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Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine
14 THE TABLET
High-speed spinning the rocks of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in the late 60s and early 70s was a steep learning curve for diehard sportfishing adolescents as Kim Courtenay can attest.
24 ROCKY’S NET-FREE ZONE… PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
It’s been seven years since the Rockhampton net-free zone was declared. Since then, barramundi and king threadfin have gotten longer and more plentiful. John Boon reports.
32 FAIR CHASE? CONFRONTING FISHING’S MODERN ETHICAL DILEMMAS
Starlo lifts the lid on a lively can of worms represented by modern-day fishing technologies and trends, addressing the complex issue of “fairness” in our fast-evolving sport.
40 BACK TO BAITS
Sometimes, when you want to bring home a feed, or when you’re looking for that big fish to bite, Jamie Robley explains that a well-presented natural bait might just do the trick when a metal or plastic lure won’t work.
52 GUIDE TO GOOLWA
Located only an hour from Adelaide, Shane Murton describes how the small township of Goolwa offers an array of options in both the fresh and the salt.
63 FISHING TERRITORY
Our mega NT Fishing Section
64 MILLION DOLLAR FISH SEASON 8
Australia’s richest fishing competition continues to be a winner for the NT and Australia as a whole. By The Million Dollar Fish Team.
72 THE BIG BARRA TOURNAMENTS
The Barra Classic and the Barra Nationals have been held for 40 years and 27 years respectively. AJ looks back at the early years and reports on the latest events.
80 NT BILLFISH REPORT
Thanks to various factors, the number of billfish caught and released off Darwin, Dundee Beach and the Tiwi Islands continues its upward trend each year. Peter Dienhoff reports.
90 BIG BARRA BUILD-UP TACTICS
The Top End Build-up is acknowledged as one of the best times of year to target big barramundi. Craig ‘Lats’ Latimore reveals some of his secrets.
96 BEST PLAN IS OFTEN NO PLAN
A well-executed non-plan, with a mission just to have fun, did the trick for Team Angry Birds in the 2022 Secret Women’s Barra Challenge. AJ reports.
103 DUNDEE REEFIES
Dundee’s offshore waters offer a network of reef systems, artificial and natural, that combine to create fish-feeding zones within easy reach of boating anglers. All this is just a daytrip from Darwin, as Chris Errity reveals.
109 TOP END BARRA SERIES 2022
The Top End Barra Series entered its 12th year in 2022 as Top End anglers were on the downslope of COVID and returning to normality. Tim Bolch reports.
114 RUMBLING THUNDER
From the savannah plains of the Kimberley, across the Top End, to the rainforests of the east coast, nothing impacts the country with the drama and excitement of the Build-up. Kim Courtenay waxes lyrical.
120 HUNTING TIGERS
The Covid pandemic put a pause on AJ’s annual African fishing safaris, but this latest visit once again demonstrated that the African tigerfish is one of the world’s great sportfish.
130 MUDDYING THE SCENERY – TILAPIA PEST FISH
Invasive tilapia threaten our rivers, fish and our holiday experience.
Mariah Millington explains how we can all help to reduce the spread.
136 DIRTY WATER COD OPTIONS
If you have never chased big Murray cod on bait, then you are missing out on some very special fishing, not to mention snubbing a technique worthy of time. Rod ‘Codmac” Mackenzie goes through successful bait options.
140 TUMBY BAY & THE RED ROOF
As one of the most delightful coastal towns in Australia, Tumby Bay is home to three of South Australia’s icons: The Red Roof, Tumby Tom and King George whiting. AJ reckons it was a great location to do a NAFA Apparel Shoot.
30 CARLTON UNITED BREWERY - GREAT NORTHERN ZERO
39 SHIMANO CURADO 200 DC
49 HONDA – GREAT 4-STROKE PORTABILITY
50 STORMRIDER – THE NEW PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE FOR STORMS
70 NT POWERSPORTS
78 FISHING AND OUTDOOR WORLD
88 LOWRANCE – NEW HDS PRO®, ACTIVETARGET™ 2 AND ACTIVE IMAGING™ HD
89 SIMRAD – PLASTIC ODYSSEY REFITTED WITH ELECTRONICS FOR GLOBAL EXPEDITION
94 HELIFISH – EXPERIENCE AWESOME ADVENTURE FISHING
100 RHINO LININGS – THE ULTIMATE BOAT PROTECTION
107 ROD AND RIFLE TACKLEWORLD KATHERINE
133 JM GILLIES – REVOLUTIONARY NEW SALTWATER FLY ROD SERIES FROM SAGE
150 GOOD GEAR
12 AJ’s TAKE with Alex Julius
22 A FISHING LIFE with ‘Barra Dave’ Donald
48 LESSONS LEARNT with David ‘Greeny’ Green
60 FISHING OZ with Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
Table of Contents - Flip-over NAFA Outdoors, 4x4 Travel & Hunting Magazine
8 LANDCRUISER TRAYBACK EVOLUTION
Dick Eussen tracks the evolution of the Toyota Landcruiser traybacks and their continued dominance of the market in Australia.
12 VAN CHOICES
Scoop has some hints on how to go about choosing your preferred accommodation and tow vehicle.
20 A TRIP TO THE TOP AT LAST!
After a long delay, Martin Auldist finally lands in the Top End to hunt big boars and buffalo.
26 EXTREME WEATHER HUNTING
With more than 50 years of hunting and camping under his belt, Rob Murton explains how your hunt can all be affected by climatic conditions.
32 DOUBLE BUCK
Having missed out on the two previous fallow ruts due to COVID restrictions, Michael Cleary shares the excitement of hunting bucks in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
39 OUTDOORS ESSENTIALS
6 WILD PLACES with Dick Eussen
18 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper
38 DOWN THE BARREL with Rod “Harro” Harrison
11 AUSTRALIAN 4X4 TREKS – EXPERIENCE 4WD IN REMOTE AND INSPIRING LOCATIONS
17 ARB’S INTENSITY IQ LED LIGHTS
31 KATHERINE’S ROD & RIFLE DEN