ON THE COVER:
Front Cover: NAFA Good Gear Models, Nicky Whelan and Nicole McEndray, with a tagged sailfish from the Yamaha Broome Billfish Tournament. (Photo by AJ)
Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine
15 Water Under the Bridge
To help celebrate our 10th anniversary, Steve Starling nominates the most significant changes in Australian fishing over the past decade and makes a few bold predictions about the future.
22 50 Years of Barramundi Fishing Evolution
John Mondora's seen a lot of changes in his 50 years of chasing barra and, although not all of them have been for the better, he does have high hopes for the future
51 The Heat is On
It’s the last day of the 2002 Yamaha Broome Billfish Tournament, and the NAFA crew is aboard Backlash to cover the action. The team will have to contend with the NAFA Good Gear Models sharing the cockpit as they strike stunning poses for the camera...the heat is on!
132 Cultural Connections
The Aboriginal peoples of the Kimberley region have 40 000 years of fishing, hunting and gathering experience and, as Kim Courtenay explains, cultural tourism is one way that the traditions can be shared and preserved.
335 What a Pearler!
Our huge on-location feature in Broome with the NAFA Good Gear Models.
355 Better Bottom Bashing
Dick Eussen reckons bottom fishing Is still the best way to put a feed of quality fish on the table.
28 The Bendoroda Experience
Papuan black bass are the Pig Dogs of the rivers and It is now possible to experience these super-heavyweights of the Lutjanid family at the remote Bendoroda River in PNG with the comforts and surroundings the equal of any wilderness fishing lodge in mainland Australia. AJ explains
41 Ribbons of Marlin
As Leeann Payne discovered, the giant black marlin of the Ribbons Reefs provides some of the world's most spectacular game fishing action.
136 The Tod — SA's Little Big Bream River
South Australia's Tod River will satisfy even the most avid bream fanatic. Shane Murton's local advice.
202 An ExtraORDinary River
There's some great fishing in the Ord River and as dams but It can be a tricky place for newcomers. Here's some local knowledge from Dick Pasfield.
294 Bareboating the Hinchinbrook Channel
Micah Adams believes that chartering a sail-your-own yacht to get around is one of the best ways to experience the quality fishing on offer in the Hinchinbrook Channel.
114 A Bolivian Adventure
Col Roberts fished Bolivia's rapid-strewn Secure River, home to the Dorado.
156 South African Bassing
Tournament fishing for Aussie bass has really caught on in recent years Steve Morgan found that it's also big in Springbok land.
196 Snakeheads and Toilet Piranha
Malaysia's Tasik Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia and, as Des Charles discovered, it Is home to the toman and the sebarau.
348 West Coast Cool
Kim Bain explores the west coast of North America and finds that It might even surprise Oz anglers with the quality of its sportfishing.
46 Kingfish — Clowns of the Sea
Yellowtail kingfish can still turn up and make your day, or completely ruin it Geoff Wilson explains.
148 Boofers and Bungees
Peter Horrobin took a step out of the comfort zone to target jewfish on soft plastics.
166 Elephant Fever
The elephant fish attract a lot of angler interest during their annual visit to Victorian estuaries like Western Port. Brendan Wing explains.
206 The Knobbies of Coffs
John Ashley on the weird looking snapper from the area around Coifs Harbour.
290 The Tarpon of Fishing Creek
Bill Bowtell believes that the tarpon's strength, agility and uncanny ability to throw hooks make them formidable little sportfish in their own right.
63 NAFA On Boats
Presented by our Boating Editor, Warren Steptoe.
64 That First Boat
Buying that first boat can he a daunting task
68 Quintrex — the innovators
70 Bermuda peace of mind
72 Riviera — perfect perfection
74 Yamaha Engineers Can Fish
76 Distinctly Stacer
78 Affordable Furuno
80 Stealthy Southwind
82 Stabi-craft surges into Oz
86 High Tech Fishing With Oceantalk
88 Mercury— smart power
89 Savage 100 years strong
90 Calvin's Marine — Kimberley tough
92 Seafarer — best it possibly can be
94 Cruise Craft — fishermen's choice
96 GS Marine — used by the experts
97 Haines Signature — a family affair
98 Cyclone - only the tough survive
100 Black Arrow — something special
101 Blue Apple — silent power
102 Eagle Fish Elite 320
104 Good Boat Gear