NAFA #9

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Front Cover: NAFA Good Gear Models, Samantha Steele and Rachel Astill, on the back deck of Reel Screamer with rigged scad marlin bait and Shimano Tiagra 130 heavy-tackle game outfit. (Photo by AJ)

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Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine

10 Bass Lessons from the Masters

Steve Morgan looks at the techniques that have taken competition bass anglers to the winner's circle over the past few years.

 

35 On the Beach — A Guide to South-east Queensland's Beaches

As Leeann Payne explains, the experienced angler can read a beach and pull fish out of the surf where others would struggle.

 

218 Love Those Lead Heads!

Dave Donald explains a variety of lead-head jigging techniques which anglers can use to catch several different species in tropical waters.

 

134 Bushy's Five Favourite Bream Spots

When Bushy gives us the good oil on where to throw a lure for bream, it pays to take a look.

 

229 Snapper Tactics Around the States — Insight or Ignorance

Snapper are an Australian angling icon but, as Geoff Wilson explains, methods and gear vary markedly from state-to-state.

 

244 Offshore Rubber

As Micah Adams explains, soft-bodied lures definitely deserve space in the tackle boxes of anglers chasing our inshore pelagic species.

 

288 Gob-smacked!

Peter Horrobin looks at how and why fish feed and the best baits, lures and tactics to bring them undone.

 

300 SA's Shallow Water Mega Hoodlums

Rampaging 40 kg kingies in two metres of water? There's plenty of it in South Oz, but are you good enough? How-to from Ben Knaggs.

 

10 Hey Karumba!

As John Mondora explains, the facilities at Karumba are treat and there is fishing to suit the novice and the expert.

 

22 Fishing the Shaky Isles

New Zealand's famous trout fishing lived up to its reputation during Col Robert's visit but he also tangled with some bluewater heavyweights.

 

105 Lucornia Shoals

Kim Bain's escapades at the remote Lucornia Shoals in the South China Sea.

 

112 A Remote Kimberley River

Dick Eussen reports on hot barra and jack action in the remote Drysdale River.

 

234 The Magnificient Monte Bellos

As Des Charles found, the piscatorial population of the A-bombed Monte Bello Island's is back with a vengeance.

 

239 A Kimberley Escape

AJ revisits some special fishing locations in one of the most special places on earth.

 

259 Port Douglas and the Daintree

Dick Eussen looks at the attraction of the Port Douglas area in tropical North Queensland.

 

275 Gulf Wars

As Dick Pasfield explains, the Kimberley's remote Cambridge Gulf is a huge body of water with many great battles to be experienced.

 

280 Taking a Mate to the Gulf

Darryl Higgins reckons it's unfair to introduce a mate to Gulf river barra fishing — you could be setting him up for a lifetime of return visits!

 

282 Chopper Fishing Cape York

As Carolyn Forrest reports, when Brazakka is your pilot, heli-fishing Cape York only gets better.

 

292 The Blue Line

Only a few anglers, like Kim Courtenay and his mates, challenge the fish of the west coast's blue current lines with kayaks and handlines.

 

296 Rediscovering Keppel Bay

Bill Bowtell rediscovered the quality of fishing in the Keppel Bay area by using smart techniques. light tackle and fresh baits.

 

64 NAFA on Boats

64 Product Awareness: Yamaha Brings Four Stroke Stealth to the Water

65 Versatile Boats

We asked Boating Editor, Warren Steptoe, to report on some of our most versatile boats:

 66 Southwind LIB Longboats

67 Seafarer V Sea & Venus; Viking & Ventura

68 Cruise Craft Outsider

70 Quintrex Top Enders

71 Quintrex Freedom Sport

72 Pacific Sportfish Centre Cabs

73 Whittley Sea Legends

74 Ocean Cylinders

76 Trailcraft Profish Series

78 Boston Whaler Conquest

80 Webster Twinfishers

82 Stacer Runabouts

84 Cyclone 540

86 Stabi-Crafts

88 Riviera 37 and 40

 

90 Interview: Harry Rakkas on Outboard Trouble-shooting

Rakkas, head mechanic at Darwin's In & Outboard Marine, with advice on breakdowns and preventative maintenance

 

91 Product Awareness: Surfing Boating's Leading Accessories

92 Product Awareness: Picture Perfect — Lowrance's LCX-15mt Fish Finder

94 Furuno Tough — the FCV 600L Colour LCD Sounder

96 Some Tips for Long Distance and Rough Road Boat Trailering

Peter Morse provides seine excellent trailer set-up advice that could save big dollars for anyone venturing off the main highways.

98 Smarter Marine Electronics from Raymarine

101 Good Boat Gear

 

45 NAFA on Fly

Take a look at some of the fish in our 2002 fly fishing feature and you'll easily see why fly rods have consolidated a place in the arsenal of many anglers.

 

46 The West Australian Coast — A Long Distance Observation

Fly Fishing Editor, Peter Morse, confirms the exciting opportunities for saltwater fly anglers along the WA coast.

 

Product Awareness: Scientific Anglers’ Mastery Fly Lines

 

52 Saras & Barras — The 2001 NT Freshwater Fly Fishing Tournament

Roger Sinclair was the foundation organiser of the NT Freshwater Fly Fishing Tournament and a successful competitor in 2001.

 

55 Product Awareness: Redington Report

 

56 The NT Saltwater Fly Fishing Challenge

As John Harrison explains, this tournament has now become an important event on the north Australian fly fishing calendar.

