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Fly Fishing

April May Newsletter and Diary

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 17:16
For more images of my trip to Rhodes follow the link at the bottom of this page... End of the Western Cape season , the Kraalstroom and a Chinese Ferrari Graeme Field on the Kraalstroom The end of season here in the Western Cape didn’t so much tail off, as…

March 2010

Monday, 12 April 2010 15:07
MARCH 2010 This March was a beautiful month for visitors to the Cape, but for fly fishers there wasn’t enough rain and a little too much heat for the stream fishing to be much good. And the lament was pretty universal around the country. No one seemed to be doing…

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.…


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…


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…