Its midnight 30 nautical miles off the East coast of Malindi, and dead quiet other than the drone of the diesel inboard, more felt through your feet than heard as you putt along at a measly few knots. Visually, a challenge lies ahead that evolution did not prepare you for. Your eyes want the comfort […]

Kenya trout – Ragati River

Some rare footage of trout fishing in Central East Africa: “Footage from an Iolaus day’s fly fishing on the Ragati River. The Ragati River Conservancy is situated in the Mt Kenya Forest Reserve at an altitude of some 2,200m consisting of afro-montane forests, alpine heath, marshes and the Ragati river catchment area with some 8 […]

My international list- Saltwater

Everyone has one.  This is mine for the brine. 1- Arabian Permit in Oman (are these the fabled Trach Mokalee?) 2- Christmas Island Milkfish / Alphonse lagoon Milkfish 3- Kenyan Broadbill Swordfish /  Croatian Broadbill Swordfish 4- Yucatan Permit 5- Leerfish in Montenegro 6- Namibian Steenbras

In the Shadow of Mt Kenya

Rex Fey, as he promised, has been sending me a myriad of photos concerning our spotty pescatorial pursuits. This batch is from East Africa – an area that I’ve heard humours of for as long as I have been flyfishing. Originally stocked during the colonial years – the Brits threw trout in ever piece of […]