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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…
September is always a time of great excitement for the stream anglers, as the 1st heralds the official opening of the river season after a long wait of three months when our season closes for winter spawning, although I suppose that a three month wait is better than the four…
While researching my recent article on the chronology of convex leaders I came across a few paragraphs in a book by Al McClane that I thought made a worthwhile contribution to the debate on whether tippets should float or sink. When I could still fish, I visited the small mountain…
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…
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…