• Birkhall trout

    Birkhall trout - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Pretty fish

    Pretty fish - Click the image to enlarge.

  • On a Cape stream

    On a Cape stream - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Orange River 2

    Orange River 2 - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Profile of a rainbow

    Profile of a rainbow - Click the image to enlarge.

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Fly Fishing


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…


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…


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…


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…
EARLY MORNING FLY FISHING WITH ED’s HOPPER PATTERN  This morning Stanton Hector and I met up on the stream at 7:00 am determined to beat the heat that swamps the valleys here in the Western Cape by 10:00 this time of year. The water was low and clear and the…