Hook A Barra Fishing Experience

Hook A Barra Fishing Experience

1 hour Port Douglas, Australia

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A chance to catch one of Queensland's most iconic fish... if you can!
Fun for all the family.
The perfect activity to do on your way to or from the Daintree

Hook-a-Barra at the award-winning Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm offers fishers and non-fishers the chance to catch one of Queensland's most iconic fish in an idyllic tropical setting.

The Hook-a-Barra fishing experience lasts for one hour and includes an Introduction to Barramundi Fishing tuition session; all equipment; catch and release pond fishing; assistance from our expert fishing guides and access to special viewing tanks.

Hook-a-Barra's ponds are filled with over 1500 barramundi and other species ranging from 50cm to over 1 metre, but these fish are not trained to jump on your rod, so you'll get plenty of tips to perfect your technique.

Hook-a-Barra is suitable for all ages and abilities with a huge range of tackle and a fly-fishing option for expert anglers, plus everything a beginner needs to get hooked!

Non-fishing guests are also welcome with a general admission ($10 payable on arrival) providing full use of all facilities, picnic area and viewing tanks.


  • Fishing rod, tackle, lures and/or bait


  • All fishing is catch and release. Whole fish or fillets may be purchased at an additional cost

Departure Point

27 Murphy St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers


63 Reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

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TheTravellingDmax October 2021

We were greeted by 2 of the lads who run the Hook A Barra Fishing experience who were full of knowledge and genuine nice blokes. Found the experience quite educational and learnt a thing or 2 about sustainable fishing and produce. For the price you pay it would be good to be able to flick some lures a little longer but the money does not go to waste. Highly recommend!

365alessioz September 2021

Great opportunity to learn about the bara and get up close with the animals. Very informative demonstration of just how quick this fish can be. The equipment was great and easy to use, staff was friendly and happy to help all members of our young family. Didn’t land any of the monsters but got the chance to fish our fresh dinner straight out of the pond!

Viv E August 2021

Fun way to experience landing a big barramundi. Friendly staff...easy informative session on the bara farm...then straight into the fishing ..good equipment...as much or little instruction as you need....exciting when the barra bites...they assist you to land it and time to take photos before releasing....bought a piece of barra before we left....made a superb fish dinner.

bandwatson August 2021

An excellent experience with a lot of help from Lee and Patrick. They went out of their way to help you catch a fish.

thebellsAU July 2021

Wanted to catch a barra because it was on my bucket list. Unfortunately I am visiting out of barra season and saw this sign along the road. Stopped and thought would give it a try. Guys there were really helpful and knew much about the barra. Plenty of barra in the ponds and some were huge. Managed to land 2 in my 60 minute allocation, the first 77cm and the second about 55cm. The staff are willing to help out even the novice fisher.

apache2662 July 2021

Great guides who know their stuff, professional equipment, terrific example of sustainability in the fishing industry with well kept fish in a wonderfully clean and manageable environment. And great fun! Would definitely recommend!

Riddijep July 2021

Had a fantastic time. Staff were attentive and informative. Hooked a barra or 2. Not just for kids. Give it a try

1961geoff July 2021

A great morning, enjoying 6 bites and near misses followed by two good catches. A very engaging time which also highlighted just how elusive these fish are. The staff were excellent, and really tried to help me have success. Thanks. I’ll be back.

60elysiap July 2021

Boys had 2 great afternoons catching some big Barra. Team were friendly and helpful and patient with the kids.

thurst90 July 2021

Excellent experience, kids had a blast, Bec in the office area was amazing with our kids and Richard and Jack were fantastic with there assistance around the ponds, it was middle of winter and fish were inactive but they ensured our kids got onto good fish by moving groups to feeding ponds around the place. For southern NSW kids who just wanted to catch a Barra badly they made our holiday special with there effort and friendly treatment would recommend to anyone who has fishing mad kids the place is great 10/10

anastasia g June 2021

We travelled to Port Douglas / Mossman region with our family and saw Hook-a-Burra farm whilst driving to Daintree Village. We are so glad as it become one of our special family highlights of our time in North Queensland. It is eco-friendly which is important and we learnt alot about the difference between saltwater and freshwater farms. They have one area with the large fish for catching and give you all the equipment you need and guidance. It was an incredible experience for the kids to see a barramundi jump out of the water and the feeling of reeling one in. It is a catch and release program and humane for the fish. Chris and Jack were patient with the kids, one of which had no fishing experience. They made the time interesting for the kids. We wish were were staying longer to do the tour and also sample some of the produce they sell.

