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.
My tip is that this Saturday Darwin boat ramps leading into Darwin Harbour will have more traffic than they have had on any day this year.
That’s because Saturday is 1 October and that’s the official start of Million Dollar Fish season two.
Although ostensibly designed to attract interstate fishos to the Top End during the build-up and the... (more)
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I understand some local tackle shop owners are busily loading up their lure walls while kicking a rhythmic instep and whistling as they dance.
Likewise, professional barra guides and fishing lodge operators are clinking amber-foaming glasses and saluting the unseasonal arrival of truly-incredible rainfall across the Top End.
Yes indeed, the skies have... (more)
It was good news that Palmerston Game Fishing Club’s tenth annual Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge (SWB) produced the best result that it has in years.
Once again, it was held from the convenient Corroboree Park Tavern on the Arnhem Highway and just a short drive to Corroboree.
In some ways, the quality of fishing was a surprise and,... (more)
The competition scene fires up big time this weekend.
Firstly, Palmerston Game Fishing Club’s Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Once again it will be held at Corroboree Lagoon with the Corroboree Park Tavern as the official venue.
The SWB, as it has come to be known, runs over Friday and Saturday this week.... (more)
Some life has been breathed into the Top End fishing scene, and it’s happened both on inland freshwater and Darwin coastal waters.
Some great news is that Corroboree Lagoon is actually fishing quite well for quality barra.
Roger Sinclair has been spending some time plying the waters of this iconic lagoon, and has been catching fish on every trip.... (more)
One thing that the Top End Barra Series (TEBS) does whenever one of its six annual rounds is held on a Top End waterway is provide up-to-date information on the quality of fishing at the chosen location.
TEBS round four was no different and has provided a great insight into the quality of barra fishing at the iconic Corroboree Lagoon.
The round was held... (more)
This week I’m giving you a heads up on the 29th Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge which is scheduled for 21-23 October.
Hosted by the Palmerston Game Fishing Club, this is the 29th anniversary of this iconic family fishing competition which is open to the general public.
The fishing grounds are all waterways east of Corroboree Park Tavern, including... (more)
If it’s clear water you’re after this weekend – be it in the estuaries of offshore – then you’ll certainly get it thanks to the dead neap tides that will be happening both days.
Winds offshore won’t be too bad – mainly easterlies around 15-20km/h – so trailer boats of 5m or longer should have no difficulties.... (more)
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)
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)
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)