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Fly Fishing

12 June 2011 NEWSLETTER

Sunday, 12 June 2011 14:07
12 JUNE 2011 NEWSLETTER FROM ANDRE BURGER: TRIP TO THE KARNEMELKSPRUIT AT LUPELA LODGE! Present a Fly is putting together a three day trip to the exclusive Lupela Lodge close to Lady Grey from 6-9 October 2011.  This venue offers 7kms of the Karnemelkspruit and regularly produces rainbow trout of over 20…

MAY 2011 FLY FISHING DIARY AND NOTES

Sunday, 29 May 2011 12:30
MAY 2011 FLY FISHING DIARY AND NOTES Snow in Rhodes from Dave Walker! Dave Walker, owner of Walkerbouts Inn in Rhodes, Eastern Cape Highlands sent me photographs of the village under a blanket of snow. The pictures, taken by Tony Kietzman, don’t necessarily record a rare event for this place…

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…