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NAFA's Fishing Magazine - Contents

NAFA's Fishing Magazine #33

16 THE THIRTY POUND CLUB Every South Aussie fisho who ever cast a line has, at some stage or another, lusted after a 30lb snapper. Ben Knaggs offers great advice on just how to do it.
22 THE LAKE OF 1000 CASTS Jez Johnson explains how he discovered why Lake Tinaroo has become something of an iconic waterway for consistently producing some of Australia’s biggest barramundi.
28 NO RUN, NO FUN – RUBBISH! “No run, no fun” goes the old saying. It lies. Lee Brake finds that fun is there for the taking for those willing to experiment, especially offshore.
34 GAME OF DRONES – FISHING WITH UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES Drone fishing: is it the next “big thing” in the world of recreational angling? Starlo reveals all in this exclusive NAFA report.
42 TERN TALK When you are out looking for some pelagic action, Kim Courtney reckons you should watch out for terns, and check out their conversations.
48 VICTORIAN WHITING…A DEFINITIVE GUIDE The humble King George whiting has gained a reputation around the southern half of the country as a challenging adversary. Jarrod Day reports that their characteristics are the same, no matter which state.
55 FISHING TERRITORY Our mega NT Fishing Section.
58 THE MOOD OF THE DALY The 2017 Club Marine Barra Nationals left some competitors battling in its wake. Meanwhile those more savvy to the conditions caught barra in numbers. AJ reports.
68 THE $MILLION BARRA RUSH The second season of NT Tourism’s Million Dollar Fish campaign was a winner. The partnership with Crownbet continues into Season 3, and promises to deliver great ongoing economic spinoff for the Northern Territory… and some pretty good spinoff for those lucky anglers who bag a red-tagged barra. Dick Eussen reports.
74 IN HEAVEN AND IN HELL Some fishing trips are so bad that they make for a good read anyway. Stewie Martin shares two trips: one heaven sent; the other made in hell.
86 REDBACKS LOVE BIG MACS! A Pair of rising-star Sheffield Shield cricketers go fishing with Peter Zeroni and bag a pair of big macs on a red-letter jigging jaunt at the Vernon Islands.
92 THE BIG WET OF 2017 It was long overdue but when it came it was like a tsunami had settled across the Top End’s big-river floodplains. AJ explains the profound consequences of the 2017 record wet season.
100 AURORA KAKADU KLASH The 2017 annual Aurora Kakadu Klash surprised a few competitors with the sheer number and size of barra in the river. AJ reports.
106 INTERVIEW: SHANE COMPAIN REVEALS HIS BARRA TOURNAMENT SECRETS Shane Compain has blazed a winning trail across the NT barramundi tournament scene. Just how he goes about it is explained in this revealing interview.
114 TIPS FOR FISHING WITH KIDS Glenn Dinwoodie provides some sensible tips on making the most of a family fishing trip, based on experience.
120 BARRA LODGE EVOLUTION The Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge is widely acclaimed as the gold standard by which all other North Australian fishing lodges are judged. Shaun Taylor reports how last year was a success, and so far 2017 is exceeding expectations.
130 CRUISING DOWN CORROBOREE The venue for this pictorial feature was the iconic Corroboree Billabong where the NAFA team spent time on a Mary River houseboat.
140 PAST PRESENT FUTURE Fishing has changed, and is forever changing. The best way to look at the future is to look back at the past, and David Green’s article is about the evolution of fishing over the past 30 or so years.
147 BREAM ON LURES...TIPS FROM A MEXICAN John Cahill has found that Victoria is blessed with quality bream and, better still, they love eating lures…sometimes.
152 LAKE MURRAY BLACK BASS Chris Errity and mates travelled to Papua New Guinea to catch the fabled black bass. The trip was a winner.
158 THE THREE-SECOND WINDOW The bigger the cod, the smarter the cod… Codmac finds that’s because they’ve seen and heard enough lures and boat noises to not easily be tricked.
162 OLD ROCKS NEW TRICKS Technological advances and trends influence different forms of fishing in different ways and to a varying degree. Jamie Robley describes how this applies as much to rock fishing as to any other facet of our sport.
168 TOURING TASSIE Tasmania enjoys a well-deserved reputation for world-class trout fishing. However, as Starlo explains, there’s even more to the Apple Isle than trout!
174 GOOD GEAR
178 NAFA ON BOATS
180 NEW QUINTREX APEX HULL Quintrex has released a radical hull design, the Apex, and upgraded many existing models for its 2017 range. Steve Cooper reports.
186 TWO NEW OUTBOARDS FROM YAMAHA We review the exciting new Yamaha F90 and F25.
192 CROSSXCOUNTRY’S LAPSTRAKE CrossXCountry boats are going from strength to strength with a devoted army of followers who are rapt by their lightness, durability and overall handling.
198 LATEST EVINRUDE E-TEC G2S Evinrude releases its new 150, 150H.O., 175 and 200 G2 outboards.
203 BOATING NEWS
16 THE THIRTY POUND CLUB
22 THE LAKE OF 1000 CASTS
28 NO RUN, NO FUN – RUBBISH!
34 GAME OF DRONES – FISHING WITH UNMANNED
58 THE MOOD OF THE DALY
86 REDBACKS LOVE BIG MACS!
92 THE BIG WET OF 2017
106 INTERVIEW SHANE COMPAIN REVEALS HIS BARRA TOURNAMENT SECRETS
120 BARRA LODGE EVOLUTION
130 CRUISING DOWN CORROBOREE
147 BREAM ON LURES
152 LAKE MURRAY BLACK BASS
158 THE THREE-SECOND WINDOW
168 TOURING TASSIE