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D ar w in S un , - P ag e 8 - 25 C M Y K RRIDING on the wave of success of2008, and in its second year in its new home at the world-class Darwin Convention Centre, the 2009 Darwin Boat Show boasts more depth and diversity and some great new features for visitors to enjoy. Don't miss the chance to explore the big range of new boating, camping and outdoor products on display at the show, and to enjoy the opportunity to listen and learn from experts on all aspects of boating from the latest electronics and safety accessories, to the secrets of how to reel in the 'big ones'. The boat show is your chance to inspect and compare a big range of different craft and to fully consider the right boat for your lifestyle and situation. Take advantage of the 'Choosing the right boat' checklist in the Official Boat Show Program, in the Trading Post Thursday, October 15, to assist your choice and don't hesitate to discuss your thoughts and needs with the experts on the floor. Join in presentations by some of Australia's best champion fishermen on each day in the Marine Safety Boat Show theatre, and there's fish filleting and cooking demonstrations, not to mention the dramatic boarding display each morning by the crack Australian Navy team that protect our waters every day from poaching and invasion. If you're into loading up the cartopper on the 4WD or camper-trailer, then you will love the big range of car-toppers and camper-trailers on display. Or if you're looking to finish of the days fishing with a barbecue, swim, or spa on the patio, then check out the spas and pools. There's a load of great prizes on offer, and so much to see and do for the whole family, so come on down this weekend, but check out the options for access and parking on the boat show website before planning your trip. We have lots to make your visit easy and enjoyable. WWaallkk tthhee SSkkyywwaallkk!! Kitchener Dve carpark Next to the Vibe on the Waterfront (first two hours free) Underground parking and ticketing at the Darwin Convention Centre Keep your car cool for a $5 flat fee turn left at the round-a-bout. Drop and drive Turn left at the round-a-bout Take the bus Buses now drop off and pick-up regularly right at the front of the Darwin Convention Centre 25Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009FISHING WITH MAD MULLET 16ts11/09 ADVERTISING PROFILE: 2009 DARWIN BOAT SHOW AAllll tthhiinnggss bbooaattiinngg sseett ttoo ggoo oonn sshhooww NT Government Marine Safety The Trading Post Nautilus Marine Insurance Brokers Honda MPE Channel 9 NT News Territory Marine Imparja XXXX Gold Farmers Union Iced Coffee GME Lowrance Medina & Vibe TTHHAANNKK YYOOUU TTOO SSPPOONNSSOORRSS AANNDD SSUUPPPPOORRTTEERRSS AATT AA GGLLAANNCCEE WWHHAATT:: 22000099 DDaarrwwiinn BBooaatt SShhooww WWHHEERREE:: DDaarrwwiinn CCoonnvveennttiioonn CCeennttrree WWHHEENN:: SSaattuurrddaayy,, OOccttoobbeerr 1177 aanndd SSuunnddaayy,, OOccttoobbeerr 1188 TTIIMMEE:: FFrroomm 99..3300aamm eeaacchh ddaayy.. PPRRIICCIINNGG:: AADDUULLTTSS $$99 CCOONNCCEESSSSIIOONN $$55 FFAAMMIILLYY $$2288 ((22 aadduullttss pplluuss uupp ttoo 33 cchhiillddrreenn uunnddeerr 1188)) CCHHIILLDDRREENN UUNNDDEERR 1155 FFRREEEE ((wwhheenn aaccccoommppaanniieedd bbyy ppaayyiinngg aadduulltt)) Who said Corroboree Billabong doesnt produce big fish ... the proof is in the pic with this silver 94cm beauty landed by Indrek Urvet recently. The fish put up a good fight in 1m of water and was released to swim another day LEFT: Young Callum Jesussek, landed his first snapper recently, a 60cm beauty caught just outside the mouth of the East Alligator River ABOVE: Grandmother-of-five Madi Richards with a 50cm giant trevally, she caught at the Rock Wall at Larrakeyah DDIIDD yyoouu kknnooww yyoouurr ffiisshhiinngg ppiicc ccoouulldd wwiinn yyoouu aann EEnnggeell ccaarr ffrriiddggee vvaalluueedd aatt $$11110000.. AAllll yyoouu nneeeedd ttoo ddoo iiss sseenndd yyoouurr ppiicc aanndd ffiisshh ddeettaaiillss iinn ttoo tthheemmaaddmmuulllleettnntt@@ggmmaaiill..ccoomm ttoo ggoo iinnttoo tthhee ddrraaww.. EEvveerryy ppiicc rreecceeiivveedd ggooeess iinnttoo tthhee rruunnnniinngg.. SSoo,, wwhhaatt aarree yyoouu wwaaiittiinngg ffoorr?? Submit a pic and you could win an ENGEL Challenge bites into action again THE Alligator Fishing Club Challenge is on again in the heart of Kakadu at the end of the month. This is a catch and release competition held across both billabongs and open water taking place on October 31 targetting barramundi, snapper, jew fish and saratoga. Fishing starts from 4.30am on Saturday and the Grog Monster will be providing a barbecue breakfast at that time at Jabiru Lake going through till 7am, and at South Alligator Boat Ramp at 8.30am. Nominations have now closed with 55 teams signed on to compete in the Challenge. Family fun will be provided at the Jabiru Sports and Social club from 3pm with a helicopter lolly drop, fire truck and casting competition being held. Fishing teams are expected to take digital photos of their catches with results to be delivered to judges by 4pm. Prizes will be awarded for biggest catch in male, female and juniors for each target fish category best team and boat name, best costume, and mystery prizes at the Alligator Fishing Club Challenge from 6.30pm. Anyone can attend the presentation and kick back to the live entertainment of Doctor Elephant from 8pm when the boat raffle is drawn. A recovery lunch at the Jabiru Sports and Social Club will also be held on the Sunday from midday for those wishing to linger longer. 