Bucketmouths of Zim

Largemouth and smallmouth bass were two of my favourite angling species in the days when I still fished the art-lure leagues in the Western Cape. In the four to five years that I fished competitively for Western Province colours I saw many big bass come out of Theewaterskloof Dam, Kwaggaskloof Dam and Misverstand Dam. However, […]

Midweek Pic Dump

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Who shot Biggie Smalls…

We all tend to want to fish secret, out of the way locations, with as fewer anglers as possible around… to have all the water to ourselves, to covet that solitude that makes up such an enormous part of or addiction to chasing fish… This quest for waters with as few people around as possible […]

Trash fish of the flats

Jako Lucas shares his passion for tropical flats fishes that are not frequently targeted by clients. He says: “I love the idea of promoting the trash fish of the flats. Every day I spend fishing the flats with clients I wish they’d be more open minded about the fishes they target. Whenever I get the opportunity to fish […]

Not your Average Friday

Billy McCarthy is singing to me… The Augustines front man’s soul is pouring out of my Land Rovers speakers, while the early winter countryside along the N2 east bound rolls past my window… the “Check Brake Pads” light on the dashboard  keeps flashing its orange warning at me, but I’m ignoring it… Its Thursday, I’m not […]

Red Herring in the Red Sea

A message from Rob Scott came via email: “We have two last minute spots on the Nubian Flats if any of you guys want to go?” I was chewing my nails behind the computer. I knew I was walking a tightrope with time. Short-notice invitations come with a discount, but they get snatched up…I couldn’t […]

Spider flies for trout

People have asked me what it is that inspires me to tie a new fly pattern. To be honest, the ones I created in my dreams never worked well. Let’s face it; good flies don’t appear out of thin air, especially not my personal favourites. I need visual inspiration from something that lives near or […]

Mid-week pic dump

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