Welcome to Wildman Fishing Tours, the Northern Territory’s premium fishing charter and tourism operator.

We take you straight to the fishing hot spots, where you can chase wild Barramundi, Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon, Snapper, Mackerel, Trevally, Coral Trout and Cod. Destinations include the Mary, Finniss and Daly Rivers, Dundee Beach, Darwin Harbour and surrounds.

Our professional fishing guides are passionate about fishing and have spent their lives traversing the Top End’s waterways hunting metre plus Barra and massive Threadfin Salmon.  Their only ambition now is to help you catch your ultimate fish!

Your Guide

Jeff Roscoe (formerly Chilled Out Fishing) is the head guide and owner of Wildman Fishing Tours and is a passionate professional Barramundi fisherman. 

Having been a fisherman his whole life, and since moving to the Northern Territory, Jeff has been professionally guiding for many years.  

During this time, Jeff’s accumulated considerable experience guiding on Melville Island, where he not only learned the reefs and inland waterways but also took a personal interest in the indigenous culture of the island, learning their history, practices, and appreciation of the land.

Since leaving Melville, Jeff has focussed on mainland fishing destinations, including the Mary River, Finniss River, Adelaide River and Darwin Harbour.

One of his favourite fishing destinations is the Little Finnis River, purely because of the amount of Barramundi he and his guests have had the good fortune of catching there. 

A family man himself, Jeff loves nothing more than the opportunity to take families out for a day to experience the Top-End waterways, and teach them some fishing techniques they will cherish for a lifetime. His only wish is that every family will get the opportunity to fish together and enjoy this experience and the delicious meals that come afterward.

This is not to say he is not a serious sports fisherman, and when he’s behind the wheel of a boat, there is not a  Barramundi in sight that is safe.  

Jeff’s goal is to find better and more exciting ways to get you to your fishing destination, and ensure your day on the water is exceptional!

Hear Jeff on Tales from the Tinny at the following link, (38mins in).

The Wildman Boat

At Wildman, we believe it’s the details that make the difference and in our fully customised fishing boat designed for local waters, you’ll soon be sitting pretty as you cruise down the river systems.

At 7.8m, she has plenty of legroom and a spacious casting deck for lure or fly fishing.  Powered by a Honda BF250 Engine, there’s plenty of grunt under the hood to get you to where you need to be!

More Specs 7.8m | top of the range Lowrance Fishfinder | 6 Swivel Seats | Pro Fishing Gear | Live Bait Tank | Eskies | Retractable Shade | Fully certified with 2C and 2D Surveys.

The Wildman Philosophy

At Wildman, we take a different approach to most charter companies because we care about our customers and want them to not only have an exceptional experience on the water but also witness the stunning beauty and uniqueness of the Northern Territory.

The Wildman Promise

When you book a charter or tour with us, we will be responsive and help you plan your adventure. You can speak with our reservations team, or fishing guides, who will share with you the best available options for the time of year you are travelling. We can also help you choose accommodation and other activities in the area to ensure the trip of a lifetime.

Here’s what some of our guests have to say:

Travis Foulis (Facebook)

“By far the best fishing experience I’ve had. Thank you, I learnt so much!”

Mia Hofer (Facebook)

“We had an amazing day out on the boat with guide William. I learned so much thank you!”

Brett Stevens (Facebook)

“Spent Friday and Saturday out on the water with Bill. Had an awesome couple of days with some big Barra hooked and 1m+ landed. Highly recommended guide.”

Booking with Wildman

So, if you would like to have a chat with us, feel free to pick up the phone. We have a dedicated team ready and waiting to take your call and put together your next adventure. If you prefer, we also have an online booking platform, just click the BOOK NOW button.

See the following links for more information on:

What to bring
How to get there

For further information about fishing and getting around the NT, see the following useful links.

  • Northern Territory Fisheries Website, link
  • Detailed Tide Information at Shady Camp, link
  • NT Road Report, link
  • Northern Territory Drive and Travel Map (pdf), link

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