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Front Cover: NAFA Good Gear Models, Sheridyn Fisher and Emily Skye, pose with a Timor-Leste giant trevally. (Photo by AJ)
Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine
14 THE COFFS COAST – SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY
The Coffs Harbour Coast is Dave Rae’s own piscatorial playground, so expect to find much in this comprehensive and informative guide to this very special part of Australia. Photos by Dave & Marina Rae
22 CHASING MEGA BLUEFIN
When it comes to catching jumbo bluefin, Al McGlashan most-definitely has the runs on the board, having caught them in three states. In this enlightening article, he offers great advice based on years of experience and the development of proven techniques that really work.
28 TENNIS ANYONE
Fiction By Sol Bannura
37 GOING SLOW!
Occi-style heavy-metal jigs have been around for awhile now but Dave Donald has been experimenting around Weipa with some new and older models, developing an ultra-slow-jigging technique which seems to be catching everything that swims around the Cape.
41 NT SECTION
42 JIGGING FOR GOLD
Peter Zeroni blasts his way out to the jigging grounds a 50km run from Darwin out to North Gutter, focused on going for Gold – Golden Snapper.
49 DARWIN TO MELVILLE BOATING/FISHING GUIDE
Chris Errity guides us through the piscatorial playground of tropical-mangrove creeks, rocky shores, sandy beaches and the inshore reefs of Melville Island, just a short run across from Darwin.
58 CONFESSIONS OF A BORN-AGAIN TERRITORIAN
By Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
Pics by Starlo, Jo Moyle-Reiter, Alex Julius and Peter Zeroni
64 FOUR MILE HOLE
By Alex Julius
74 DALY DIARY
The famous and beautiful Daly River definitely spat the dummy during both the Barra Classic and Barra Nationals week-long tournaments. However, it wasn’t like that for the whole season…as Leeann Payne’s Daly Diary clearly testifies to.
82 MODERN MACKEREL TACTICS
With modern tackle and lures, catching the various members of the mackerel clan has never been more productive or exciting, Dave Magner lets you in on his secrets.
86 METAL MAYHEM
By Jarrod Day
92 VIC’S BEST 5 FISHING SPOTS
Geographically, Victoria is a small state, but it has advantages over others in that everything you want to fish for is within a day's drive of anywhere. Here’s Steve Cooper’s guide to five top spots selected from a long list of quality destinations.
99 THE NIGHT BEFORE
Fiction by Kim Courtenay
107 EXMOUTH GULF’S SECRET TREASURES
It’s hard to imagine a sub-tropical estuarine area with more than 50 fabulous creeks, and yet still in pristine condition and hardly fished. Ira Leitis Fehlberg takes us to the inner sanctum of WA’s Exmouth Gulf.
112 FLYING THE MACKEREL ISLANDS
By Fly Fishing Editor Peter Morse. Where once eskies and freezers packed tight with fillets were the measure of success for a trip to Thevenard Island offshore from Onslow WA, an increasing number of anglers are visiting purely for the sport of fishing, releasing all but an evening feed. Fly fishermen are definitely at the pointy end of that brigade.
120 A NEW ZEALAND TROUT FISHING PRIMER
Our Fly Fishing Editor Peter Morse, presents a captivating pictorial feature that depicts trout fishing NZ as nothing less than Utopia…but read between the lines, because the advice is invaluable.
148 TUGGERAH LAKES, SYDNEY’S NORTHERN BACKYARD
There is still great estuary fishing to be enjoyed at Tuggerah Lakes. Just follow the smart information in Jamie Robley’s precise fishing guide to the region, and you can’t miss.
154 CORAL SEA COSMOPOLITAN
By Warren Steptoe. To kick start the arrival of Sebile lures in Australia, and to help promote them globally, Damon Olsen of Aussie distributor Nomad Sportfishing and Patrick Sebile cooked up a trip using Nomad Sportfishing’s infrastructure to put a select group of international fishing media people amongst some of the best fishing the Coral Sea has to offer.
161 MOOSE & THE BANSHEE
Fiction by Jackson Baraz
168 4WD, TRAVEL AND CAMPING
168 LANDCRUISER V PRADO
By Alex Julius
178 COMBING THE CAPE…SEARCHING FOR SERIOUS STUFF!
From 4WD-and-trailer-smashing tracks, to remote camping areas or an endless variety of options to achieve your PB fish of a lifetime, you’ll surely find the serious stuff you are looking for on that great north Australian peninsula they call Cape York. John Mondora reports.
195 TRIM AND TERRIFIC
208 CLUB BRP
Review by Warren Steptoe
228 MALCOLM DOUGLASS