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The Boats & Tackle

The Boats

Dhipirri Barra & Sportfishing Lodge operates 5 custom-built Bar Crusher boats which take a maximum of 3 anglers.

Built on Bar Crusher’s 670XS Gen2™ hull to 2D marine survey, each boat incorporates six watertight buoyancy compartments, which makes the deep-V hull virtually unsinkable, while retaining its unique Quickflow™ water ballast system for superior stability at rest.

Each boat features a 175hp Suzuki motor.

All boats are fitted with Lowrance depth and side sounders, marine radios and a full array of safety equipment.

Bar Crusher director Peter Cleland said the team worked closely with Darren and Sharon to ensure the 615XS Guide series met stringent requirements and expectations.

The Tackle

All top quality equipment and tackle is provided to clients at Dhipirri with Wilson Fishing’s 6-8kg Venom Rods, complimented with Shimano Curado or Abu Garcia reels (baitcaster or spin) and Fins braid.

A wide selection of lures and plastics are used depending on the fish and location with Reidy’s Lures and Wilson Fishing products such as Zerek and Akame being popular choices. We also use Super Schneider Fishing Line for our leaders.

Clients are also welcome to bring their own rods, reels and lures.

Fly fishing is also accommodated at Dhipirri Lodge, however all gear must be brought by the client.

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