Return to Gabon

Return to Gabon

After an epic trip to Gabon in 2016, our group of South African fly fishermen will be returning to the land of giants in two…

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Conservation in action, Gabon

Conservation in action, Gabon

By Mark Murray This is an exceptional fish, by any standards, but there is a lot more to this fish than its size. Estimated at…

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Jig hook evolution

Jig hook evolution

A few years ago, I tied a fly for kob called the Lead Ass Mullet, and was based on a pattern that I saw in…

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Tagging recapture

Tagging recapture

A dusky kob that I tagged on the 28th of August 2015 has been recaptured on the 15th of November 2016. It was recaptured in…

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The Mission

The Mission

I’ve been flirting with the idea of putting together a fly fishing magazine for quite a while. About a year ago I got talking to…

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A grunter on the sand

A grunter on the sand

Although my fishing mates and I have managed to catch grunter throughout the year in the Western Cape, it’s the early season grunts that I…

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Proposal for catch and release of dusky kob in the Breede River estuary

Proposal for catch and release of dusky kob in the Breede River estuary

All anglers concerned with the future of the Breede river system, and especially the Breede river estuary, should pay attention to a notice posted in…

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The Cubera of Gabon

The Cubera of Gabon

While the tides were very favorable for fishing the surf when we arrived in Cette Cama, they slowly started to turn against us as the…

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South African Fly fishing and Fly Tying Expo 2016

South African Fly fishing and Fly Tying Expo 2016

On the 30th of July, the first ever South African Fly fishing and fly tying expo will be hosted at Lourensford wine estate in Somerset West….

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Gabon 2016. Day 2 & 3

Gabon 2016. Day 2 & 3

Photos by Mark Murray and John Travis Despite the fact that we hit the sack at one am after our first day of fishing, I…

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