• In the hand

    In the hand - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Changing flies

    Changing flies - Click the image to enlarge.

  • On a bridge - Western Cape

    On a bridge - Western Cape - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Release!

    Release! - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Darryl Lampert with a trout Berg River

    Darryl Lampert with a trout Berg River - Click the image to enlarge.

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Fly Fishing

THE DRY FLIES OF OLIVER KITE

Saturday, 15 October 2016 04:57
You might ask why I write about Oliver Kite's dry flies in this modern era of super-specialised patterns that have evolved on the back of an almost bewildering abundance of advanced fly pattern designs. Today's dry fly trends lean to parachute, emerger, CDC and ultra-micro patterns and the addition of…

Second hand tackle

Friday, 07 October 2016 14:59
Regarding the post below for used tackle please use the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact the seller. Tom Sutcliffe

FINE FLY TACKLE FOR SALE

Friday, 07 October 2016 07:30
A very collectable and fine assortment of good condition fly tackle is offered for sale as the owner is no longer able to fish. He has indicated that the tackle is in excellent condition and would prefer to sell all as a single lot, but this is negotiable with the…

EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 03 October 2016 13:58
The trout were difficult on an outing last week despite a clear day and good flows, but after recent rains and a dusting of snow on some nearby mountains the water was a cool 12 degrees. And we had to contend with a really tricky upstream breeze that teased the tippet…
Says Jan, fly fishing guide and WildFly assistant, Nottingham Road: Here's my report from the opening day spent on the Bushman’s River in Giant’s Castle on Thursday last week, and a follow up, fishing the Mooi River up at Game Pass on Saturday.  I don’t think there is a greater…
I don't have a crystal ball, but I have lived through enough bone dry, tadpole-throttling droughts in the Eastern Cape Highlands not to lose hope for the eventual full recovery of the trout fishing in this area following this last long dry spell, bad as it was. I remember a…