What time do I need to be at the boat?
We depart from Stokes Wharf jetty at 8:00am for both morning and full day charters, our afternoon charters depart at 1:00pm, We ask that you be there at 10 minutes before departure time.
Do you offer a pick up and drop off service?
No as Stokes Hill Wharf is conveniently located close to the CBD and all Darwin's major hotels and tourist accommodation, easily walking distance or a $10 cab fare, Darwin we ask that you find your own way to Stokes Wharf jetty which is less than ten minutes drive from most of Darwin cities major resorts.
What do I need to bring?
We supply all top quality fishing rods, reels and tackle and plenty of chilled drinking water to ensure that your time on the water is enjoyable. However things such as food are a personal choice so we ask that you bring your own. We also suggest that you bring the following items:
- Long Sleeve Shirt
Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
No, given that we target powerful, high quality fish, we supply the very best quality tackle for you to use during your charter. However you are welcome to bring your own if you choose to do so and we will show you how to rig it to give you optimum chance of landing that quality fish.
What species will we be targeting?
The types of species we will be targeting will depend on the type of charter that you've booked and the time of year as all species are seasonal and more prolific at certain times of the year. In Darwin we have what's called a wet season where we get monsoonal rain from about November through until late February and into March which can limit your fishing possibilities. In the early Dry Season from April to May gives you your best chance of a Barramundi in the feeder creeks though with the beauty of soft plastics there is a much more diverse range of species that we hook up on. As the Dry Season moves on into June/ July/ August we get schools of Longtail Tuna, Trevallys and a range of Mackerel species on the light tackle spin as well as Golden Snapper on Soft Plastics and Barramundi in the feeder creeks.
Will I definitely catch fish?
It's called 'fishing' rather than 'catching' for a reason. We obviously can't guarantee that the fish will be biting on any particular day, but given our wealth of experience and local knowledge, we will do everything in our powers to get you on to fish and in keeping with our theme we will teach you the correct techniques to catch quality fish.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
Yes, if you want to keep a feed of fish then that's fine by us providing it's within the local size and bag limit regulations. We have an esky available on board to keep your catch fresh.
Is the Polycraft safe for offshore fishing?
Yes, our 4.8m Polycraft Brumby is foam filled and meets all required survey and safety requirements. We only head offshore when the weather is suitable. Given the abundance of excellent fishing in Darwin Harbour we are never far from shore. Your safety is our number one priority.
What if the weather turns bad unexpectedly?
We generally have a good idea of what the weather will be like a day or so before your intended charter. But if the weather turns bad unexpectedly to the point where we can't head out then we will give you the option of re booking for another day or a full refund.
Can I combine various types of fishing into the one charter?
Yes you can. Perhaps you would like to target a Barramundi in the feeder creeks and if it's not happening on the day then do some light tackle spinning followed by some soft plastics, If you would like to combine more than one style of fishing during your charter just discuss your needs with us when you call to book.