ON THE COVER:
Front Cover: Talented NT angler, Crystal Neal, and her big silver run-off barra from Nourlangie Creek in the South Alligator River.
(Photo: Alex Julius)
Back Cover: AJ’s drone’s eye view at the end of the day on remote Red Lily Lagoon in Kakadu National Park.
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Table of Contents - Main NAFA Fishing Magazine
16 CRACK OF DAWN
Lee Brake loves the smell of Gulp juice at daybreak, and so do quality tropical reef fish at this absolutely prime time to target them.
22 STAR-RATED FLATHEAD LURES & TECHNIQUES
David Green spills the beans on the best lures and techniques for targeting flathead.
30 FISHING ROCKHAMPTON
One of Queensland’s highest-profile sportfishing guides and film makers relocates to take advantage of the exceptional angling opportunities in net-free zones. Starlo reports.
39 FISHING TERRITORY
Our mega NT Fishing Section.
40 MILLION DOLLAR FISH SEASON FOUR
Australia’s richest fishing competition, the Million Dollar Fish, is on again. AJ reports.
45 AURORA KAKADU KLASH
AJ reckons the Aurora Kakadu Klash on the mighty South Alligator River was once again a resounding success.
54 COBOURG SESSIONS TWO
Our Editor returns to the luxurious, remote, Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge where he encounters fast-paced barra fishing in the creeks and monster reef fish on the shoals.
64 CLUB MARINE INSURANCE BARRA NATIONALS
With 70 teams, the 2018 Nationals boasted it biggest field ever.
76 UPPER DALY
Kim Courtenay reminisces family life on the upper Daly River in the ‘80s and what the fishing was like back then.
86 QUEENS OF HEARTS
NAFA’s Darwin-based jigging expert, Peter Zeroni, takes time out from deep-water pursuits to prospect shallower depths in search of the tropical, high-flying Queenfish.
94 MINI MINI
Mother-shipping the Mini Mini. Chris Errity reports.
100 KIMBERLEY MAGIC… KURI BAY SPORTFISHING
Our regular NAFA Good Gear Model Shoot combines with great fishing at a beautiful Kimberley location.
112 A FISHERMAN’S WORLD
Al McGlashan’s camera goes into subsurface overdrive to capture amazing images.
119 HEAVY METAL MADNESS
John Boon’s deadly techniques on how to get tropical reefies to attack fluttering metal jigs.
128 SEEKING CEPHELAPODS
Jarrod Day gives the rundown on techniques that will help you catch more of these epicurean delights.
136 GOOD GEAR
NAFA ON BOATS
140 STACER LINE-UPS
154 BOATING NEWS
145 QUINTREX FRONTIER
146 BIA’S SYDNEY AND BRISBANE BOAT SHOWS
148 LOWRANCE HOOK2 FISHFINDER/CHARTPLOTTER
150 SIMRAD’S GREAT SOFTWARE UPGRADES
152 HONDA MARINE BF OUTBOARDS
153 DOMETIC OCEAN AIR
28 MUSTAD BIG EYE BUCKTAIL JIGS
50 FISHING AND OUTDOOR WORLD
62 BE SMART – BE CROCWISE
74 NT FISHERIES – Mud crabs and swim bladders
83 ROD AND RIFLE TACKLE WORLD KATHERINE
91 CORROBOREE PARK TAVERN
92 NAUTILUS HELIFISHING
124 SHIMANO CURADO DC
126 TASSIE DEVIL
134 MUSTAD ULTRAPOINT TREBLES
135 MUSTAD DARTER JIG HEADS
139 PLANO STORAGE SOLUTIONS
12 AJ’s TAKE with Alex Julius
14 THE THINKING ANGLER with Jason Wilhelm
36 FISHING OZ with Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
98 LESSONS LEARNT with David ‘Greeny’ Green
Table of Contents - NAFA's 4x4 Travel & Hunting
6 WILD PLACES
8 SEVEN Ps OF ROAD TRAVEL
Road travel is fun but it pays to take steps to ensure you minimise problems explains Steve Cooper.
18 AN OLD BUSHY’S NEW BUSH TOY
Dick Eussen has bought a brand new Hilux 4WD for the outback, and has tricked it up nicely.
26 THE BUFFALO HUNTERS
Legend has it that the first white man to see value in buffalo skins was E O Robinson, a wild man who only worn a belt strap hung with a revolver holster and a hat. Historical account by Dick Eussen.
32 THE ART OF TRACKING
The ability to read the signs and track your quarry will greatly increase your hunting success. Here are some great tips from Olivia McKenna.
36 THE DUKE REPORT
Last NAFA Bart explained his systematic techniques for training a gun dog, but it doesn’t happen overnight.
41 A FLYING HUNT FOR HILL BILLIES
Martin Auldist pays a flying visit to the central west of NSW to hunt goats and pigs.
48 THE NT MAGPIE GOOSE SEASON
A hunter’s perspective on management by Bart Irwin.
52 DARWIN WOMEN HUNTING & FISHING
Like-minded women embrace the Northern Territory’s outdoors lifestyle. Report by Catherine Baker.
55 SHOOTER’S SHOP
12 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper
50 DOWN THE BARRELL with Rod “Harro” Harrison
14 MINELAB – GO METAL DETECTING
16 TOURISM TOP END
24 ARB – BP-51 SHOCK ABSORBERS
46 NT WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASON 2018