Frequently Asked Question’s


Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Although we provide everything you will need for your fishing adventure you are more than welcome to bring your own, keeping in mind there is a 15kg weight restriction on baggage and travel items, as well as length of items. Please check with us first.

What time of the year is the best time to come?

Because of our unique fisheries and waterways there is no real time that is better than others, however there are different times throughout the year when weather may effect certain facets of our fishing.

What should I bring?

It is recommended that you bring light full length clothing for your day to day adventure, casual clothing for the lodge, sunscreen, seasick tablets, repellent, anti inflammatory tablets and any personal medication you might need.

Do your rooms have en-suite?

No they do not, however facilities are a mere 15 meters away.

What is the accommodation like?

All our rooms are the same, however, some rooms do have double beds & a family room while others have single beds in them. All rooms are clean, air conditioned and comfortable, restful after an adventurous day out.

What kind of fish can I catch?

There are far too many species of fish to name with the more sought after fish being, Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack and Black Jew Fish.

How long is the flight from Darwin and on what aircraft?

The flight time from Darwin to Garden Point (Pirlangimpi) is 30 minutes with Fly Tiwi (read about it here: (

How long does it take to get from the airport to the lodge?

It’s a very short 2 minute drive from the airport to the lodge in our comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

Where do we board the boat/s?

Our professional fishing vessels are docked directly out the front of the lodge on our private jetty.

How long do you fish for each day?

Your day will start at 7.30am and finish at 4.00pm. Shorter or longer trips can be arranged up request.

How long is the boat cruise to the fishing grounds?

This will all depend on what the days game plan is for your fishing requirements for all blue water, reef and pelagic, most species are within 30 to 40 minutes, Black Jewfish is 2 minute and barramundi and estuary fishing is 1 to 30 minutes from the lodge.

Will we target certain fish on certain days?

This is entirely up to you. Our experiences are all tailored around what our guests want, so if you want to target only barramundi, or prefer to mix it up with many species at Clearwater we will make it happen. ‘

Can I take fish home?

We follow a Catch & Release policy which ensures that all your future experiences here are consistent, however you will indulge in your freshly caught fish each night.

How many Guests can stay at Clearwater Island Lodge ?

Large groups are common place for us. If you are looking to book a large group give us a call to discuss your options.

What kind of boats do you fish in and how many people per boat?

We have a wide range of boats, all our boats are Surveyed and most of them in excess of 6 meters in length fully equipped with safety and comfort in mind.