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BIRKHALL LAKE - A PHOTO ESSAY

Friday, 21 October 2011 13:51
BIRKHALL  LAKE – A PHOTO ESSAY Somewhere along the line you will have a good day on just about any lake, but Birkhall Lake just seems to produce more good days than most. It’s also home to some hefty trout. It may be that the sudden crop of really good fish we’ve…

A DAY ON THE COLDBROOK

Sunday, 16 October 2011 11:51
A DAY ON THE COLDBROOK STREAM The Coldbrook is a tiny tributary of the Sterkspruit, a major fly stream near the village of Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands. I must have fished it half a dozen or so times over the years and it’s never disappointed. It also has…

RHODES SEPTEMBER 2011

Monday, 03 October 2011 14:44
BRIEF IMPRESSIONS OF RHODES AND UGIE SEPTEMBER 2011 THE TRIP UP The drive up was characterised by more than just the boredom of sitting behind a wheel as mile after mile of road slides away under the bonnet. Between Laingsburg and Beaufort West there are now no less than four…

Fishing News

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 06:43
FLY FISHING THE EASTERN CAPE HIGHLANDS I will be away fly fishing in the Eastern Cape area around Ugie, Maclear and Rhodes leaving on Tuesday 20th for 10 days, so my apologies but this website will be static during this period. I will do my best to post the odd…

ROCK ART ON THE SWITH STREAM

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:26
THE SAN ROCK ART IN THE SWITH RIVER VALLEY There is the most unusual rock art in the Swith River valley in the southern Drakensberg.   I’ve only seen it once, because it is a long way downstream from where we normally fish and without someone to guide me back…

HANDMADE LANDING NETS - THE NEW WAVE

Friday, 02 September 2011 09:56
HANDMADE LANDING NETS THE NEW WAVE AND AN ART FORM Perhaps it was the Japanese influence that crept in, or just the natural flow of creative juices in a few local craftsmen, but hand crafted landing nets have become big news in South African fly fishing , made from local…