From the archives – Ms Lichia Amia

The Leerfish of Zandvlei are the notorious South African fish of a 1000 casts. And even at that I know many that have gone years without so much as a follow. We fished Zandveli hard for a few years and it took us a good year to get on the right track. Cast after cast […]

Garrick Thoughts #1: Double the Temptation

So you’ve been stripping your ass off but the damn Garrick are turning short. Especially the bigger ones. And no matter what you rip back over the surface, it just does not seem to produce a take. You’ve even put a sinking fly on and still, no love. This is a scenario that is not uncommon […]

G Route Diaries – Part 8 – Breaking Even

So, I didn’t make it back to Cape Town today. The fishing is totally to blame! After yesterday’s purple patch with the spinning stick, I had had to get back on it. There were bigger fish to be caught. So Dad and I dusted of “The Guppie Tub”, a tiny little Boston Whaler Bass Boat, […]

G Route Diaries – Part 5 – A Bend At Last

With my foot on mend, I eventually made way onto the flats and channels of the sprawling Knysna Lagoon. It really is daunting web of channels, sand banks and mud flats that leave anybody who hasn’t it before feeling a little overwhelmed and lost! I really like having a boat on water as it allows […]