Vivs Profile

Vivs ThistletwaiteHi I am Viv Thistlethwaite, owner/operator of Vivs Barramundi and Sportfishing Safaris. When you travel with us I will be your host and fishing guide also. I have enjoyed fishing all my life. 

Starting at a young age in PNG where I was born, and then moved to Australia in 1973. In 1976 I moved to the Northern Territory to set up a Marine Retail outlet. Since then I have had several small businesses offering marine services such as retail, servicing and repairs including a Yamaha franchise.

In 1994 I set up a land based safaris camp in Arnhemland and my guiding career began. In Febuary of 1999 I brought TSMY Swordfish and started mothership fishing to enable us to move to the best available fishing grounds.

My trades include outboard & diesel mechanic, giving me the ability to fix any breakdowns usually on the spot. Safety is paramount to this business and all my vessels are surveyed and maintained to the highest possible standard.

As Darwin's longest serving Fishing Tour Operator I have 

extensive experience of the entire NT coastline, and have gained much knowledge of this area. I am also permitted access to it. 

My hobbies include classic cars and shooting.

I very much enjoy fishing and guiding, and it is my pleasure to be able to offer this remote Top End experience to others…….


Tight Lines Viv

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Viv's Barra & Sport Fishing Charters

P.O. Box 38220
Winnellie NT 0821
Northern Territory, Australia
PH: 0419 812 188
IDD: +614 19 812 188

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