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NAFA - National Australian Fishing Annual - is Australia's biggest fishing magazine. Published twice-yearly, each issue is about 250 pages of enthralling and captivating reading on fishing right around Australia. This superior quality fishing magazine will keep you going from one issue to the next. But NAFA is more than just a mega-fishing magazine; it also incorporates a second magazine titled NAFA's OUTDOORS 4WD Travel & Camping. That makes it just perfect for the adventure angler. Each issue you get: A huge coverage of great Australian fishing locations, especially Australia's fish-rich tropical north. Features on the most-popular sportfish, with the latest techniques to catch more. Amazing images of fish, action and habitat which are second to none in this superb-quality magazine. Plenty of information and action in NAFA's OUTDOORS, including travelling remotely with your home in tow, 4WDriving tips, learning about ATVs, discovering outback wonders and hunting.

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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alex Julius Fishing Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
Biannually
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2 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
two great fishing lodges in arnhem land

Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge This iconic lodge has been completely refurbished, offering luxury wilderness accommodation in an area teaming with sportfish. Location Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge is situated on the western side of Port Essington on Cobourg Peninsula in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, western Arnhem Land. Sportfishing Seasons March / April 2021 October / November 2021 Fishing Lodge guests have access to a huge expanse of bays, headlands, offshore reefs and islands where Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, golden snapper, coral trout & many other pelagic and tasty reef species abound. Plus the many sandy mangrove creeks and flats offer great barramundi, threadfin salmon and mangrove jack fishing. Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge Booking Peak Seasons Only Following the complete refurbishment of the iconic Arnhem Land Barramundi Lodge, professionally-guided fishing tours only take place during the Top End’s two…

4 min.
aj’s take

THE MAN WHO SAVED NT FISHING Until Mike Reed came along, a true champion of the Territory, those big barra were not out there to catch in anywhere near the numbers they are today. The sad passing of former Deputy Chief Minister, Mike Reed, closed a truly-historic chapter in the development of recreational fishing in the Northern Territory. As Fisheries Minister in the late 1980s, Mike recognised the huge social, economic and conservation value of recreational fishing in the NT. Back then, there were still close to 100 commercial barramundi licences and it was open slather on all our major rivers except the Alligator rivers in Kakadu. Thinking back, it’s hard to believe how bad the barra fishing was in places like the Daly and Mary Rivers. In the early ‘80s, I remember counting 22…

18 min.
2020 vision looking back, looking forward

It’s often said that the past is a foreign country, and the more distantly it recedes, the more alien it becomes. However, just like a foreign country you’ve visited, there are typically images, terms, sounds, smells and other visceral prompts that will evoke direct personal associations with certain periods in time. For some, it’s about music, for others, sporting events. For me — as a keen student of history — any mention of the tumultuous year 1968, for example, instantly conjures up memories of student revolution in Paris, Russian tanks in Prague and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Nominate 1969 and I’ll automatically think of Neil Armstrong’s one small step in the lunar dust; 1975 and it’s the Whitlam dismissal, with Norman Gunston up there…

12 min.
victor harbour -day trip escape-

Like most country-raised folk, eventually the yearning to escape the rat race grew too strong to ignore, and moving back to the coast and a more rural setting became a priority if I wanted to save my sanity. How people live near cities still baffles my brain! Relocating south of Adelaide to the seaside town of Victor Harbor some 8 years ago was the reprieve needed to get back in touch with a laidback lifestyle and, equally as important, have easy fishing options on my doorstep. No more peak hour traffic or long drives to sneak a line in to productive waters for this country bumkin. Right on an hour’s drive from Adelaide, and situated on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor is perfectly positioned to offer fishos a diverse experience within…

5 min.
lessons learnt

A FEW DAYS AT CALLIDE DAM Callide Dam is located near the central Queensland township of Biloela and is the water supply for the nearby coal-fired power station. As a barramundi fishery, it has been extensively stocked for around 15 years now and, like many dams, it has had a history of floods and fish loss followed by repopulation. In August 2012, when the dam was at an extremely low level due to drought, a cold snap saw the water temperature drop to 12 degrees and every barramundi in the dam went belly up in a disastrous fish kill that took a long while to clean up. When this happened, some of the fish were over 130cm long. Since that time, restocking efforts have seen rapid growth and, despite a few major…

2 min.
win state-of-the-art

my coolman YOU CAN WIN THE FISHERMAN 105L WORTH $1,695 NAFA and myCOOLMAN have teamed up to offer one person the chance to win a portable 105L myCOOLMAN fridge/freezer. If you’ve always wanted a state-of-the art fridge/freezer when you go fishing, then look no further. Designed and engineered in Germany to suit the demanding Australian fishing conditions, this portable 105L myCOOLMAN is amazing. Just “like” NAFA and myCOOLMAN on Facebook for a chance to win this fabulous myCOOLMAN prize. 105L — THE FISHERMAN As the largest fridge in the myCOOLMAN range, the Fisherman 105 litre capacity fridge/freezer is a serious cooling machine. It’s perfect for those who like to get away on fishing, camping, caravanning or four-wheel driving trips. Feature packed, this fridge provides the ultimate in cooling and is built to last utilising a…