The NT Barramundi Classic is arguably Australia’s premier Barramundi fishing tournament, held on the unspoilt Daly River, located in the Northern Territory (250 kms south of Darwin).
Held during the peak fishing times, barramundi are caught, measured, tagged and released by teams of three individuals and scores are accumulated on a length basis daily. Teams are permitted to fish a 52km stretch of the river from 7am to 5pm for five consecutive days. The outright winner is the team with the most accumulated points and receives the prestigious “Barra on a Stick”.
This iconic tournament was was founded by the Darwin Game Fishing Club in 1982. From those humble beginnings the “Classic” has grown in stature every year to what you see today, a highly coordinated, state-of-the-art fishing tournament.
The “Classic” is the flagship Barramundi fishing tournament worldwide and has a five-star National Accreditation. Competing teams descent on Darwin from all over Australia, as well as overseas to fish this week-long annual competition.