ON THE COVER:
Front Cover: Queensland’s Peter Faust Dam is rightly regarded as one of Australia’s premier big barra fisheries. Peter Zeroni captured this 107cm resident exploding from the water seconds after hook-up on a Berkley Rib Shad soft plastic.
Back Cover: Toyota LandCruiser 200 Sahara doing its thing at Hardies Lagoon NT.
(Photo: Roger Sinclair)
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Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine
16 DAM(N) BIG BARRA!
A barra is a barra and fishing for them is pretty much the same wherever you go… or is it? Peter Zeroni fished Peter Faust Dam and shares his trip and great action images with NAFA readers.
24 FISHING THE CORAL SEA ATOLLS
Far out in the Coral Sea lie a number of atolls that are all individually separated by voids of open ocean thousands of metres deep. David Green shares his fishing experiences and exposes threats to fishing access.
30 THE TOP TEN HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ANGLERS
We all want to be more successful fishos! In this insightful piece, Starlo exposes the key characteristics or habits that tend to define consistently successful anglers… You’ll definitely learn something from reading this one!
37 PRAWNS FOR SALE
Prawns and shrimp are the M&Ms of the piscatorial world. Lee Brake explains how soft plastic prawn imitations are irresistible to most things with fins.
44 JAVELIN GRUNTERS
A recent trip by Dick Eussen to the Coleman/Mitchell River delta saw the barra in lock-down mode, but barred javelin grunters saved the day… and more than once.
48 FISHING TERRITORY
Our mega NT Fishing Section.
50 MILLION DOLLAR FI$H SEASON 2
$M Fish has been an incredibly-successful campaign which has generated serious economic value for the NT, and some nice spending money for a few lucky anglers. AJ reports.
56 PERON ISLANDS PELAGIC MAGIC
Variety and action are available at this bluewater angling paradise close to Darwin. Chris Errity reports.
62 ADVENTURES IN AUSTRALIA
Have we Australians become complacent about our environment and the quality of our fishing. Emma B Håkonsen visits from Norway and offers her perspective after twice fishing the NT.
70 SHHH… IT’S SECRET WOMEN’S BUSINESS
All-female fishing competitions continue to increase. Possibly the highest-profile all-female competition across all of Australia is the annual Spotters Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge. AJ reports.
76 MOUTH OF THE DALY TURNS IT ON
A cagey guide, a secret location and a film crew make for an unlikely combination when it comes to fishing for barra. Chris Errity explains.
86 BYNOE BARRA
Depending on where you launch, Bynoe Harbour is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Darwin and therefore a great day-trip proposition. AJ advises on Bynoe tactics.
94 2016 TOP END BARRA SERIES
Glenn Dinwoodie reports on the Top End Barra Series - a six-round competition where NT anglers test their skills at a variety of locations.
106 GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY WITH VICTORIA’S HOODLUMS
Yellowtail kingfish have made a stunning comeback to Victorian waters. Jarrod Day explains the nitty gritty on techniques and times when fishing the notorious Rip at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
112 FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Kim Courtney advocates that sometimes you can’t beat the tried and true simple ways of old.
118 LAKE MAC LIZARDS
Jamie Robley’s guide to luring flathead at Lake Macquarie NSW.
124 BLAST FROM PAST II
We bring some great Good Gear Model images from location shoots of years past.
134 A FISHERMAN’S WORLD
Al McGlashan continues to push the limits with his wonderful underwater photography.
140 NEW ENGLAND ON THE FLY.
Dorian Mode fishes the sun-dappled streams of Mark Twain country.
144 MONSTERS IN THE MANGROVES
Fishing southern mangrove creeks for black bream is a test of angler skill. Ben Knaggs finds the rewards for persistent fishing in this tough environment makes the effort worthwhile.
148 GOOD GEAR
BOATING PRODUCT AWARENESS
151 LIVING IN THE ’70S - YAMAHA’S BENCHMARK F70A by Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
152 STACER’S OCEAN RANGERS ARE NOW TOUGHER THAN EVER
154 BIA - MAKING SURE YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF THE BOAT SHOWS IN 2017
158 LOWRANCE - STRUCTURE VS SONAR by Dean Silvester
160 LATEST IN SAVAGE BOATS
162 BOATING NEWS
168 GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE IN A QUINTREX SEA SPIRIT
END BOATING BOX
54 GREAT NORTHERN - CALL OF ADVENTURE by Alex Julius
60 FISHING & OUTDOOR WORLD
68 BE CROCWISE WHILST FISHING… EVEN IN SHALLOW WATER
81 KATHERINE ROD AND RIFLE TACKLE WORLD
82 CORROBOREE PARK TAVERN
84 FISHERIES NT - FISHING FOR THE RIGHT TERRITORY GUIDE
92 NAUTILUS AVIATION - WHAT BETTER WAY TO CHASE THE MIGHTY BARRA THAN BY HELICOPTER?
102 GILLIES YOUNG GUNS
12 AJ’s TAKE with Alex Julius
14 FISHING OZ with Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
42 THE THINKING ANGLER with Jason Wilhelm
104 LESSONS LEARNT with David ‘Greeny’ Green
Table of Contents - NAFA's Outdoors, 4x4 Travel & Camping
6 WILD PLACES
8 FREE CAMPING OZ
Steve Cooper tests free camping facilities in Oz whilst towing a caravan.
16 FOSSICKING FOR GOLD
In Australia, fossicking for gold continues to increase in popularity. Steve Cooper reports that Minelab detectors can offer up a treasure trove in abandoned mines.
20 NEW TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 SAHARA REVIEW
AJ reckons the 2016 Sahara is full of pleasant surprises.
26 GEESE HUNTING
Bart Irwin explains that goose hunting doesn’t require a lot of equipment to start off, but it will develop.
36 TIPS ON DOG FRIENDLY TRAVEL
Lessons learnt from the experience of several extended road trips with canine by his side. AJ’s tips.
42 BEING OUT THERE
Dick Eussen livens up caretaking a property in the Gulf of Carpentaria with a friend, a couple of quad bikes and a pig-shooting armoury.
48 OUTDOORS ESSENTIALS
31 DOWN THE BARREL with Rod “Harro” Harrison
47 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper
24 KAKADU TOURISM
32 NEW CAN-AM MAVERICK X3
41 WAECO CFX 40 TESTED