About Us

Chris with a Darwin Harbour Longtail Tuna
Chris with a Darwin Harbour Longtail Tuna

River & Reef Fishing Charters is owned and operated by me (Chris Jones), since moving to the Northern Territory in 1999 I have worked as a freelance fishing guide, fishing many of the Top End’s best Barramundi fishing locations, in 2003 I started River & Reef Fishing Charters.

I am a licensed Northern Territory Fishing Tour Operator and have also met the stringent standards set by Parks Australia to obtain a Kakadu Sport Fishing Operators permit. I hold a current senior first aid certificate and a Coxwains certificate.

All bookings/enquiries are looked after by my brother Mike through his business Fish The Top End, this ensures that your enquiries are promptly answered and if I am unavailable Mike will be able to source the best of guides to look after you. Mike has many years experience fishing the Top End and will be able to help you with all your fishing enquiries and is also able to assist with accommodation and other touring bookings.

Contact us now to organise your next fishing trip to the Northern Territory.


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Accreditation will benefit you by providing you with a recognisable symbol of quality, allowing you to make better informed choices when selecting tourism products and services. Accreditation will give you comfort that your expectations of the tourism experience will be met and that you will receive value for money.

Don’t you deserve some R and R ??