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Fly Fishing

A DAY FISHING PONDS

Sunday, 14 August 2011 14:31
 FISHING PONDS - A photo-essay The Western Cape had rain these past few days and the streams are full and typically peat-coloured. But I was able to spend time on a cluster of pretty ponds yesterday adjacent to the Kraalstroom River as a guest of Sharland and Gavin Urquhart on…

THE UNITY - A TRIB OF THE KARNEMELK

Monday, 08 August 2011 14:40
SOME THOUGHTS ON THE UNITY STREAM - A tributary of the Karnemelkspruit The back page of the Lammergeier Reserve brochure has a picture of a Bearded Vulture soaring above the words, ‘It’s not just another destination, it’s another world…’ and for once the white man is not speaking with forked…

FLY FISHING RHODES IN JULY 2011

Friday, 05 August 2011 05:27
FLY FISHING IN RHODES THIS PAST TWO WEEKS FROM TONY KIETZMAN I had heard the fly fishing wasn’t for the feint hearted but to tell the truth I hadn’t expected scenes as bitter as these from Tony Kietzman. Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the squalling snow! Sharland Urquhart…

SNAKE AWARENESS COURSES

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:15
SNAKE AWARENESS COURSES Black Mamba Johan Marais, internationally known herpetologist and author of numerous books on snakes and reptiles in Southern Africa is now offering various exciting new Reptile Ventures to reptile enthusiasts as well as corporate and industrial bodies. Eastern Natal Green Snake Have a look at  www.reptileventures.com for…

31 JULY 2011 NEWSLETTER

Sunday, 31 July 2011 16:36
31 JULY 2011 NEWSLETTER FROM NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA Andrew McKenzie, currently President of The New South Wales Rod Fishers Society, Australia’s oldest trout fishing club. Andrew has been exchanging thoughts with Ed Herbst and me just recently and here are two extracts:  Two weeks to the end of the…
AGAINST THE FLOW - a documentary DVD on the Orange River Against The Flow is by no means your traditional fly-fishing video. It is not recommended for those who are hypnotized by minute after minute of fish cranking, or anyone looking for fly-fishing instruction. Point in case, the only nymph…