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Fly Fishing

ROCK ART ON THE SWITH STREAM

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:26
THE SAN ROCK ART IN THE SWITH RIVER VALLEY There is the most unusual rock art in the Swith River valley in the southern Drakensberg.   I’ve only seen it once, because it is a long way downstream from where we normally fish and without someone to guide me back…

HANDMADE LANDING NETS - THE NEW WAVE

Friday, 02 September 2011 09:56
HANDMADE LANDING NETS THE NEW WAVE AND AN ART FORM Perhaps it was the Japanese influence that crept in, or just the natural flow of creative juices in a few local craftsmen, but hand crafted landing nets have become big news in South African fly fishing , made from local…

PHOTOGRAPHING INSECTS

Saturday, 20 August 2011 08:54
PHOTOGRAPHING INSECTS ABOVE AND BELOW WATER There was a stage in my fly fishing life when I spent hours bent over ice cream tubs filled with pebbles photographing insects in a river bed and I guess in the end we got it down to a fine art. Eddie Gerber, a…

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…