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Text and images from Ed Herbst "O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,  Alone and palely loitering?                 The sedge has wither'd from the lake,  And no birds sing'" John Keats: “La Belle Dame sans Merci” When, in early November last year, Gordon van…
 'These micro-nymphing techniques proved their worth – on our worst day Al and I caught a dozen fish each and our best days saw us each landing about 30! ' Alan Hobson. Read on ...  
Tony Kietzman reports on fishing conditions in some of the streams near the village of Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands. The region experienced a very dry winter with hardly any snow and the streams all but dried up; in places the Bell and Bokspruit even flowed underground. As a…
Shortly before setting off on a trip to fish the Elandspad stream near Cape Town and the upper Olifants River in the Witzenberg Mountains near Clanwilliam, Ed Herbst asked me to try three flies he had tied, a Squirmy Wormy, his version of what Jeremy Lucas calls a Plume Tip,…