Finesse where least expected

Brad and I have been going off Cape Point together for almost a decade.  First on tiny inflatables, then slightly bigger monohulls, and now finally in some decent craft, much to my delight. 50 odd miles off the water changes to cobalt blue, and rises from the teens to 20s.  Its something you can even […]

Video Reel

So I’ve had a bunch of short clips sitting on my externals.  I didn’t quite know what to do with them, but, after 2 hard drive crashes I figured I better do something.  Heres a random 100 seconds from all over featuring some of my favourite people.

Bloody Baetis

As fly fishers we are always dialed into the weather. Seasonal changes are picked up almost as second nature and  as a hatch junkie , I get a strange excitement stirring inside , when almost subconsciously  I become aware that the sky starts to lose its summer haze. There’s dew in the morning  , a […]

From El Nino to El Nina and the Sweet Bits in Between

On the Highveld our warm season has been a case  of famine or feast. Spring didn’t last long as the drought conditions put  strain on the streams and the fish. Even our tailwater fishery below the Barrage took strain. One fish that’s not put off by low flows and high temps are carp. They regularly popped […]

Thing 1 & Thing 2…The History of the Plaza Pupa

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been scratching around the streambed, turning over rocks & studying the little bugs clambering around on their undersides. What first prompted me to go in search and identify the bugs found in the underwater nooks & crannies of the stream bottom; I can’t recall. I probably read about this, while […]

Dragons in the Northern Cape – Day 2

We arrived back to camp the previous evening to the remains of a Vervet Monkey Frat Party.  They had chewed through our braai salt, opened cooler boxes, eaten a whole box of rusks (that one is quite impressive).  Luckily they didnt manage to open the Bioplus saches.  If they had we would have probably had […]

The 100 club -updated

We’ve got a new leader! 100cm + GT’s caught in South Africa: What if we threw Mozambique into the list?  Its only a few kilometres away from where the majority of these fish were taken.  With Mozam included there is one fish that would blow all of these away, here she is;

A lovely little surprise

Lorraine Loots is another one of these sickeningly talented Capetonians.  Her series 365 postcards for ants is literally that.  They’re tiny, beautifully executed and themed around Cape Town.  I was scrolling through Instagram this evening and thought to myself, what are the odds!  My birthday and she’s done a fly!  Then I read the caption. […]