Come as customers and leave as friends!
Professional Fishing Guides in Darwin
At Anglers Choice Fishing Safaris, our professional fishing guides love what they do - and it shows! Our team members are fun and enthusiastic with a passion for sharing the best fishing in Northern Territory and all it has to offer. Come as customers and leave as friends, that’s the Anglers Choice way!
Our Professional Fishing Guides
Meet the team that's passionate about making your Darwin fishing tour one to remember.
A Territory girl at heart with Kakadu floodwater flowing through her veins, Emma is the heart and soul of Anglers Choice. She juggles the phone, stacks the beach house esky, and can crack a Mud Crab claw with the best of them!
With a passion for customer service and a strong managerial background, nothing is too much trouble for Em. Just as handy with a diary as she is with a rod, she steers the Anglers Choice ship and ensures smooth sailing for all onboard.
Dave is a highly regarded fishing guide in the Top End. His intimate knowledge of the waters surrounding Dundee is reflected in his ability to help clients catch a large variety of different species.
Dave will take the time to discuss tackle, knots and techniques. He is passionate about guiding and works closely with fisheries research to look after our fishery. Clients love him and fish fear him.
A true gentleman and a highly-respected fishing guide amongst the industry. Hully has an unsurpassed ability to find quality reef fish. If big black jewfish, coral trout, bluebone, golden snapper and red emperor are on your bucket list then Hully is your man. He is the jewfish whisperer. Hully is also a fabulous cook and often whips up fresh Nummus on the boat. Delicious!
Ian's passion is anything fishing. From billfish to barra to bluewater, he loves it all. Ian has recently been competing in the Top End Billfish Series and has been getting great results for him and his team mates. He is a funny bugger, loves a good time, a good laugh but is a true professional on the water and strives to exceed customers expectation's.
If a Billfish is on your bucket list then Kurt is your man. He has won multiple fishing comps across the top end as a skipper and champion angler including a career highlight winning all 3 Territory Billfish tournaments in one year, 2020!
Born in the Kimberley Kurt grew up fishing and has travelled back and forward to the NT chasing Barra to Billfish for over 20 years. Kurt has been a relief guide with Anglers Choice over the last ten years and but starts the 2021 season as a full time Anglers Choice guide.
Phil is an avid lure and fly fisherman who grew up in the Southern states fishing estuaries for Bass, Flathead, bream and Jewfish before stepping up into Land Based Game fishing in his teenage years. He had a stint in the NT a decade ago where he had his first entanglement with NT Barramundi, Saratoga and Northern Pelagics and was hooked. Phil has recently moved interstate but still moonlights as a relief Anglers Choice guide throughout the year.
Known and loved by customers as Billy the Goat (Greatest Of All Time), Billy will entertain you whilst working hard to get you onto great fish. A genuinely great Territory bloke, Billy lives to fish and has experience on the water beyond his years. Many mature aged clients say fishing with Billy is like fishing with and old mate in a younger man's body. The words "Born to Fish" were written for our Billy.
Wayne navigates between guiding on the BIG boat and SMALL group guiding on the 7.4m boats. He truly is a flexible fishing guide! When he is not on charter he is often found land based fishing around Dundee Beach! Recently named the "Kindergarten Cop" he loves having families and children on board and truly loves helping the next generation of anglers get hooked on fishing.
Josh loves the technical side of fishing and enjoys sharing his knowledge with customers. He excels at all styles of fishing but his true passion is barra and sport fishing. If Josh can cast a lure at it, he will catch it. A day on the water with Josh is super educational yet relaxed and fun.
When Jackson is not guiding clients onto quality fish he is hunting down barra in the river systems in preparation for his next clients adventure. Barra fishing is his passion but he is just as keen and capable on the bluewater. Jackson is a Territory lad, born with a rod and reel in his hand. He is kind, funny and very capable and has fast become a great asset to the Anglers Choice team.
Rocco - Resident Dog
More human that dog, Rocco is a rescue dog that landed in paradise when Emma adopted him in 2020. Rocco lavishes love on every guest and loves a good belly rub. He is the first into the minibus every morning to make sure he never misses a trip to the boat ramp which is the highlight of his day after the dump run. Breakfast bacon is his favourite food followed closely by medium rare scotch fillet.