Great Northern Crab Challenge 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Great Northern Brewing Co. Crab Challenge at the weekend. We had a great time and loved hearing all of your crabbing tales (and woes!) at the weigh-in.

Hopefully see you all again next year, and maybe next time someone can finally knock George off the top spot for Biggest Buck!

Coopers Blue Water Classic 2020

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Coopers Bluewater Classic.

Our Council and Bluewater Classic Committee, with consideration to the current restrictions around Covid-19 set by the Northern Territory Government, have declared that in the interests of safety plus the welfare of all competitors and parties associated to the event, including our valued sponsors, that an early decision to cancel the event is in the best interest for all.

In cancelling the event for 2020, which was set for September this year, we have considered both the local and interstate participation levels in the event, the restraints set for social gathering and the quality of the event itself if held under restrictive policies including the use of the Club premises in maintaining safe environment for our competitors, guests and our fantastic Club staff, all of which when factored in would see our event under pressure to deliver the premier Bluewater Fishing event it is known for.

We have also made our decision in consideration to the many long term loyal sponsors who support this event in that they also currently working through their own Business commitments with Covid-19 restrictions, many of whom we have spoken to directly in giving our support back to them and wishing them all the best for the future.

In closing, we thank everyone over the many years who have supported or participated in the Coopers Bluewater Classic in making it one of the premier fishing competitions in the Northern Territory. We thank our sponsors who have supported our decision in sticking by us and lastly the commitment from the DTBC Bluewater Classic Committee, all of whom volunteer their time in organising this event year after year in growing it to what it has become.

We now look forward to 2021 in coming back bigger and better.

If you have any further questions relating to the cancellation of the event please contact our Club Secretary email address [email protected]

DTBC Bluewater Classic Committee

Club Re-Opening!

We never thought that the Club, nor the whole world, would be facing anything like this COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a truly testing time for all.

The Club has faced many hardships over the past 62 years and we will rise to meet this new challenge.

That said, we are thrilled to announce that we are able to re-open our Club doors at 12PM on Friday 15th May.

There are several social distancing practises that need to be followed in order for us to re-open and we are sure that you will all gladly comply. We Territorians are the first in Australia to re-open and I know we will all play it right.

On behalf of all of our team, we would like to thank those of you who came down and supported our takeaway initiatives over the last 5 weeks – especially those who donated to our Community Kitchen. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our staff who volunteered their time to help.

We have been working tirelessly towards next week’s re-opening and look forward to continuing our Darwin Trailer Boat Club journey.

All the best,


DTBC Community Kitchen

Every Tuesday night until we re-open, the Club will be holding a Community Kitchen. We will be serving wholesome and hearty meals, in take away portions.

The Community Kitchen is a way for all of us to work together to pull through these tough times. The meals will be sold by donation to ensure that everyone can access a meal, without concern for the price.

The Club’s staff will be donating their time and any profits made will be passed on to Foodbank NT.


Finally, we kindly ask that you please observe social distancing rules at all times. Please remain behind the marked lines, or in your car where possible. For those of you who arrive on foot, an area will be clearly marked for you to wait.

We hope to see you all on Tuesday night.




COVID-19 Club Closure


Dear all,

It is with a heavy heart that we write this post.

Our world continues to change daily and following the Governments directive, we are sorry to say that we are closing the Club from today, Monday 23rd March, for the foreseeable future.

We are absolutely devastated that it has come to this, but understand it is our responsibility to be part of the national solution to stop the spread of this virus.

On behalf of all of our team, we would like to thank you for your support. Stay well and we hope to see you very soon.

In true Territorian style, we will bounce back from this, bigger and better.

All the best,