is a great spot

Mon, 2020-02-17 12:16

 Corroborree is a great spot in general. When I lived up there and got visitors we always hired one of their bbq pontoons for a day. Well worth the money. 

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