Date: Saturday 26th January, 6:00AM - 4:00PM
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Great Northern Barra Bash

Don’t miss this year’s Great Northern Barra Bash on Australia Day!

Enjoy a day fishing in the Darwin Harbour & Shoal Bay while trying to catch the Million Dollar Fish!

Join us for the “Great Northern Barra Bash” competition to be held on Darwin Harbour & Shoal Bay.

Hit the Water at 6am & challenge yourself in catching a Barra for the day, maybe one with a Million Dollar tag attached.

  • When: Saturday 26 January 
  • Event starts at 6am
  • Event finishes at 4pm

This is a Member & Guest event with Prizes to be won.

Competition Rules 

  • Event is being held on Australia Day Saturday 26th January starting at 6am.
  • Event ends at 4pm with competitors having to be back at the club by this time, Presentation will occur in the Conference room or under Green Sail area subject to weather.
  • Competition is held within the confines of Darwin Harbour & Shoal Bay only.
  • This event is a catch & release competition only, competitors can retain their catch for personal use per NT Fisheries procession limits & regulations.
  • All Barra caught are to be measured & photographed on a brag mat via a digital camera device that can be used to confirm its size back at the Club by 4pm (full fish must be in photo).
  • Photos are then to be emailed to Club email address [email protected], they will then be judged & viewed.
  • Any photo must also include proof of date – e.g. NT Sunday Newspaper front page included in photo
  • Winner will be judged by the longest fish caught on the day via photo proof presented by competitor, any size Barra photographed can be included in a catch & release event.
  • This is a Club members & guest event only. A guest must be in the same boat as the DTBC member on the day.
  • Fish must be caught by hook & line technique only, Bait or Lure are acceptable.
  • Skippers are responsible for own safety of boat & crews on the day.
  • Competition is run within the honesty & integrity by all competitors on the day per the rules set.
  • Judges decision is final & no protests can occur after the winner is announced.
  • Event is to promote & foster our Club’s values, it strongly encourages all Members plus their families to join in.
  • Catch one with a RED tag & it’s your shout at the Bar.

How to participate:

  • Registrations are required for the event & are to include name of member plus any guests by 25th January, registrations to be sent to Jeff Watson [email protected]

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to register also for the Million Dollar Fish Competition.


Great Northern Barra Bash