• Birkhall Lake

    Birkhall Lake - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Storm coming - Syd's dam HL

    Storm coming - Syd's dam HL - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Balloch butress

    Balloch butress - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Upper Lourens

    Upper Lourens - Click the image to enlarge.

  • Sterkspruit sunset

    Sterkspruit sunset - Click the image to enlarge.

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Fly Fishing

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…

SEPTEMBER DIARY

Monday, 20 September 2010 15:09
SEPTEMBER DIARY As I write the streams in the Western Cape are still high with the water more the colour of a dark, smoky, single malt whisky than a pale blend with plenty of ice and water added. It’s been cold as well, with water temperatures 12 to 14 degrees,…

The Lighter Side of Guiding

Sunday, 12 September 2010 10:11
THE LIGHTER SIDE TO GUIDING The Western Cape has plenty of capable fly fishing guides – like, André Blignaut, Graeme Field, Sean Mills, Mark Krige, Matt Zilliox, John Yelland, Tim Rolston, Craig Thom and Philip Meyer (in no order of capability) who are all damn good at what they do.…

Iceland Salmon

Monday, 09 August 2010 16:00
CHALKSTREAMS IN HAMPSHIRE AND SALMON FISHING IN ICELAND West Ranga River - an Icelandic landscape I just got back from a fly fishing trip that was a journey of delight. I visited Iceland for the first time, caught my first Atlantic salmon, shared a full day on the river Test…