Jah Booty

That’s how you pronounce it, Djibouti: Jah Booty. That tiny North Eastern African country nestled quietly between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. And that’s where we’re headed next week. Yes, that reaction you’ve just had; we’re used to it. And it’s nothing like its neighbours. Djibouti was in fact dubbed ‘Africa’s hottest new tourist destination’ a couple of […]

A’ to the K’ – a fly fishing mission to an unknown tropical destination

There are few unexplored fishing destinations left on Earth. The few rivers and saltwater fisheries that are untouched are mostly in parts of the “old world” where the local, 3rd world country logistics make it unlikely tourist attractions. I am talking places where “no white man has set foot before”. I recently had the opportunity to […]

Herman’s Yellow

I’ve been trying to write this post for a week now, but couldn’t get the right angle to take. After considering a few options, the pressure from people who have seen the pic and want to know ‘wat is die storie dude???’ became to much, so here’s the story. Last Wednesday my brother Herman arrived […]

The Study of Skinny

I love skinny water. Whether it’s a thin covering over a bonefish flat, the lapping of lake waters against a shallow bank or a tiny trout stream – there is something about thin water that I struggle to tear myself away. But it is on small trout streams of the Western Cape that I became […]

G-Route Diaries – Part 1 – Prospecting the Gamka

After a lazy start at the Weavers I headed towards Knysna but a last minute decision caused me to go via Montague rather than the normal and quick N2 route. The decision to head left at Ashton was spurred by the need to check a section of the Groot/Gouritz that lies well off the beaten […]

We’re Back

So the Lesotho trip is done and dusted. We’re cleaning the grime off our bodies and muck off our gear. The photos need to be edited and the reports finalised. Watch this space, they’re coming 🙂

Jungle Fever

Guido has been guiding at the famed Tsiname Lodge that is situated in the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory deep in the Bolivian. This remote, fly in only destination has become renown for its big fish in tiny rivers. Guido turned me green with envy when he dropped a few photos in my inbox. The […]