• Rainbow 4

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    Joggem stream boulders - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Karnemelk 4

    Karnemelk 4 - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Stillwater trout beneath a tube

    Stillwater trout beneath a tube - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Grayling beauty

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Fly Fishing

FINDING YELLOWFISH HEAVEN IN LESOTHO

Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:39
Text and fly images by Gordon van der Spuy. Other images per Tourette Fishing. * Crossing the border from Ficksburg into Lesotho is an attack on the senses, literally and figuratively. It’s hard to imagine that you’re only a hundred meters from South Africa. The first thing that hits you…

NEW THOUGHTS ON FISHING STERKFONTEIN DAM

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:05
NEW THOUGHTS ON FISHING STERKFONTEIN DAM –  Text and images by ALAN HOBSON I have just returned from a week’s break to Sterkfontein dam, which re-affirms why fly fishing is such an incredible sport. The dynamics of the dam have changed somewhat, the water level not being quite full has left…
Fly tying for older folk  - and some modern fly tying developments generally. Ed Herbst. Just as fly fishing becomes more difficult with advancing age, so too does fly tying. Vision deteriorates and the hands start to tremble Although a lack of balance now makes angling impossible for me, I…

EXTRACTS FROM MY OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 06 November 2017 10:28
- In search of Golden Dorado, a lovely Richtersveld trip, Andrew Apsey's fly-fishing journey Part Two, Jan Korrubel on stream fishing conditions in KZN, Greg Carstens reports on his fishing last week around Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands and thoughts from Ed Herbst – * The year rushes by,…

BOOK REVIEW

Saturday, 14 October 2017 08:03
'South African Fishing Flies ' – a review by David Weaver  -   Fly fishing, like life, is all about choices. The more choices we make the more instinctive our decisions become, the more we rely on our instincts the more fun we have. As a fly fisher, you will spend…

EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 09 October 2017 09:39
  EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 FLY-FISHING NEWSLETTER - A fussy trout; Stream of the month, the Swith in the Eastern Cape Highlands; Pierre Swartz on the Wolf River near Hogsback, Eastern Cape; Jan Korrubel's opening season in KZN, Clem Booth's happy discoveries on the Avon...   A fussy trout ...…