8 SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURESun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009 16 ts 08 /0 9 16 ts 10 /0 9 ADVERTISING PROFILE: LEISURE POOLS WWHEN you arecleaning your backyard this wet season, why not take a moment and imagine how a pool would look in it? Leisure Pools in Coconut Grove know what is needed to make your backyard perfect for practical or relaxing purposes, all while giving you a chance to beat the heat. "They are an important part of family leisure," Leisure Pools owner Scott Collins. "Pools can serve any home as a feature or a utility, and sometimes both. "Plus there is no better way to relax on the weekend, and obviously because of the temperature it is nice to be able to go out to the backyard and have a swim." Leisure Pools focus on quality installations, and provide customers with everything they need from start to finish. Their display centre has a wide range of fibreglass pools to choose from, with designs ranging from classic to contemporary, and even some unique designs on offer. From relaxing family pools to square plunge pools, Leisure Pools have it all. All of Leisure Pools' stock comes in a variety of sizes and colours, and they install all pools above Australian standards, and provide a life-time structural warranty on all pools offered. They also offer a range of package deals to make sure everything about your new pool is perfect from start to finish. From pool installation, paving and fencing options, Leisure Pools make certain you can relax quickly and easily. Leisure Pools also ensure customers are purchasing with the best, priding themselves on their after-sales service to make sure you are completely satisfied. They also offer free advice on what will make your backyard stand out in your neighbourhood. Drop into their display centre at Coconut Grove, or visit www.leisurepools.com to see the range of dazzling pools that will ensure to make your yard look refreshing, inviting, and above all fun and entertaining. From relaxing family pools to square plunge pools, Leisure Pools have it all TThheerree iiss nnoo bbeetttteerr wwaayy ttoo bbeeaatt tthhee hheeaatt HHooww wwiillll yyoouu eessccaappee ffrroomm tthhee bbuuiilldd--uupp?? A visit to enjoy the slides at Lake Leanyer is just one way you can beat the heat this wet season There is no way to deny it; the temperature is rising across the Top End. So, before the build-up really hits you, why not prepare yourself so you can cope with the Wet this year in relative comfort and ease. Here are just a few ways you can beat the heat this wet season. Think about investing in a pool for your backyard it can significantly increase the value of your home, gives your yard a great and practical feature and can be used to entertain guests when the heat arrives. To keep cool indoors, upgrade or purchase an airconditioner for the often used rooms. It too adds value to your home and most retailers have airconditioners for sale that not only keep your house cool, but have a high energy rating, meaning they will not hit your power bill as much as you think. If your home gets too hot to handle, how about a family excursion to one of the cool areas around Darwin. The wave pool at Darwin Waterfront and Leanyer Water Park are guaranteed to be two "hot spots" for families when those temps starts to rise. Others include the Casuarina, Parap, Nightcliff or Palmerston swimming pools or take a day trip down the track to enjoy a dip in Berry Springs and its surrounds Take a trip down memory lane and pull out the old sprinkler system and kiddie pools. Jumping through a sprinkler or lying in a small pool can be enjoyed by the old and young alike. For a quiet, relaxing way to get cool, jump into a cool bath or shower. It can provide amazing relief, cooling your body 25 times faster than cool air. There are plenty of other places to visit that can keep you cool. Why not see a movie at CMAX or Birch, Carroll and Coyle, start your Christmas shopping with a visit to the Mitchell Centre, Casuarina Square, Palmerston Shopping Centre, Oasis Shopping Village, Coolalinga or Howard Springs, or even visit your local library, all are fitted out with airconditioning. Water is an absolute must to feel fine this wet season. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated and cool, but remember alcoholic drinks do not count, as alcohol and caffeine dehydrate your body, so cut back on the afternoon beers!
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