|Anglers' Choice is the only fishing charter business that operates barramundi and bluewater safaris exclusively from Dundee Beach. We live at Dundee and our experience and local knowledge of the area produces the results for our clients".|
Anglers' Choice Fishing Safaris offer barramundi, reef and sport fishing tours from Dundee Beach in Australia's Northern Territory. Some of the biggest barramundi caught in the Northern Territory have been caught on Anglers' Choice charters.
Anglers' Choice Fishing Safaris now operates exclusively from Dundee Beach which is located 165 km South West of Darwin City. Our guides fish these waters daily so are always up to date with the latest fishing action in the area. Dundee is the gateway to the famous Perron Islands and provides the ideal location for an extended or one day barramundi or reef fishing safari.
Barramundi is recognised as the premier Northern Territory sport fish however, the Top End is alive with an incredible variety of other hard fishing sports fish. At Dundee, saltwater Barramundi are caught in the nearby Finniss River and big black jewfish, coral trout, red emporer and golden snapper can be caught on the reefs.
Pelagic fishing for GTs, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Queenfish, Barracuda, Cobia plus more is awesome and with Anglers' Choice Fishing Safaris you can catch them all.
If you are planning a barramundi fishing holiday to Darwin and the Northern Territory, contact Anglers' Choice Fishing Safaris and let us help you create the best fishing package tailored to your needs, we are local Territorians and we can answer any questions you have about what to see and do as part of your Northern Territory fishing holiday.
Dundee Beach in the Northern Territory offers some of the best barramundi and bluewater sport fishing available in Australia. Anglers’ Choice will provide you with the complete Northern Territory barramundi and blue water fishing package out of Darwin. Experience the best of both worlds and fish the rivers to the reefs where you will have the opportunity to target a large variety of hard fighting fish. We fish four clients per boat on this safari.
Dundee provides many exciting fishing options at different locations using a variety of fishing techniques. Good size saltwater barramundi can be caught just meters from the boat ramp, and there are kilometers of coastline with rivers, creeks and plenty of room to get away from the crowds.
The Finniss River and Little Finniss are always consistent producers and turn on great barramundi sessions on the right tide. The rocky coastal headlands in Fog Bay also provide good saltwater barra fishing as do the small creeks along the coast.
Dundee also has some fantastic bluewater fishing options which top up a day’s fishing in between the good barra tides. 'We fish for jewfish on the shallow inshore reefs around Fog Bay. Jewies have the softest bite on the bait but once hooked they go like road trains and can have people reeling to exhaustion. They are a great eating fish and freeze well in a fish box to take home to share with family.
Heading out wide we troll for Spanish Mackerel and chase Tuna. Macks turn it on with blistering runs of speed and Tuna fight really well on light tackle. It is pump and wind pump and wind with double bent rods to muscle fish off the bottom.
Pelagic fish such as Giant Trevally and Queenfish are also caught at Dundee. Queenies swim in big schools and multiple hook ups on high flying queenies is very common. Tangling with a good GT is a knockdown battle which could last up to 20 minutes.
The reefs wide of Dundee are also home to most of the Top Ends best reef fish. Over the years we have marked plenty of good ground, and this is where our fifteen years of fishing experience at Dundee Beach puts us above any other company.
The most prized reef fish is the Red Emperor and we have caught reds up to 8kg. Coral Trout are also rate highly and are fantastic eating. Golden Snapper are always a favourite because they smash baits and fight hard all the way. We can even target the big sharks on the reefs. Usually the sharks are stealing prized reef fish of the lines and are an unwelcome encounter. With heavy gear it’s time to show the sharks who’s the boss for a change.
Mud Crabs are also plentiful in the area and crabbing is always a favourite. Your guide will teach you now to tie a Northern Territory Mudcrab and Emma makes a terrific chili mud crab back at the beach house.
Packages includes light aircraft transfers from Darwin to Dundee, (land transfers are available on request) accommodation at the beautiful Bali beach house, cooked breakfast daily, lunch, evening meals, morning and afternoon tea, all fishing tackle and expert guiding from 7.7m sport fishing boats. Before booking airfares, be sure to contact us to check Darwin tides.
The Anglers' Choice Bail Beach house is a stunning private property and is absolute beach front at Dundee Beach.
The large verandah is the meeting place at the end of each days fishing and the beer and wine is always ready and waiting in large icy eskies. The views from the beach house balcony are nothing less than stunning. The sunsets are superb and can be enjoyed from the large comfy chairs and day beds.
The Beach House can accommodate up to twelve clients but is perfect for groups of eight anglers. With a crew of eight, clients have private use of the whole property.
The upstairs area is purely dining and entertaining with the sleeping quarters downstairs. There are two very large bedrooms with air-conditioned bunk style accommodation. Linen and towels are supplied and there is a washing machine on the property.
There are two bathrooms and an outdoor Bali shower to rinse off after a dip in the inground spa.
Wake up in the morning to a fully cooked breakfast on the balcony and return to the Beach House in each afternoon for sunsets drinks and a lovely dinner of steak, seafood and freshly caught fish and crabs
Spend one night at our beach house and reduce your traveling time and maximize your fishing time by not having to drive to and from Darwin to your fishing location each day.
Dundee is out of range for the many large charter boats that fish from Darwin. Anglers' Choice’ is the only charter business that operates barra and bluewater safaris exclusively from Dundee and our experience and local knowledge of the area can truly provide you with the ultimate fishing adventure.
We take a maximum of six clients per boat on bluewater charters, which makes for comfortable fishing. There’s nothing worse than one person catching a fish and nine other people pulling it in.
