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Fly Fishing

FLY FISHING THE RHODES AREA

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:22
FLY FISHING THE RHODES DISTRICT – MAY 2011 The trip begins The portents were not good. Reports of anglers running into grey skies, wind, storms and swollen streams in the Eastern Cape Highlands seemed the rule. But I’d put this trip off too often already and I finally left in…

THE TITANIC TIGERFISH OF TANZANIA

Friday, 15 April 2011 03:51
Trophy Tigers from the Dark Continent Leonard Flemming The general assumption that fishing depends on luck by and large is despised by those who take their piscatorial hobby seriously and although I am one of those who believe “the more you practice the luckier you get”, I would have to…
IMPRESSIONS FROM THE MARCH 2011 WILD TROUT ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL IN RHODES From what we were hearing the rivers around the village of Rhodes in the southern Drakensberg were high and dirty for this year’s Wild Trout Festival, though the headwaters were reported to be ‘clear and fishable’. I had a…

SNAKES IN STREAMS CAN HAPPEN!

Monday, 21 March 2011 15:28
PUFFADDERS IN STREAMS I’ve come across no less than five puffadders in streams in the past few years – three of them with my pal Billy de Jong and one each with my son Robert and Pieter Taljaard, an excellent fly fisher now living in Johannesburg. On each occasion it…

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER

Sunday, 20 March 2011 07:18
20 MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER THE WILD TROUT FESTIVAL IN RHODES I would have been at this festival if the prospect for rain had not been more likely than any prospect I have to take additional leave later in the year. So I cancelled and now plan a trip somewhere near…

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST - PADDY STARLING

Friday, 04 March 2011 03:27
PADDY STARLING – SOUTH AFRICAN LANDSCAPE ARTIST Born and educated in KZN Paddy is a self taught artist. He had a spell trying his hand as a farmer, but soon enough found that landscape painting was what he really wanted to do, especially if the landscapes he was painting had…