NAFA #40

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Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine

12 DECADES OF CHANGE

In this benchmark 40th edition, we look back at some of the more important changes to recreational fishing in Australia that have occurred over the past 30 years during the life and times of NAFA Magazine.

A retrospective story by Steve Starling

 

22 THE ONE PERCENTERS

Thinking about your fishing and how to turn failure into success is often just a one percent change in what you’re doing. The one percenters can best be described as a representation of micro adjustments that can greatly affect your fishing outcomes. John Boon sheds light.

 

28 A GUIDE TO CATCHING MARLIN

David Green gives the nitty-gritty on targeting black, blue and striped marlin off south-east Queensland; and great lure-trolling tips to apply to marlin fishing across Australia.

 

38 YAKKING THE KIMBERLEY FLATS

Huge, expansive flats, commonly found across the Kimberley, attract a diversity of aquatic species. Kim Courtenay explains.

 

47 FISHING TERRITORY

Our mega NT Fishing Section

 

48 MILLION DOLLER FISH SEASON 7

Australia’s richest fishing competition continues to be a winner for the NT and Australia as a whole. By The Million Dollar Fish Team.

 

56 WILD METERIES OF THE WILDMAN

If you want to catch big barramundi, then the Wildman River is definitely an A-grade option. Craig Latimore spills the beans.

 

66 JIGGING WITH FRIENDS

There could be worse places than Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge to catch up with good friends and bend a few jigging rods. AJ reports.

 

75 BARRA NATIONALS 2021

The 2021 Barra Nationals showed just how quickly a river can come back to life after a good wet season. AJ was there.

 

80 NAFA BOAT GETS A BIRTHDAY

The NAFA boat has seen plenty of barra and featured many times in NAFA magazine over the last seven years. She’s not new but is looking good with a birthday makeover. By Alex Julius.

 

86 2021 RUNOFF – YEAR OF THE 90s

After a couple of well-below average wet seasons, the Top End fishing fraternity was extremely excited

to finally receive a much better Runoff in 2020-21. Chris Errity reports on some great action.

 

94 SMART CROC CREEK

If you are a Top End angler who loves his or her barra fishing, nothing stirs the blood more than

a big wet season. AJ explains.

 

106 KANGAROO ISLAND – SA’S GREAT ESCAPE

Brought to its knees by severe bushfires, KI has rebounded back to again be one of SA’s premier angling and holidaying escapes. Guide from Shane Murton.

 

112  SKINNY-WATER GIANTS

Codmac spills the beans with some of the best advice you’ll ever read on luring monster green fish from tight, shallow waters. Great tips from Rod “Codmac” Mackenzie.

 

118 A GOOD GEAR RETROSPECTION

 

 124 SUB-ZERO TROUTIN’

There are some beautiful trout to be caught in the Snowy Mountains during winter, but you’ll need to be well prepared for often bitterly cold conditions. Jarrod Day explains.

 

130 CHASING RED FISH WITH LADY LUCK

Lee Brake reckons it’s great when the big reefies are biting, but it’s even better when you’re surrounded by family.

 

134 BREAM

Bait, lure or fly… Jamie Robley reports on these weapons in the arsenal for chasing the ubiquitous bream.

 

PRODUCT AWARENESS

 

36         HONDA MARINE

44         MYCOOLMAN PRIZE WINNER

45         MYCOOLMAN – CCP 44 THE WEEKENDER

54         FISHING & OUTDOOR WORLD

61         ROD & RIFLE TACKLEWORLD

62         NT POWERSPORTS

64         FISHERIES NT – THINK BEFORE RELEASE

70         JM GILLIES RESPONSE LIFE JACKETS

79         LEADERS CREEK FISHING BASE

84         REIDY’S – SCHNEIDER FISHING LINES

85         OUTBACK BATTERIES

90         RHINO LININGS – THE ULTIMATE BOAT PROTECTION

92         CORROBOREE PARK TAVERN

98         JM GILLIES – THE NEW BLUEWATER MINNOW

100       NAVICO LOWRANCE- ACTIVE TARGET LIVE SONAR

104       JM GILLIES RIO SLICK CAST TECHNOLOGY

139       SHIMANO MENTANIUM MGL BAITCASTER REEL

 

140       GOOD GEAR   

 

COLUMNS

10         AJ’s TAKE with Alex Julius

20         A FISHING LIFE with Dave Donald

34         FISHING OZ with Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling

102       LESSONS LEARNT with David ‘Greeny’ Green

          

 

Cover:  AJ and Tony Quarmby doubling up at Seven Spirit Bay, Northern Territory. (Photo: Bill Sawynok)

 

Table of Contents - Flip-over NAFA Outdoors, 4x4 Travel & Hunting Magazine

8 THE NEW TOYOTA 300 SERIES LANDCRUISER

Toyota has unveiled a giant leap forward in 4WD performance and technology with

the next-generation LandCruiser making its global debut in the 70th anniversary year of the legendary nameplate.

14 MEMORIES OF THE MURRUMBIDGEE

Kim Courtenay shares his memories of family holidays spent at Kerarbury sheep and cattle station, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

 

20 SMALL GAME, BIG FUN

Many hunters still take the time to enjoy what the smaller ferals have to offer. Rob Murton gives a rundown on hunting Australia’s small yet fun game.

 

26 REFLECTIONS ON MAGPIE GEESE HUNTING IN THE NT

Bart Irwin looks back at 40 years of monitoring the NT’s magpie geese populations and recounts some cherished experiences.

 

28 SHOOTER’S SHOP

 

30 BROWNING BL-22 LEVER ACTION RIFLE

The Browning BL-22 sits on the top of the pile when it comes to quality .22 rimfire

hunting rifles. A review by Dick Eussen,

 

34 OUTDOORS ESSENTIALS

 

COLUMNS

6  WILD PLACES with Dick Eussen

32 DOWN THE BARREL with Rod “Harro” Harrison

36 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper

 

PRODUCT AWARENESS

11 ARB – SPOTLIGHT ON THE ASCENT CANOPY

12 MINELAB – ADVENTURE WITH MINELAB’S VANQUISH METAL DETECTORS

19 WINCHESTER’S .22 RIMFIRE WILDCAT RIFLE

25 NT DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT, PARKS AND WATER SECURITY – WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASON 2021

33 JM GILLIES – SPY POINT OUTDOOR CAMERA

Outdoor cover: The NAFA Toyota Landcruiser crosses the Daly River Bridge, Northern Territory

(Photo: Alex Julius)