The Dhipirri Team
Owner Operators – Darren and Sharon Nickolls
Dhipirri Barra and Sportfishing Lodge is proudly owned and operated by Darren and Sharon Nickolls.
Darren is one of the most highly regarded fishing guides in the Northern Territory, and along with his wife Sharon (Director of Business Operations), opened Dhipirri lodge in East Arnhem Land in late 2013. Their vision was to provide a personalised fishing experience with first class accommodation and service, all in a remote Arnhem Land location.
Darren spends most the season at the Lodge and between his fishing skills, knowledge of the area and sense of humour, a day on the boat with him is unforgettable.
The office operations are run by Sharon, who is supported by a team of 3 that cover sales, administration, marketing and social media.
Being a family business, it is no surprise that their three gorgeous children, Rahni, Shawnee and Daniel, all love chasing the Barra at Dhipirri.
The business is a long term member of Tourism Top End and Tourism NT from it’s days as ‘Darren’s NT Barra Safaris’, and are proudly an accredited business with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and recognised nationally by the National Tourism Accreditation Framework.
Lodge Managers – John and Kylee
The Dhipirri Lodge operations are currently managed by John Sach, who has many years experience as a skipper and has travelled all around Australia in search of adventure with his partner Kylee who is the Assistant Lodge Manager. John and Kylee run the lodge with precision and a smile – as they team with our new resident Chef Paul Minogue and our qualified Hostess Nicole Wheeler to ensure an exceptional client experience at Dhipirri.
The fishing guides at Dhipirri have extensive experience of Northern Territory waterways and all have intimate knowledge of the Dhipirri fishing locations. Under Darren’s leadership, the guides utilise their expertise and skills to provide professional guidance to all clients, from the beginner to the experienced angler.
David ‘Syd’ Openshaw