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Fly Fishing

February 2010

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:32
FEBRUARY 2010 DISAS I found a bunch of blood red disas (Disa uniflora) right alongside me on the bank of a tiny, Western Cape mountain stream I occasionally fish. I’ve seen them only a few times before, on the upper Witte and the Witels, but that was years back and…

The pretty Broederstroom

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 04:25
The Broederstroom Photos by Christoff Badenhorst Situated in the beautiful Magoebaskloof area and started in 1911, the Haernertsburg Trout Association is one of the oldest fly fishing clubs in South Africa. Among its many waters is the pretty Broederstroom, a brown and rainbow trout stream captured here by Christoff Badenhorst.…

DRAGONS ON A DRY FLY

Friday, 06 April 2012 13:46
DRAGONS ON DRY FLY Pete Brigg sent me this piece with lovely images following a recent trip he made to the Bushman’s River in KZN: I had a first yesterday. A large, approximately 8 to 10cm dragonfly took my fly out of the air in the cast, wouldn't let go…

STERKFONTEIN DAM - A DRAMATIC PLACE

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 15:50
THE STERKFONTEIN YELLOWFISH EXPERIENCE Text Tom Sutcliffe Pictures by Damon Mathfield People are now rating this great impoundment as one of the country’s premier fly fishing destinations and deservedly so. Here’s what Jan Korrubel had to say of a recent trip there… ‘I was privileged to spend 2 days of…

THE JDT's

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:35
CRAIG THOM'S IMAGES OF THE JDT'S The JDT's is one of the finest Cape streams, no easy hike, no easy fishing, but a visit is fly fishing's equivalent of a catharsis. Here are some images Craig Thom sent of his most recent visit. Bamboo rod maker at rest - Steve…

THE UPPER SAALBOOM RIVER

Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:29
JAN MALAN WRITES ABOUT A GLIMPSE HE GOT OF THE UPPER SAALBOOM RIVER, BARKLY EAST DISTRICT A lovely piece of investigative fly fishing – or fly fishing R & D Jan wrote recently ‘I've been meaning to send you these shots for a long time, but only now getting round…