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.
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)
It was almost a surprise earlier-to-mid this week to have such strong winds, and it’s the reason why temperatures have finally dropped to more-normal dry season levels.
Mainly for the dry season so far, winds have not been a big issue for those heading offshore from Darwin.
And it’s heading that way again this weekend, with light winds predicted... (more)
I’m filing my column this week from the Australian Fishing Trade Show which is held each year on the Gold Coast.
Talk about a kid in a lolly shop – three days is nowhere near long enough to get around all the stands and check out the mind-boggling array of rods, reels, lines, lures and all manner of fishing paraphernalia.
As always, there was... (more)
Most barra anglers would be familiar with the term “boof”.
It’s vernacular for the noise made by a barra feeding on the surface.
Basically, a barra takes a small fish or crustacean, or tadpole for that matter, by imploding a mouthful of water that includes its prey, and shutting its mouth at the same time as the water is pushed out... (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 second season of Million Dollar Fish will have even more prize hooks to lure anglers and promote tourism in the Top End. Registrations have opened for the competition to begin on 1 October when you can fish for 101 barramundi which will have been tagged and released at well-known fishing locations across the Northern Territory. One will carry a MILLION... (more)
How good is it that the Million Dollar Fish campaign will run again on 1 October this year until 28 February next year.
Tourism NT’s Million Dollar Fish campaign was heralded a great success, with some truly impressive statistics to back this up.
For starters, more than 43,000 people registered for the competition from 62 different countries, including... (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)