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Ken's NT Fishing Charter into Arnhem Land

Posted on 17 December, 2019

A fishing charter into Arnhem Land's most western tip

Ken & his mate Geoff joined us for 4 days fishing in early November this year. Ken, a mad-keen seasoned fisho who'd fished the NT over a dozen times before and Geoff his longtime mate who'd joined him on the odd fishing trip over the years. Both fisherman were interested in primarily blue water fishing (with the odd spot of barra fishing thrown in). 

The lads departed Darwin mid-arvo by light plane. Flight conditions were good and they landed on Cobourg's dirt strip about 50 minutes later (The Cobourg Peninsula is located on Arnhem Land's most western tip). After a 40 minute drive through the bush they were at Cobourg Coastal Camp, their home for the next 4 nights. Being the last fishing charter of the year it was just them and one other fisho at camp for the duration.

The next morning they hit the water with their skipper Travis, the 4 proceeding days were full of diversity in both fishing locations as well as species. The first couple of days saw a mix of reef species and a few pelagics while the last two included some bigger reefies, bigger pelagics and some barra. Highlights included good sized jewies, goldies, Spaniards, coral trout and mud crabs! 

The best Bush Camp I have stayed at

Each night their chef Klara used the days catch for nibbles, served on the cliff top at sunset, followed by mains in the camps open-air dining area.

The food stacks up with the best Fine Dining 5 Star Restaurants have to offer with incomparable freshness with Local Fish, Crustaceans & Shell Fish

The boat was made for purpose with plenty of room for fishing in these waters & your guide Travis was the best I have fished with, his local knowledge, professionalism & expertise made for a memorable trip, we will be back!

As you can see by the quotes these guys had a ball. If you'd also like to join us for a fishing trip on the Cobourg Peninsula you can email us here or you can find all the info on our website here.