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A FLY FISHER'S YEAR

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 13:19
Clem Booth reflects on his fly fishing in 2015 and an important, life changing decision he made during the year. Clem lives in London close by the River Thames and only a short drive from the chalkstreams of Berkshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire. But he travels much further afield to begin…
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…

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…