Night Fishing with Bundy
On Bundy's tag a long night fishing tour you will experience marine life at night. More species can be seen at night and different corals will amaze you with their beautiful colours and splashes of light. Fish for bluebone, coral trout, mangrove jack, rock cod and blue line emperor to name a few. Bundy will bring along the spears for you to try traditional fishing methods.
Learn about the tides, how Bardi people read the stars and how they connect into the Dreamtime stories. Bundy will light a fire on the beach to show respect to his Elders and that fire will stay alight until you get back from fishing.
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What to expect
As the sun sets on a perfect day, meet Bundy’s mob at the Djarindjin Roadhouse before heading off for a spot of night fishing with a twist! This is a tag a long tour and a 4WD is essential.
In the tag a long convey Bundy will lead you to his fishing place where you will join some of his family as you walk along the beach searching for rock pools to go spearing for fish and crabs.
Bundy will welcome you to his area and you will discover many learning about the traditional fishing methods, how to throw a spear correctly to ensure you can catch a feed. You will get to have a beach cook up if you catch a feed.
Bundy’s knowledge of his land and his people is inspiring and he loves to share many stories with his guests. He will share many stories with you including the connection we share to the beach and the moon at night time. Listen to the sounds of the beach, waves crashing or lapping and discover how we are all connected to the ancient landscape around us.
What is included
Tour departures are subject to tide times.
Tag A Long Tour - 4WD Essential.
Bring along reef shoes, torch, mosquito and sandfly repellent, some snacks, water and clothes you are happy to get wet.
The tour runs for approximately 1.5 - 2hours pending on tides.
- Aboriginal Guide
- Fishing and equipment
- Bush cook up with the night's catch.
Djarindjin Roadhouse, Djarindjin Junction St, Dampier Peninsula Western Australia.Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.
What to bring
- Spare clothing
- Walking shoes
- Water bottle
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Brendan Chaquebor, known as ‘Bundy’, is a Bardi elder of the Djarindjin community on the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome. Djarindjin community people were once part of the Lombadina Catholic Mission, during the 1980’s the Federal Government instigated the homeland movement, and the old people that were living on the sand dunes and around the mission decided they wanted to have their own community.
Bundy’s passion in life is upholding traditional knowledge, law and culture and he shares this through his tourism experiences on Bundy’s Cultural Tours which the family started in 2015.
As a Traditional Custodian, Bundy lives a contemporary but traditional Aboriginal lifestyle and his culture is very much a part of his everyday life. His tours provide an opportunity for visitors to meet with him and his family.
Join Bundy on his fishing tour and witness how the local Bardi people use a native plant to stun fish and learn about the reef and the fascinating marine life. Take a walk with Bundy on a bush tucker tour and discover the local use for many of the native plants in the area. While on Bundy’s tour you will learn about the local history, culture and traditions of the Bardi people.