Munupi Wilderness Lodge is also known as Clearwater Island Lodge

Munupi Lodge Northern Territory Great Australian Barramundi Fishing

The Great Australian Barramundi (lates calcarifer) is Australia’s number one premier sport fish and Melville Island is the place to find it. It inhabits both fresh and salt waters filling the ocean and river mouth as well as the inland estuaries, creeks and billabongs of the Northern Territory Tiwi Islands. The Barramundi is as Australian as it gets, and fighting one on the end of your line in the tropical rivers and estuaries surrounding Munupi Wilderness Lodge will give you the True Blue Aussie experience.

Also known as the Barra or Australian Seabass, Silver Barramundi, Palmer Perch and Giant Perch, fishing for the beautiful Australian Barramundi is a magnificently rewarding experience for all ages. The Australian barramundi can grow to 1.8 metres in length with weight of about 60 kg. Although the minimum catch is 50cm, a barra weighing 10 to 20 kg and a metre long isn’t uncommon.

At the start of the wet season, the male Barra migrate downriver to meet females where they lay a millions of eggs each. All Barramundi are hermaphroditic and mature as male and become females after at least one spawning season. The larger species of wild Barramundi are therefore female, and are a challenging catch!

Barramundi feed on crustaceans, molluscs and smaller fish. They can be found lurking near rocks and logs waiting for unsuspecting prey. Known to avoid fixed nets, the Barra is much more inclined to put up a good fight on the end of a line. If you know where the best stocks are lurking, you can avoid snagging a line in search of them.

Barramundi are mainly summertime fish but can be caught all year round with both hard and soft bodied lures. It’s a wonderful experience catching a massive barramundi and it’s just as rewarding letting them go. The humble yet gutsy fighting fish is sure to give you a run for your money. The Barra will leap out of the water in a striking performance trying to shake the lure free.

At Munupi Wilderness Lodge you have the home of the Barramundi on your doorstep. Situated at the Northern end of the Apsley Straight on Melville Island in Australia’s Northern Territory, Munupi Lodge has direct access to magnificent blue water and reef fishing as well as vast fish holding flats and estuary systems, rock bars and deep holes. With countless mangrove-lines creeks home to the mighty Barra, you will be sure of an unforgettable fishing trip with world renowned Munupi Lodge.

It doesn’t matter if you are an expert Barra fisher or new to the sport, Munupi Wilderness Lodge will help you catch that fish of lifetime.

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