The build-up season – late September to November – is when Darwin reef fishing charters are at their best.
On the inshore reefs, big golden snapper really start biting, along with jewfish.
But more significantly, the build-up brings calm weather, and that’s when the charter boats head out wide.
Wide of the NT coast is a species mix not unlike the Great Barrier Reef.
Trips at this time are usually over two or more days, as long distances are travelled.
Usually the boat heads out at night so clients can sleep on the way.
You need to book early for this sort of trip, as it is a popular time.
Expect to catch coral trout, red emperor, red bass, chinaman fish, goldband snapper, green and rosy jobfish, mackerel, tuna, sailfish, marlin … and more!
You’ll take home enough fillets to keep your family fed for ages … guaranteed!