Sivonnepryce June 2021

We had a great time here. The fish were being slow, but they are animals and doing what animals do. My kids both managed to catch a Barra with the help of our guides. They gave so much advice, and clearly knew what they were talking about. Great morning. They are already asking to come back and do it again.

Sivonne P June 2021

Excellent guides made the experience a wonderful time that my kids decided was the best thing we have ever done so far. The guides made sure both my kids caught something and were really helpful at giving all the advice we needed.

lanest2021 June 2021

We had a great experience catching a Barra We had a good instructor who showed us the way to hook a Barra We after 40 mins we had booked a Barra who gave a great fight to bring into the bank Photo time and then released back to the pond Another experience ticked off the bucket list

Jock R June 2021

What a well-managed and interesting facility. Lee, our guide, was extremely helpful and had us catching Barra in no time. Great to see how these beautiful fish are farmed and cared for, allowing for healthy and sustainable management of this resource. I'd strongly recommend considering this as an activity to do when up in far North Queensland.

squizzy1976 May 2021

Great experience and very helpful staff Awesome day out I hook a 65-70cm Barra in my first 20min and had a ball Price was well worth the experience of hooking up

squizzy1976 May 2021

I highly recommend the hook a Barra experience The staff were friendly and very helpful I hooked up to a 65-70 cm Barra with in 20 minutes of fishing and had a ball Highly recommend the experience The price is well worth the thrill of hooking up

rgladel May 2021

Have just had an amazing morning with Leigh at Hook a Barra doing the total Barra experience. The package included the guided Farm Tour, Leigh was a wealth of knowledge and I got to see the Barra harvest, followed by an entertaining hour battling witts with Barramundi up to a metre long. The farm tour also included a tasting plate of different ways to enjoy eating Barramundi, in all it was worth every cent of the admission and I will be comming back with my friends in the near future. Many thanks Leigh.

thomaslee34 May 2021

You’d think “what fun would it be when you shoot fish in a barrel”? Well, you’d be wrong and you’d be amazed how not as easy to hook a Barra in a pond than you think. However, it top fun and the staff is most helpful in every way. The gear supplied is good and the environment is beautiful and safe. Just a short drive from Port Douglas, it is a top spot for the family, especially kids who want to hook a fish. Highly recommended.

437valeriak May 2021

Fantastic first fishing experience for our 9 and 11 years old grandchildren. Before coming we were having a discussion "What happens if I did not catch a fish", and our negative expectations were destroyed by very friendly, professional and supportive team. Kids learn some fishing skills and even catch 2 fish. We can`t forget the happiest faces and their shining eyes. This only happens because of the wonderful team, who was above and beyond to do everything, possible and not, to make boys catching the fish. Thank you Team, thank you, Richard, for the all happy moments and a great afternoon!

tristan549 April 2021

the kids loved it, big fish and great people well worth the visit. beautiful way to spend a couple of hours.

MrBenjamin1981 April 2021

Awesome experience, staff are excellent, helping another family with young kids to catch at least one huge fish each. got outfished by my wife again. Lol

jimmyfield2021 April 2021

All round family experience, my 8 year old loves his fishing and cleaned up catching two good barra with my 5 year old daughter also catching a good barra. The team provided some good tips and were only too happy to help. Cheers Team

whanau_betty April 2021

We enjoyed the Hook a Barra experience. Staff attentive and positive - and ensured that our three kids managed to each get a fish before leaving.
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