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. 

Emma Cartwright

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 Rinkin

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 used, knots and techniques. He is passionate about guiding and works closely with fisheries research to look after our fishery.

Commercially, Dave holds a Master Class 5 and MED. Clients love him and fish fear him.

Hully Politis

A true gentleman and a highly-respected fishing guide amongst the industry. Hully was born and bred in the Northern Territory and has spent his life fishing the Top End waterways.


He has a NT Coxswain Certificate and 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.

A highlight for many guests at the beach house is Hully’s famous Greek Souvla cook up.

Zach Klein

When Zack 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. Zack is a Territory lad born with a rod and reel in his hand.

He loves the technical side of fishing and enjoys helping his customers understand the ins and outs of fishing in his backyard. Zack has a NT Coxswain Certificate.

Kurt Williamson

Kurt Williamson

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 Dumpleton

Phil Dumpleton

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.


Emma has an eye for spotting great fishing talent and recruited Phil after a chance meeting through friends. He has since become an awesome all round member of the Anglers Choice team.

We're Passionate About The NT – And It Shows

We are more than just a fishing trip. We love to share our backyard with you. Our team works together to help plan the perfect fishing vacation. We're all about making sure you experience the very best of the Dundee Beach region. 

Contact Us

To learn more about our fleet and our guides,
give us a call on 0419 849 548.

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