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Fly Fishing

I am blessed with a few good friends who enjoy catching fish on the sensors of their cameras as much as taking them on a rod and line. Billy de Jong, Darryl Lampert, Leonard Flemming, Gerrit Redpath, Ritchie Morris, Keith and Ian Douglas, to name just a few, are all…
Black wattles line the banks of many streams in the KZN and Eastern Cape highlands, on the eastern side of the escarpment. In fact when flying over the landscape, or looking at an orthophoto, you can see where the rivers run by tracing the snaking ribbons of wattle trees. The…
Cape Piscatorial Society committee member, Tudor Caradoc- Davies, has been doing an outstanding job with the ‘Vice Squad’ fly tying evenings which he initiated at the Society’s rooms in Cape Town’s CBD. The format is that he invites three tyers to demonstrate their latest patterns, pizzas are ordered towards the…
In my last newsletter I wrote about the bamboo-ferruled, 7ft 3-wt rod built for me by Capetonian Stephen Dugmore. If memory serves me correctly, it was Bjarne Fries, the Danish rod maker who first brought the concept to international attention with an article in the April 2002 issue of the…

OCTOBER 2015 FLY-FISHING NEWSLETTER

Saturday, 14 November 2015 08:38
– including Steve Dugmore's new bamboo ferrule system, a Cape stream mayfly identified, a tribute to the late Keith Miller, trout in Spring Grove Dam in KZN, a new idea for picking up beads, Andrew Fowler's book 'Stippled Beauties' reviewed, Lee Wulff's 'Bush Pilot Angler reviewed, Sage rod for sale,…

IMPORTANT STERKFONTEIN DAM SURVEY

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 06:55
Says Gijsbert Hoogendoorn: I am currently conducting an online survey into the impact of fly fishing on Sterkfontein Dam in terms of economic impact and conservation issues.  This work will ideally be published in an academic journal which will hopefully have broader relevance in terms of planning and policy issues. Click…