The Top End of Australia is renowned for its spectacular coastal floodplains, billabongs and mangrove fringed tidal rivers that empty into the Arafura Sea. Each year in the 'wet season', usually January to March, the floodplains are replenished with the monsoonal rains and the flora, fauna and fish of the Top End spring to life. 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 floodplains. The plains do not drain fully with the tide so the floodplain is fishable all day long !
In addition to its extraordinary natural beauty and prolific wildlife, this region boasts one of the worlds great sports fish, the mighty Barramundi, both in the river systems and in the 'run off' on the floodplains.
The prime fishing seasons are in February to May with the 'run off' as the fresh floodwaters from the 'wet' flow off the floodplains into the tidal river and creek channels.
Uniquely located on the lower reaches of the Sampan Creek with private access to the river. The mouths of these creeks such as Swim, Love and Carmour regularly produce Barramundi over a metre in spring tides.
The highlight for any fisherman at Bamurru, however, is fishing on the Swim Creek floodplain by airboat. Our airboats are fitted with casting decks to maximize the experience of fishing the floodplain in spots that are only accessible by camp guests.
Between 01 February until 30 April 2013 Bamurru Plains is a dedicated fishing lodge. For full details on the fishing packages please refer to our Wild Bush Fishing website or contact us 1300 790 561