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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.
Bait, lure or fly… Jamie Robley reports on these weapons in the arsenal for chasing the ubiquitous bream.
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
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
6 WILD PLACES with Dick Eussen
32 DOWN THE BARREL with Rod “Harro” Harrison
36 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper
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)