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FRESH WATER BONE FISH - THE NATAL SCALY

Friday, 14 October 2011 06:11
CATCHING A ‘FRESHWATER BONEFISH’ – THE MOOI RIVER SCALY By Damon Mathfield It was a clear spring morning when I made my way down to section of the Mooi River in the Muden valley, otherwise known as the Golden Valley. Armed with my Horizon XRS 5 weight rod and matching…

FISHING THE DIEPSPRUIT NEAR BARKLY EAST

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 05:32
FISHING THE DIEPSPRUIT RIVER ON ROSSTREVOR GUEST FARM- A PICTURE ESSAY By  Robin Fick – Photos by Robin and Angela Fick Spent last week at Rosstrevor fishing the Diepspruit River on low and dropping water. Summer rains were late and the river needs a good flush. Algae covered the bottom…

SEATTLE and the SAGE ROD COMPANY

Thursday, 06 October 2011 03:16
SEATTLE and SAGE Peter Brigg  The trip to Seattle on the NW coast of America was our second to the area and primarily on this occasion to be with our daughter for the birth of her first child. It was preceded by a nightmarish 50+ hour flight from SA involving…

MAGNETIC FLY HOLDER

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 04:22
MAGNETIC CHEST FLY HOLDER I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with losing my barbless flies off my drying patch on my vest. Here’s a novel solution: a little hinged fly-box that opens easily with one hand and forms a platform to quickly access or store flies. A…

CAPE STREAMS REVISITED

Sunday, 11 September 2011 14:58
THE MAKING OF A FLY FISHER AND IMAGES OF A LATE SEASON VISIT TO WESTERN CAPE FLY STREAMS Marcel Terblanche I grew up in Stellenbosch and fell in love with trout on a walk home from school when I spied a man with a cane rod landing a beast of…

THE YEAR OF THE MOUSE - BROWN TROUT HEAVEN

Friday, 02 September 2011 13:16
THE YEAR OF THE MOUSE - AND SOME FABULOUSLY BIG BROWN TROUT! By Ruhan Neethling This has nothing to do with the Chinese or any other ancient or mystical calendars, but is all about mice in New Zealand, an event that is equitable to or even more highly desirable than…