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 so much new gear on offer that will appeal to Territory anglers.
Check out these products I photographed, some of which won their category in the Best... (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 though its gill covers.
Depending on how big the barra is, the noise can be surprisingly loud.
It’s a bit like the noise made when a one smacks... (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 $19.95 for such a big, high-quality fishing and outdoors magazine.
This issue also comes with a huge prize incentive: NAFA is giving away 50 Dometic... (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 DOLLAR prize tag and the other 100 fish will be worth $10,000 each if caught.
Call 08 89831544 or email now to find out how... (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 25,800 people from interstate and 14,600 Northern Territory locals.
Plus around 6,000 people actually visited the NT to participate in the competition.... (more)