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Front Cover: Perth’s Sara Papp (left) and Bryre Roots are rightly happy with this 95cm silver barra from Leaders Creek NT. (Photo: Alex Julius)
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Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine
12 AJ’s TAKE with Alex Julius
16 EXMOUTH’s NEVER-ENDING SEASON
Ben Knaggs explains why Exmouth, in Western Australia, is an angling paradise… and he does it month by month.
24 EXPERIMENTING WITH JIGS FOR A REEFY FEED
Understanding the importance of experimentation when it comes to jigging will improve your reef-fish catch rate manyfold. Great advice from Lee Brake.
32 OH MAN! … AKA OMAN
If you want the biggest, meanest GTs in the world, book a ticket to Oman. John Cahill shares his experiences.
40 FISHING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Dick Eussen gives readers the lowdown on where and how to fish the Great Barrier Reef.
50 FISHING TERRITORY
52 A-Z OF MACKEREL JIGGING
Who better than Peter Zeroni to pull together this A-Z guide to jigging for Spanish mackerel.
62 SHHH... IT’S SECRET WOMEN’S BUSINESS!
The annual Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge is widely regarded as the premier event for Australian female anglers. Rocky Edwards reports on the 2015 SWB.
74 TOP END BARRA SERIES
Glenn Dinwoodie rounds up another great TEBS year.
84 FROM BYNOE TO THE BLUE
Stewie Martin shares a vintage fishing day in and out of Bynoe Harbour.
90 THE ROCK FIRES AGAIN
Chris Errity’s update on the iconic Shoal Bay Rock.
96 MANINGRIDA MADNESS
Jason Bettles took off his guiding hat and found spectacular fishing with mates at Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge.
104 FISHING FEMMES FATALES
NAFA 30 Good Gear Models, Perth’s Sara Papp and Bryre Roots, were right at home in the fishy waters around Darwin. Pictorial feature by Alex Julius.
123 HACKING COD ON FLY
Trust Codmac to finally sort out how to catch big green fish on fly.
Big doggies, surf and affordable five-star luxury await you at NembralaNow! Resort, West Timor. Jason Wilhelm reports.
134 NORAH HEAD... LOCATION GUIDE
Jamie Robley’s guide to Norah Head, an area close to Sydney that has a mind-boggling array of fishing options.
140 TACTICAL LURE FISHING FOR FLATHEAD
You won’t get better information on lure fishing for flathead than this informative piece from David Green.
146 THE BLUE BASTARD
Meet a mystery fish with its very own blue rinse – Dorian Mode sheds light.
148 A FISHERMAN’S WORLD
Al McGlashan presents more of his amazing images both below and above the surface.
156 KIMBERLEY COAST CONNECTIONS
When the huge tides of Wirlburu bottom out off Broome, far in the distance where the water meets the edge of the mudflats, a turbid cauldron boils, thick with baitfish and feeding predators. Kim Courtenay reports.
160 GOOD GEAR
164 NAFA ON BOATS
164 NEW STACER PROLINE STRIKER SERIES
The all-new Stacer Proline Striker boats boast even more riding comfort and stability. Alex Julius reports.
170 TOURNAMENT ’S TERRIFIC 2100CC
Warren Steptoe tests an upgraded version of an already-proven boat, and comes back impressed.
176 OCEANMASTER 741 VORTEX HALF CABIN
Alex Julius gives a big thumbs up to the new half-cabin version of the amazing OceanMaster 741 Vortex.
182 HAINES SIGNATURE 543SF
Scott Mitchell sat down with The Haines Group gurus and came up with his dream centre-console sportfisher.
186 BOATING NEWS
BOATING PRODUCT AWARENESS
168 Simrad’s StructureScan® 3D
174 Lowrance Elite TI Series Fishfinder/Chartplotter and the Hook Series
175 Yamaha 130A
189 Honda Intelligent Shift and Throttle
59 KILLAURE NEEDLENOSE & 2DEADLY LURES
60 BE CROCWISE: Catching problem crocs
72 CUB Great Northern Brewery: Quench Of Choice
82 Crab Claw Island Resort
92 Know your limits in Territory waters
94 Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge
95 Katherine Rod and Rifle Tackle World
99 Corroboree Park Tavern
154 Jarvis Walker: Gliss KG line, Quantum Smoke PT-A, Finn-Nor Bait Teaser
14 FISHING OZ with Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
30 LESSONS LEARNT with David ‘Greeny’ Green
48 THE THINKING ANGLER with Jason Wilhelm
Table of Contents - NAFA's Outdoors, 4x4 Travel & Camping
6 WILD PLACES
9 KIMBERLEY ROAD TRIP
Anglers yearning to travel and fish will enjoy this article by Steve Cooper.
14 GOLD FEVER
Dick Eussen’s beginners’ guide will get you started on the road to prospecting for gold.
20 REVIEW: NEW TOYOTA HILUX
Alex Julius checks out the all-new Toyota HiLux SR5 2.8 D-4D.
27 YOUR TOP END AGENDA
Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge, Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Tours, Fishing & Outdoor World
34 FROM HOOKING TO COOKING
Steve “Starlo” Starling’s tips on looking after your catch to get the tastiest seafood meals.
40 CAMPING WITH KIDS
Jarrod Day’s insight on planning camping trips with your children.
44 TRICK UP YOUR CAN-AM
Dick Eussen suggests aftermarket accessories to make your quad bush ready?
47 PRODUCT AWARENESS: ARB’S UTE LINER AND LONG RANGE FUEL TANK
48 HUNTING DAMS
Dick Eussen explains why the heat makes November the best month for pig hunting.
53 OUTDOORS ESSENTIALS
33 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper
26 BEATING AROUND THE BUSH with Neil Schultz
52 DOWN THE BARREL with Rod “Harro” Harrison