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Copies of Yet More Sweet Days were delivered to my home last week. The book is very pleasing. It has a comfortable feel of sumptuousness, the cover is pleasantly evocative and the pen and ink sketches have been expertly reproduced.         The book is now available in bookstores…

My new book is available

Friday, 21 June 2019 09:20
My new book is available     Yet More Sweet Days – Notes from a fly fisher's Life My latest book, Yet More Sweet Days, was delivered to my home this week after a long time in the writing and in the protracted process of publishing and printing. But, happily,…

EXTRACTS FROM MY OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 06 November 2017 10:28
- In search of Golden Dorado, a lovely Richtersveld trip, Andrew Apsey's fly-fishing journey Part Two, Jan Korrubel on stream fishing conditions in KZN, Greg Carstens reports on his fishing last week around Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands and thoughts from Ed Herbst – * The year rushes by,…

EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Monday, 09 October 2017 09:39
  EXTRACTS FROM MY SEPTEMBER 2017 FLY-FISHING NEWSLETTER - A fussy trout; Stream of the month, the Swith in the Eastern Cape Highlands; Pierre Swartz on the Wolf River near Hogsback, Eastern Cape; Jan Korrubel's opening season in KZN, Clem Booth's happy discoveries on the Avon...   A fussy trout ...…
 - Most Enjoyable Articles from 2016's Newsletters... I asked a number of friends to review The Spirit of Fly Fishing's 2016 newsletters and select their favourite articles, images, flies, quotes, or whatever else had struck a chord with them; a thankless job, but they came up trumps. I did not influence…
With an afternoon free recently I fished a small Cape stream alone. In the first 100 metres it seemed the trout had disappeared, but eventually a few fish made a timid and tentative appearance. I was relieved to see them, given the drought we've had here in the Cape. One…
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