The founder of Angling Adventures Garry Barmby was a keen fisherman from a young age. Since then Garry maintained his passion for angling to the extent that he founded the company. It then became his life! Garry was lucky enough to fish all corners of the world and when not out on site enjoying these remote and exotic locations he was in the office talking to his clients about these amazing destinations.
Garry loved sight fishing and the tours offered are some of the finest examples in the world, his greatest catches were a barramundi that bottomed out the 60 lbs scales. His first giant tarpon that was estimated at about 130 lbs on 13 lbs (6kg) line that took 2 hours 10 minutes to land.
Garry sadly passed in 2021 and the business was put up for sale. Looking to spend less time on the water, Glenn "Watty" Watt from Barefoot Fishing Safaris saw the business as a great opportunity to have clients experience a wider variety fishing than he could ever imagine while maintaining the legacy of Garry's work.
Glenn, along with his brothers Dean and Nick, purchased the business in August 2021.
Glenn "Watty" is one of the Northern Territories premier fishing guides and has been running Barefoot Fishing Safaris for over 10 years.
His passion for fishing runs deep and he always provides clients with an experience to remember, whether that's chasing barra during the NT runoff or saltwater fly fishing for pelagic speedsters.
Dean "Banjo" a former N.T. fishing guide, now resides in Scotland, skippering vessels of all shapes and sizes.
He thrives on fishing far flung locations, from pike in Finland, trout in Italy or bass in France, he always packs a rod in his suitcase.
Banjo also hosts the fishing show The Predator Podcast.
Nick is an aircraft engineer by trade, has spent time working in Antarctica and on humanitarian missions, coordinating logistics.
He enjoys nothing more than catching a reddy at Rocklands Reservoir in the boy's home town of Balmoral, Western Victoria.