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What better way to chase the mighty barra than by helicopter?

Owned and operated by Nautilus Aviation, Helifish offers fishing adventures flying to remote fishing spots in a range of helicopters. The fleet includes a Robinson 44, a Bell 206 Jet Ranger, a luxurious 6-seater, airconditioned Airbus H130 and arriving early 2017 two of the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to be delivered in the Asia Pacific region.

The full-day adventure is Helifish’s most-popular tour, attracting in excess of 1,000 people each year. Many clients are repeat customers, addicted to remote-access fishing made possible only by helicopter.  With two hours of flight time and over six hours of fishing, Helifish clients enjoy fishing at exclusive remote sites, chosen daily, depending on the season, weather, tides and time of day.

Exclusive fishing is made possible by permits to locations including the untouched floodplains of the Daly River and Anson Bay estuaries and coastline. Other areas frequented include Arnhem Land and a secret new location yet to be revealed! Exclusive access to these sites means clients fish areas where there is minimal fishing pressure and no commercial netting. Helifish also promotes a catch-and-release policy to ensure the ongoing health of the fishery. However, an exception for dinner is always possible.

The tour is well suited for professionals, nonanglers, families and larger groups combining two or more helicopters.  Heli-fishing is more than just fishing: the flights to and from each fishing spot fly over spectacular and isolated country, including vast floodplains, rivers, wetlands, billabongs and magnificent coastal red cliffs.  Due to the uninterrupted visibility from their helicopters, the visual experience and photo opportunities of landscapes, water birds, crocodiles, boars, water buffalo and other surprises are second to none!

At Helifish, heli-fishing is exclusively what it does – it is not a part time tour; it is its business.  Helifish’s highly-trained pilots/guides are fishing every day.  They know what baits or lures work and which spots are fishing the best to give their clients the greatest chance of success.  With exclusive, remote fishing, magnificent inflight views and a stop-off at an iconic pub on the way home to celebrate catching that “big one”, what are you waiting for? Call the team today on 1800 88 HELI!

All fishing equipment, food and refreshments are provided.  All that is needed is a camera and sense of adventure!


Have you registered for the Million Dollar Fish Competition in the NT? Hook a $10,000 tagged barra with Helifish and they will double your money with a BONUS $10,000! Here’s to tight lines and dollar signs! Season 2 ends 28 February 2017.


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