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Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:06
FROM HANS VAN KLINKEN Says Hans: Here a few pictures  of a very rare catch. It’s a softmouth trout that I caught in the Neretva river in Bosnia last week. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmo obtusirostris Very much unknown about this fish. I think it only exist in four rivers in the world.…
Convex leaders came to mind after a recent discussion with Mike McKeown of Frontier Fly Fishing in Johannesburg which organises trips to Lake Strobel (aka ‘Jurassic Lake’). Gales are routine there and I wondered if convex leaders might be of some use in such conditions Here is a chronology of…

Salute the Scalie by Chris Bateman

Saturday, 27 June 2015 12:21
- I grew up in the Natal midlands and from an early age I was fascinated by angling. My home river was the Tugela and the first fish I caught as a six-year-old was a Natal Yellowfish (Leobarbus natalensis) or, to give it its colloquial name, the scalie. In comparison…
News on The Spirit of fly fishing newsletter and my next book, Yet More Sweet Days  After careful consideration I have decided to send out this newsletter once a month rather than once a week, at least until the next book, Yet More Sweet Days, is finished. Regular contributors –…
The Cape Piscatorial Society plans to place on its website all the scientific studies done over the decades relating to what trout in Africa eat. Having all the bound copies of its journal Piscator from the first issue published in 1948, I realised that there was a lot of useful…