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Australia's northern capital city, Darwin, is a major centre for recreational fishing in Australia and home to locally-produced National Australian Fishing Annual (NAFA)

Established in 1992, NAFA is Australia’s largest and most widely distributed fishing magazine, available through newsagents, selected tackle shops and online. NAFA is a bi-annual, coming out in May and November of each year. It is a large format, full colour, gloss magazine with almost 300 pages of content per edition.

Due to popular demand, NAFA now incorporates a flipover magazine called NAFA's Outdoors 4X4 Travel & Camping. With this new addition, NAFA is not only a reliable and authoritative source for information on all aspects of fishing and boating, but also 4WD, travel and camping.

This quality magazine contains informative articles and first-class photography from the best writers in the country and also features the popular NAFA Good Gear Model Pictorial.

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Alex's Fishing Report 8 December 2016

8th Dec 16

Vale Stephen Sly

Last week we lost a Territory fisheries stalwart with the sudden passing of Steve Sly.
Steve was only 41 and he was both an angler and a Fisheries manager.
Although born and educated in the Territory, in recent times, he had been living with his parents in southern NSW.
There he had been waiting for a heart/lung transplant but sadly none... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 1 December 2016

1st Dec 16

There’ve been some nice big barra caught around the traps of late.
The biggest was a strapping, beautifully-conditioned 120cm fish which gave its captor, talented Darwin angler Stewie Martin, a hell of a tussle.
“I was with my mates Rolf Hallenstein and Darren Warway, trolling a Classic 160 3+ inside a small creek near the mouth of the South... (more)

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28th Nov 16

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Alex's Fishing Report 24 November 2016

24th Nov 16

I haven’t written about the weather for a while but it’s certainly clear that we are looking far better for a good wet season than we have been for the last couple of years.
The great build-up weather that the Bureau of Metreology predicted for September/October certainly happened.
It was a result of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 17 November 2016

17th Nov 16

With great weather, a red-hot new location and more enthusiasm from teams than you can poke a stick at, it’s no surprise that last week’s NT Billfish Classic was a resounding success.
For good reason, one person who was rapt was competition co-ordinator Peter Dienhoff.
“We had a cracker,” Peter said.
“We steamed up to Mesquite... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 10 November 2016

10th Nov 16

I’ve written it up before but, for my money, there’s no better estuary barra tide than a making spring.
That’s exactly what we have this weekend and the beauty is that there is enough variance between Saturday’s and Sundays’s tides that several locations come into play.
On Saturday, the low tide is a nudge under 2 metres at... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 3 November 2016

3rd Nov 16

ANGLERS FIGHT IT OUT IN KAKADU

Now Into its eleventh year, the annual Alligator Fishing Club Challenge was once again a great success.
According to the club’s Andy Ralph, last weekend 40 boats spread far and wide in Kakadu competing in the challenge.
“The all-species competition sees many teams race down the South Alligator River chasing... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 27 October 2016

27th Oct 16

You should’ve been here last week pretty well sums up the weekend’s Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge.
I’m sure that’s what many of the record 259 anglers in 89 teams were thinking following the tough conditions and even tougher fishing out at Corroboree Billabong.
Yes, competitors hit the water in their droves last Friday and... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 20 October 2016

20th Oct 16

Never in the 28 year history of the Corroboree Park Challenge has there been so much anticipation and excitement.
Scheduled for this weekend commencing Friday evening, with the allowable fishing area being from the Mary River system all the way to and including the East Alligator River, I have no doubt that just about every competitor will be fishing... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 13 October 2016

13th Oct 16

The Top End Barra Series (TEBS) is over for another year following the final sixth round held recently in Darwin Harbour.
Given the Million Dollar Fish season two campaign had started, and Darwin Harbour yielded six of 10 recaptured red-tagged barra last season, you can imagine the anticipation amongst competitors.
Apparently the excitement reached a bit... (more)

THE BLOCKBUSTER NAFA 31

21st Jul 16

The latest Issue No 31 of the Australian blockbuster fishing and outdoors magazine, NAFA, will hit the newsstands late July.

This bumper issue has 236 pages of Australia-wide fishing coverage, as well as a “flip-over” NAFA’S OUTDOORS magazine with its own cover.

NAFA is published only twice a year and represents great value at... (more)

Vale Tony Hare - Alex's Fishing Report 24 December 2015

24th Dec 15

The Top End angling scene lost another of its favourite sons last week.
Anthony James Hare, aka Ton’, aka Harey, lost his battle with prostate cancer at the age of 66.
There’s so much you can write about Harey, and I reckon there must be hundreds of anglers who could readily relate their own personal story involving him.
If you’ve ever... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 17 December 2015

17th Dec 15

Few Darwin anglers would not be aware of the passing of Scott Eccles early last Saturday.
I’ve known Scotty since he was born, and I’ve fished with him probably more than anyone else in recent years.
So, on a positive note, I’d like to reflect this week on Scotty the angler, a truly great one at that.
You know, barra fishing can be a fickly... (more)