Wild Bush Fishing Safaris
With Wild Bush Fishing Safaris you will be targeting the amazing Barramundi which is arguably Australia’s most prized sports fish and the Northern Territory’s Top End is by far the best place to target them. In the wet, the Mary River floodplains are full of water and Barra, as are the creeks of the Mary River System which adjoin Bamurru Plains. The highlight for any fisherman at Bamurru however, is fishing out on the floodplains by airboat.
The best time to fish in the Top End is the period known as the ‘run off’ which happens in the early part of the year (generally February to April) as the floodwaters of the wet recede, vast quantities of bait fish, frogs and insects are swept into the main channels. The Barra congregate at these run-off locations for what will be their easiest feed of the year, and fishing these waterways at this time of year can produce some excellent catches. Bamurru Plains operates as a dedicated fishing lodge over these months.
Please note that we are committed to the sustainable fishing practice of catch and release.
The rivers, creeks and estuaries of the Top End offer world famous Barramundi fishing and guests of Bamurru Plains will fish with licensed and experienced local guides. Bamurru Plains is uniquely located on the lower reaches of the Sampan Creek with private access to the river. You will have access to Sampan and Tommycut Creeks along with numerous other creeks along the coast targeting the holy grail of Barramundi fishing, the METERY! During this runoff period Barra up to 140cms long and over 50 pounds in weight congregate in these areas. With our own private jetty on the water, travelling times to these areas are reduced significantly allowing you more time to fish.
Air Boat Fishing
During the wet season almost 100 square kilometres of the station is covered in water providing the ideal habitat for baitfish to breed in the warm shallow waters of the floodplain. Guests of Bamurru Plains have exclusive access to these floodplains. Our airboat fleet is fitted with casting decks to maximise the experience of fishing the floodplain in spots that are only accessible to camp guests. The plains do not drain fully with the tide so the floodplain is fishable all day long! Experience Barramundi fishing like never before with this exhilarating airboat fishing adventure.
Getting to Bamurru
Bamurru Plains is located on Swim Creek Station, a 300 sq km coastal buffalo pastoral property near Point Stuart in the Mary River Region. The property encompasses a variety of habitat including vast river frontage, coastal floodplains, savannah woodland and paperbark swamps. The station is 10kms from Kakadu National Park’s western boundary (100kms from Jabiru in Kakadu) and just more than 100 kms east of Darwin.
Wild Bush Fishing Safaris, surrounded by an exotic landscape of wild palms and twisting trees Bamurru Plains is the perfect spot from which to explore the mysteries and magnificence of this ancient land. The ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ concept brings a uniquely Australian style to your stay – a down to earth yet attentive level of service; an appreciation of the finer details; and above all a team of hosts and guides who are passionate about the area and its wildlife.
The focal point for dining and gathering, the lodge building has a quieter library area with reference books and some privacy from the more communal areas in the rest of the building, which includes the dining area. The front deck features a BBQ fire pit area, a wet edge swimming pool with views across the floodplains and a covered lounge area for chilling with a beer after a day out on the water.