We prefer to fish four clients per boat when barramundi fishing although we can cater for up to six people, but only by request.
Spend day one catching barramundi in the Finniss River then target bluewater species on day two. We can fish the inshore reefs for pelagic fish such as Queenfish and Giant Trevally or head out wide and troll for Spanish Mackerel and chase Tuna.
The reefs up to15 nautical mile offshore are home to Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Golden Snapper, Red Throat Emperor, Cod, sharks and a mixed variety of other reef fish. A bonus of fishing at Dundee Beach is that some of the best jewfish spots in the Northern Territory are only 15 minutes from the Dundee boat ramp.
At the end of the day one, return to our beach house for sunset drinks, dinner and air-conditioned accommodation and make a plan for the next fishing day with your guide. Our guides ask the clients what they would like to catch and offer their advice on what’s fishing best at the time.
Package includes one night accommodation at our Beach House, two days fishing, lunch on both fishing days, evening meals at the Beach house, and cooked breakfast on day two. All fishing tackle and equipment is supplied.
Two day tours normally depart Dundee Beach boat ramp but transfers from Darwin are available on request. Contact Anglers Choice prior to arriving in Darwin and we can tailor four wheel drive, minibus or light aircraft transfers to fit within your itinerary.
Experience a one or two day fishing charter with a top Darwin fishing guide at Dundee Beach then grab one of our 4.55m Polycraft hire boats for a few days and be your own guide. Unlike fishing in Darwin Harbour, you do not have to travel too far from the boat ramp at Dundee to catch good fighting fish. Dundee is out of range for many of the fishing boats that head out from Darwin so even in a hire boat, you will be able to reach more remote reefs and rivers from Dundee.
Our hire boats are based at Dundee Beach so there is no need to hire a car and tow a hire boat from Darwin. Our 4.55m Poly hire boats are fitted with a 50hp four stroke outboard, adjustable shady canopy, Lowrance sounder / GPS loaded with local hot sports, esky, landing net, full safety gear and Next G mobile phone. A tractor is required to launch and retrieve boats at Dundee boat ramp, We have our own tractor and we provide this service for you free of charge.
Anglers Choice have a minibus that can provide a transfer service to and from Darwin so you do not have to waste extra money on a hire car that will be sitting at a boat ramp all day when you are out fishing. Our one day fishing charters cater for six anglers in fast 7.7m sport fishing boats. The 4.55m poly hire boats are in survey four anglers but we recommend fishing three anglers per boat for very comfortable fishing. If you have a crew of six, we can help co-ordinate a fantastic fishing holiday that meets all of your needs. Smaller or larger groups are also catered for.
There are several different accommodation options at Dundee Beach. Speak with Emma who will identify your needs and pull together a fantastic fishing package that includes fishing charters, hire boats, transfers to and from Darwin and accommodation at Dundee Beach. Fully catered options are also so all you have to worry about is fishing and enjoying your holiday and let someone else worry about the Chilli mudcrabs!
Dundee is out of range for many of the large charter boats that operate from Darwin (it takes two hours by boat to reach Dundee) so by starting your charter at Dundee you will be able to fish more remote fishing locations.
The options for bluewater reef and light tackle sport fishing at Dundee Beach are awesome. Our guides ask our clients what they would like to catch and offer their advice on what’s fishing best at the time.
Pelagic fish such as Giant Trevally and Queenfish are a regular catch at Dundee. When we can also head out wide and troll for Spanish Mackerel and chase Tuna. Macks make hay with blistering runs of speed and Tuna right really well on light tackle.
We can fish for black jewfish on the shallow inshore reefs around Fog Bay. Some of the Northern Territory’s best jewie reefs are only 15 minutes from the Dundee boat ramp.
The reefs wide of Dundee are home to all of the Top Ends best reef fish. The most prized reef fish is Red Emperor and we have caught reds up to 8kg. Coral Trout also rate highly and are fantastic eating. Golden Snapper are always a favourite because they smash baits and fight hard all the way.
Our 7.7m Southwind boats, fitted with twin 115hp motors are the perfect vessels to quickly get you out to your first fishing location. We have the mobility to pull anchor and move quickly to cover more ground and catch more fish.
With a maximum of six anglers on board, the opportunities to hook up and land good numbers of a variety of fish is excellent.
Morning tea, lunch, cool drinks, all fishing tackle and equipment is supplied. Tours depart Dundee Beach boat ramp at 7.15am. Four wheel drive, minibus (for larger groups) or light aircraft transfers are available on request.
Saltwater Barramundi fishing at Dundee Beach provides many exciting options to target Barramundi. The nearby Finniss River and Little Finniss are always consistent producers and can turn on some good barra sessions. Saltwater barramundi are much better fighting fish than freshwater barramundi and far superior in eating quality.
Another option is to fish the Fog Bay area which has many creeks and rocky headlands that are easily accessed from Dundee on a one day safari.
We fish with lures only for barramundi and techniques include trolling and casting depending on the fishing situation. It's a fact that barramundi cannot be caught every day......Barra fishing is a science, they haven't earned a reputation for being elusive for nothing... ....and if ......If conditions are not conducive to good barra fishing we have the flexibility to fish for Jewfish or Queenfish as a backup strategy. You can’t do this in a billabong.
Day tours depart Dundee Beach boat ramp at 7am and return by approx 4.30pm. Morning tea, lunch, cool drinks, all fishing tackle and equipment is supplied.
We prefer to fish four clients per boat when barramundi fishing although we can cater for up to six people but only by request.
Four wheel drive, minibus (for larger groups) or light aircraft transfers are available on request.