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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.

Winners of the DOMETIC VACUUM SEALER NAFA 31 Competition.

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Alex's Fishing Report 19 January 2017

19th Jan 17

If there’s one thing that will get a kid to put his or her phone down for a minute, it’s a bent rod with a fish on the end of the line.
I’ve said and written many times before that fishing is one of the best activities that kids and teenagers can get into.
It teaches them all manner of skills, including such things as: problem solving,... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 12 January 2017

12th Jan 17

It looks like it’s time to get all fired up again about chasing one of those lucrative red-tagged barra.
I find it interesting that there were six $10,000 fish caught in the first fortnight of the Million Dollar Fish (MDF) campaign last October, and then not one more until last weekend when Benjamin Kaart bagged his cash fish in Darwin River.
Maybe... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 5 January 2017

5th Jan 17

I can’t tell you if these were the biggest barra caught in the Top End during the last week or so of 2016, but 109cm, 114cm, 117cm and 127cm must surely rattle the tin.
It was Thursday 22 December when I received a text from old mate George Voukolos Junior.
On that day, he fished land-based at the mouth of Bamboo Creek on the Daly River and landed... (more)

Alex's Fishing Report 15 December 2016

15th Dec 16

It looks like forecasts from the Bureau of Metreology reported in this column at least a month ago are spot on: the first monsoon of the Top End wet season will arrive during the fortnight of Christmas; ie the week before or the week after.
The most-likely scenario now is that the monsoon will descend across the Top End by next Thursday.
There is also... (more)

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)