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  Barramundi on fly, the ethereal Witte River in the Western Cape, Edward Barder bamboo landing net and more …   The weather in Cape Town was tourist-perfect for a few days, right up until Robin Douglas and I fished last Wednesday when the doors that hold back the Cape’s…

MY 19 OCTOBER 2014 FLY FISHING NEWSLETTER

Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:44
When the odds are against you, Andrew Apsey describes a fishing adventure on the Irfon River in Wales, spot the hidden trout, Andre van Wyk on fishing the Elandspad, fishing the whisky streams of the Western Cape from Greg Carstens and more…   The weather forecast for Thursday’s fishing last…
You will enjoy this book whether you like fishing or not, because the stories in it are so well written they belong more in the genre of true essays than simple angling tales. In fact, given the quality of the writing, the depth of interesting content and the frequent presence…

21 September Newsletter non-appearance

Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:49
It seems some subsrcibers didn't get last week's newsletter due to a technical glitch that seemed to involve mostly people with -mweb email addresses. It seems the matter has now been rectified, but my aplogies to those affected. Tom Sutcliffe
Seldom have I been more enthralled by a book about fly fishing than I was with Simon Copper’s debut work, Life Of A chalkstream, a book I just could not put down. It is a simple story beautifully told about the resurrection of a Hampshire chalkstream called the River Evitt,…