Helifishing Day trips and Tours
Wet season Heli fishing is often some of the best we get around Darwin.....It is hot and humid but the fish dont mind.
All our Helifishing Trips include Lunch, refreshments and quality fishing gear on a replacement cost if lost or damaged.The pricing of our different fishing trips is based on the amount of flight time in the helicopter needed to access different locations. All trips can be varied to give you more Helicopter flight time if you wish to see more of the spectacular Top End.
Full Day Helifishing Trip
This is our most popular Heli fishing trip as we travel to more and further away fishing spots where we usually catch Barra in larger quantities and bigger fish. We depart around 8.00 am and won't be back till late afternoon with around 7 hours of fishing time at a few different locations. You get about 2 hours flight time in the chopper and will fly over wetlands teeming with wild life on your way to and from our fishing spots.Waterbirds,crocodiles and feral pigs are usually all in abundant numbers most times of the year and the viewing experience is second to none. Catch's of 15 or more good Barra is the usual but is not guaranteed due to seasonal variations. Check out the fishing report page for details. You will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. Your Helifishing trip departs from MKT airfield at Noonamah which is about a 30 mins drive from Darwin City.
Cost based on a minimum of 2 persons is $1150.00 per person and $950.00 per person for a group of 3. Weight restrictions of around 270 kgs combined apply for 3 persons so please contact us for details.
3/4 Day Helifishing Trip
Our ¾ day trip is our most affordable Helifishing experience. We depart around 8.30 am and usually return mid to late afternoon. You will get over an hour flying in the helicopter to and from our remote heli fishing spots over spectacular flood plains, rivers and billabongs. We will fish up to 3 different locations depending on tides and time of day, giving you at least 5 hours with lines in the water. The target fish species are Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Salmon and Cod with others often caught. We fish in billabongs, creeks and estuaries near the ocean on clear banks offering good access and crocodile safety. You will need to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. Your Helifishing trip departs from MKT airfield at Noonamah which is about a 30 mins drive from Darwin City.
Cost based on a minimum of 2 persons is $950.00 per person and $790.00 per person for a group of 3. Weight restrictions of around 270 kgs combined apply for 3 persons so please contact us for details.
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The clip shows some highlights from the IFISH TV Programme run in June 2010 as well as some Barra Frenzy highlights from a recent trip and will give you a taste of what to expect on a helifishing trip with Helifish. Thanks to IFISH TV and Dreampool productions for the use of video material.
Helifish is able to cater for fly fisherman and has many fishing spots with ample room to wave your wand. You will need to provide your own gear but we supply a pack of proven flies from local fly tier TZS FLYZ. We recommend an 8wt rod at least due snaggy nature of the water and the potential size of fish encountered. A floating or sink tip line is probably a good all around compromise. The flies we use aren’t dainty nor are the barra we target so a 3m 50 or 60lb fluorocarbon (or mono) leader straight from the fly line is fine. Fly patterns include pink things, gold bombers, baitfish patterns (mullet) in different weights as well as surface flies such as Dahlberg’s or gurglers. Strong hooks are essential – lightweight hooks will be straightened out! We also bring standard lure fishing equipment on each trip so you can do a bit of both types of fishing if the arm gets sore. Check out the videos to see what you could be in for.
Barra Sight fishing
We have a place where at certain tides you can fly along a stretch of isolated coast, spot Barra lurking in gutters off the beach, then land and cast strait to them. The catch rate is about 50% and is a very exciting way to go Barra fishing. This sight fishing only happens every few weeks due to water clarity so if your interested call us to discuss possible dates. The sight fishing needs to be part of a full day trip and is no extra cost.
Access for disabled persons.
We are able to cater for some clients with disabilities in an effort to let them experience the joy of Helifishing. Each case has to be assessed on its individual circumstances so give us a call and we can discuss the possibilities of getting you out on a Helifishing adventure.
Heli Reef Fishing out of Tiwi Islands
For an Adventurous day of Reef fishing we can take you by Helicopter to Clearwater Island Lodge for a full day of Fishing. Surrounded by pristine beauty, your fishing adventure will include experiencing spectacular clear water, coral reefs, pristine white beaches and rock-bars. You'll likely catch one or more of the much sought-after tropical species such as Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Blue Salmon, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Black Jewfish and many others. Price includes Return Helicopter flight, Fully guided boat and fishing gear, lunches and refreshments. We depart Darwin at sunrise and return at sunset giving you up to 9 hours on the water fishing.
Cost based on a minimum of 2 persons is $1550.00 per person and $1200.00 per person for a group of 3. Weight restrictions apply for 3 persons so please contact us for details.
2-5 Day Fishing Adventures
For the Ultimate Heli-fishing experience you can't beat a multi day Fishing Adventure. We will tailor a trip of a lifetime with options to fish all over the Northern Territory as well as seeing ever changing landscapes. You can fish the Daly river, Victoria River, Mary River, Bullo River or nearly any piece of water in the NT. We can organise to tie in boat fishing trips with operators in the NT and can accommodate you in swag or 5 star.
We are able to offer you Helifishing from the luxury of Bamurru Plains Resort where you are right next door to the famous Sampan and Tommycut creek in the Mary River system. Helifish the morning then participate in one of their numerous activities in the afternoon
If you are interested then give us a call and we can discuss the possibilities....."You only live once"
Helifish's Unique Fishing Guarantee:
If no one on your fishing trip catches a fish of any type you will each get a refund of $100.00 per person.