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Sunday, 18 December 2011 08:45
HUNTING TROUT - SECOND EDITION! The new cover of Hunting Trout The second edition of Hunting Trout has arrived in its new livery with a changed cover. The magnificent photograph of the Smalblaar taken by Tom Burgers from which the first edition’s cover was designed From the first printing of…


Saturday, 17 December 2011 17:05
FLY FISHING NEWS COMING TO THIS SITE TOMORROW Light Line fly fishing for buffalo I have been lucky enough to get a well known big game fly fisher to share a few secrets with us fishing light for buffalo. He’s JP Rigby, presently convalescing after a recent fishing trip. He…

Ed Herbst is fishing again

Sunday, 04 December 2011 10:43
ED HERBST BACK UP FISHING AGAIN Doing something nobody dreamed possible a scant few months ago, Ed Herbst yesterday picked up a fly rod and cast a long loop across one of the Fizantakraal lakes. In no time at all he had landed a trout and lost two others, but…


Wednesday, 30 November 2011 04:42
NOVEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER AND PHOTO ESSAY NEIL HAYES HILL I will be posting an Okavango photo essay later this week from Neil Hayes Hill, an architect in Durban who I last saw, or fished with, many years ago. I remember him as a fine taxidermist and artist as well as…

Haernertsburg Centenary celebrations

Saturday, 05 November 2011 03:26
HAENERTSBURG TROUT ASSOCIATION CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS AND FLY FISHING FESTIVAL, 11TH - 13TH NOVEMBER 2011. The Haenertsburg Trout Association (HTA), thought to be the oldest existing fly fishing association in South Africa, will be celebrating its centenary during the weekend of the 11th to 13th of November in Haenertsburg Village, Limpopo…


Monday, 24 October 2011 11:53
WHAT THE TROUT ARE EATING I have now made something of a habit of checking the stomach contents on at least two fish per outing, one at the start of the day – if we get a fish, of course – and one midway through the day for purposes of…