 

57 Product Awareness: Cortland Slows The Way!

 

58 Playing the Pelagic Game

Chasing Pelagics can be frustrating at the best of times but, as Peter Morse explains, fly fishing for them requires specific skills and tactics.

 

62 Product Awareness: Mustad Signs-off on a New Concept in Fly Hooks

 

149 NAFA on the Territory

This year's feature takes a completely new approach to fishing the Territory.

 

152 Guided on the Mary

As AJ explains, visitors to the Top End can experience amazing guided barramundi fishing within two hours of Darwin.

 

159 The Fishing Partner From Hell

A hilarious, true Territory tale from Denver Marchant.

 

164 A Week on the Alligators

AJ and his mate Ray Stenhouse spent a week in Kakadu chasing big barra during the run-off.

 

173 Fishing the Territory's Aboriginal Lands

Phill Heitmann reports on the fabulous guided fishing on offer in waters adjacent to Aboriginal lands.

 

180 The Katherine Region

Ian Miller found that the Katherine region and its river systems offer plenty of options for barra fishers.

 

189 Gove — Angler's Paradise

AJ describes the wonderful fishing which is available around the remote Gove Peninsula on the north-east tip of the Top End coast.

 

193 Island in the Gulf

AJ's account of a memorable fishing holiday at Vanderlin Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

 

199 Mangroves and Mortar

Darwin has some of the fishiest waters in the country. Report by Chris Makepeace.

 

205 The Darwin Coast

Chris Makepeace outlines the wonderful fishing opportunities along the Darwin Coast — now readily accessible via an established charter boat industry.

 

16 Images of Bensbach

AJ sampled the legendary barra fishing at the recently reopened Bensbach lodge in PNG.

 

260 From the Wet Tropics to the Great Barrier Reef

NAFA Good Gear Models, Samantha Steele and Rachel Astill, on location at Port Douglas, the Daintree and out on the Great Barrier Reef.

 

30 Bass Lessons from the Masters

Steve Morgan looks at the techniques that have taken competition bass anglers to the winner's circle over the past few years.

 

134 Bushy's Five Favourite Bream Spots

When Bushy gives us the good oil on where to throw a lure for bream, it pays to take a look.

 

222 Catch of a Lifetime

 Every fisherman dreams of catching the cod of a lifetime. But, for Harold Lauer, it was even larger thought possible.

 

229 Snapper Tactics Around the States — Insight or Ignorance

Snapper are an Australian angling icon but, as Geoff Wilson explains, methods and gear vary markedly from state-to-state.

 

250 Gold! Gold! Gold!

Arthur Stavrow takes full advantage of season and river conditions in his pursuit of the Murrumbidgee's golden perch.

 

253 Bass Virgin No More!

More and more northern fishos like Ken Stien are venturing onto the bass lakes of south-eastern Queensland and learning bad habits.

 

300 SA's Shallow Water Mega Hoodlums

Rampaging 40 kg kingies in two metres of water? There's plenty of it in South Oz, but are you good enough? How-to from Ben Knaggs.

 

119 Still the King

AJ's owner's report on the Toyota Landcruiser GXL Turbo Diesel.

 

123 The 4WD Angler's Guide to Customising

 Setting up your 4WD for fishing is fun but, as Dick Eussen explains, you need to be careful in selecting what you need.

 

126 Doing it Right with Opposite Lock

The Blue Tongue Ill Portable Air Compressor.

 

127 Between Hell and a Hot Place — Tyres for the 4WD

 Murray Riley's comprehensive guide to choosing the right tyre for the right combination of on and off-road driving conditions.

 

40 Confessions of a Bream Bum

In the hope of saving others from the slippery path to dependency, Steve Starling describes his incurable addiction to bream luring.

 

159 The Fishing Partner From Hell

A hilarious, true Territory tale from Denver Marchant.

 

138 Turtle Jack

Steve Starling's tale of the storm to end all storms and the fish to end all fish.

 

248 Forsyth's Folly

A talent for bullshit might get you to the top in fisheries management but, as Jackson Baraz relates, it won't necessarily keep you there.

 

224 Fishing for Answers

As Kerry Sharp explains, Australian fisheries authorities have recently completed a series of national recreational fishing surveys.

 

256 Results of the 2001 NAFA Readers' Survey

 

306 Starlo and Bushy Hooked on the West

The Steve and Bushy TV fishing show on Channel 7 Perth and the GWN network throughout WA.

 

304 Seafood Smorgasbord

Lyn Bain cooks up a seafood least that will satisfy the most ardent seafood lovers.

 

8 NAFA Angle 2

6 Tales of NAFA

303 Book Reviews

309 Good Gear

 

Product Awareness

21 Fins PRT Braid

28 Shimano — The Rod and Reel Innovators

39 Abu Eon

110 Crash Hot Classic Lures

116 G•Loomis IMX Finesse

117 Fuji's Alconite Guides

132 Cool Power From Waeco

145 Magic McGoo Trolling Lures

146 The Halco Edge

216 Ripper Rapala Fishing Accessories

217 Smart Spin From Shimano

226 Daiwa's Super Saltiga Z 4500

237 Sliders — The Proof is in the Performance

247 Innovations from Fuji and Gudebrod

257 Plano Tackle Systems

271 Touring Australia With Daintree Air

272 Dick Eussen's Daintree Edge Safaris

285 Live Liner Spin From Penn

286 Shimano`s Baby Tiagras

299 Ripper Rods From G•Loomis (NB. See NAFA on Fly & NAFA on Boats for more Product Awareness)

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