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Table of Contents - NAFA Fishing Magazine
14 2020 VISION
Starlo takes stock of a crazy year none of us will ever forget, and asks what it might all mean, especially from a recreational fishing perspective.
22 VICTOR HARBOR – DAY TRIP ESCAPE
SA’s Victor Harbor is a go-to fishing destination for many anglers after a quick escape and productive options. Shane Murton reports.
32 NO MORE NANNYGAI… PLEASE!
Before the current Corona pandemic, Lee Brake he was dealing with another plague on the edge of the Great Barrier off Mackay. It was a red plague!
40 A BARRA BOY IN BASS TOWN
Chris Errity discovers the size of the fish is less important than the size of the fight in the fish.
45 FISHING TERRITORY
Our mega NT Fishing Section
46 HELI-FISHING MAGIC
There is no more exhilarating style of fishing than heli-fishing. AJ recounts a fabulous trip with Helifish last Runoff.
54 MILLION DOLLAR FISH SEASON 6
Who would have thought that, when the Million Dollar Fish tourism campaign started in 2015, it would still be going six years later? From Ktima Heathcote
62 WOMEN’S BARRATOGA BASH
With SWB Barra Challenge cancelled in 2020, the WBB was a great backup comp. AJ reports.
70 BATHURST ISLAND BARRA AND BLUE
It’s 140km by boat from Darwin to Port Hurd but, for estuary and blue water variety, when the weather’s kind, Chris Errity found the trip can definitely be worth it.
81 AIRNORTH LADIES FISHING CLASSIC
There were nearly 100 local female competitors in Nhulunbuy’s annual Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic. AJ reports.
87 2020 TEBS WRAP-UP
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an interrupted Top End Barra Series, but Rossco recounts how anglers are an intrepid bunch not to be outdone by a virus.
98 HAVING A FLICK WITH CRAIG GRIFFITHS AND KARIM DE RIDDER
John Boon interviews Craig Griffiths and Karim De Ridder who are the benchmark of tournament barra fishing throughout Queensland and now into the Northern Territory.
102 “STUNNING” CATCHES
Electrofishing barramundi has been an effective and valuable research tool for NT Fisheries to evaluate the composition of the barra stocks in each major river system. AJ checks it out.
106 KAKADU DREAMING
Kakadu’s special billabongs provided the perfect backdrop for our regular NAFA Good Gear Model shoot. AJ pictorial feature.
116 WONKY HOLES DELIVER
John Boon explains what wonkies are, how to best fish them and why they can be so productive.
124 KIMBERLEY GLASS-OFFS
Covid-19 pandemic might have been raging down south, but it was a world away from Broome during Barrgana where the calm, serene option of fishing from a kayak was a solitary pleasure for Kim Courtenay.
130 MURRAY COD: THE URBAN LEGEND
Rod Mackenzie explains that the big Murray cod are urban creatures ever willing to partake of the comforts and easy pickings afforded by the scraps of suburbia.
136 THE ROADS & THE REEF
The eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula is vast, remote, inaccessible and largely untouched! Dave Donald takes a look at a very special part of his ‘backyard’!
142 LURE LORE
Weight fibs, half-truths and outright perjuries pose more questions than answers in lure fishing. Rod Harrison gives you a reality check to enable you to tell the ultimate lie to a fish.
150 MYALL LAKES FISHING GUIDE
Best known for its huge array of camping spots, the vast Myall Lakes area also offers boundless and exciting fishing opportunities. Jamie Robley explains.
157 GOOD GEAR
31 myCOOLMAN POWERPACK
52 PLANO ANTI-RUST STORAGE SOLUTIONS – RUSTRICTOR STOWAWAYS
60 BE CROCWISE - CROCS SEE YOU BEFORE YOU SEE THEM USE IMAGE OF MUDDY CROC MEDIUM-LARGE
65 CORROBOREE PARK TAVERN
66 THE FUTURE OF RECREATIONAL FISHING IN THE TOP END – IT’S IN OUR HANDS
68 DARWIN’S FISHING AND OUTDOOR WORLD
75 LEADER’S CREEK
91 ROD AND RIFLE TACKLE WORLD KATHERINE
92 RHINO LININGS® — THE ULTIMATE BOAT PROTECTION
100 SAGE’S NEW MAVERICK SALTWATER SERIES FLY RODS
122 NEW GHOST® TROLLING MOTORS
148 SHIMANO CURADO 300
149 SIMRAD® VHF RADIO & CLASS-B AIS SYSTEMS – THE COMPLETE MODULAR VHF SOLUTION
12 AJ’s TAKE with Alex Julius
28 LESSONS LEARNT with David ‘Greeny’ Green
38 FISHING OZ with Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling
Fishing Cover: Big lure for a big fish: AJ’s 115cm barra couldn’t resist the Classic 200. (Photo: Roger Gentle)
Table of Contents - Flip-over NAFA Outdoors, 4x4 Travel & Hunting Magazine
8 BYE BYE HILUX! SO LONG & THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
Starlo looks back across 13 years of adventures with his beloved blue Toyota HiLux ute.
11 EVOLVING THE UNBREAKABLE HILUX
Dick Eussen reports on how the latest Australian best-selling ute, the Toyota HiLux, is even more unbreakable.
17 GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT
For those travelling through old gold fields, a metal detector is a must- have piece of equipment. Dick Eussen explains.
25 THE ONE GUN PERSON
When it comes to firearms, there are many available calibres, but not everyone wants or needs more than one gun. Dick Eussen provides a guide for people wanting to make a choice.
30 BUNNY BUSTING BASICS
Getting back to basics with a beginner’s guide to rabbit hunting by Martin Auldist
34 SHOOTER’S SHOP
41 OUTDOOR ESSENTIALS
6 WILD PLACES with Dick Eussen
16 ON THE TOW with Steve “Scoop” Cooper
40 DOWN THE BARREL with Rod “Harro” Harrison
20 MINELAB – THE GO-FIND SERIES METAL DETECTORS
22 ARB – EXPERIENCE TOTAL FRIDGE FREEDOM
28 WINCHESTER – BROWNING X-BOLT RIFLE
Cover: Stuart Macdonald backs the NAFA Landcruiser attached boat trailer into Home Billabong, Kakadu National Park. (Photo: Alex Julius)