• La Ferme 6

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Fly Fishing

Minor tactics in high wind

Monday, 13 December 2010 03:37
MINOR TACTICS IN A HIGH WIND I felt sorry for Gerrit Redpath on Saturday. He was down here from Bloemfontein fishing a Cape trout stream for only the second time in his life and our weather was in gale force mode. Chris Bladen was along taking a well earned day…

Fishing with a geographer - photo essay

Sunday, 14 November 2010 07:05
FLY FISHING WITH A GEOGRAPHER – A PHOTO ESSAY 13 November 2010 Gijsbert Hoogendoorn is a geographer working on his PhD in Johannesburg. He has fished widely but never on a Cape stream, meaning that this trip was a first for him. Unhappily it was a day when the water…
A DAY ON A STEEP-SIDED, STRAIGHT OUT OF HEAVEN MOUNTAIN STREAM Tom Lewin on the middle section of the upper Lourens This is the sort of stream I knew Tom Lewin would like – steep cascade water sprinkled with wild rainbows, a stream flowing like a crystal staircase through pristine…

October 2010 Newsletter

Saturday, 23 October 2010 10:12
22 October Newsletter Home page picture themes I am going to do a weekly theme on the home page. I had already started in a way with Vrederus, then Gateshead followed by Birkhall in the Eastern Cape. This week the theme will be small stream rainbows. Fly Tying I am…

Chris Bladen- Fly fishing in bronze

Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:52
THE BRONZE AGE OF FLY FISHING FROM COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2010 In a Kalk Bay studio a talented artist is merging the worlds of fly fishing and art, with spectacular success * Chris' Kalk Bay studio When I first met Chris Bladen a decade ago it would be fair…

Witels River Photo Essay

Sunday, 26 September 2010 15:24
Witels River Photo-essay Photos by Billy de Jong One of the most remote rivers in the Western Cape is also one of the prettiest and one of the most secret. The Witels runs in a rugged kloof 60 kilometres north east of Cape Town, roughly between the towns of Ceres…