THE ALTERNATIVE ABSA CAPE EPIC RACE REPORT

This has everything to do with fishing. All dressed up with nowhere to go in the time of COVID-19… Now that some of the dust has settled on the first ever Absa Cape Epic that saw no dust, I felt it was time to pen some words. As I bash away at my keypad we […]

The Upper Reaches of A Stream Beyond

It’s a “secret” valley high up in the Southern Berg that I have written about several times before. I even named my blog after the stream. I have decided that there’s no point trying to keep places like this a secret. It’s too remote and inaccessible for 99% of people to venture up there. I […]

The Lifer – Tony Kietzman

Artist, botany enthusiast and veteran fly fishing guide, Tony Kietzman has caught more fish than most of us have had warm dinners. But, as he told The Mission in issue 1, these days it’s less about catching fish than it is about going fishing. The first fish I can remember catching was a goby in […]

Trail Running for Trout

Hiking and running 100 km in 3 days, over the Drakensberg to fish a Lesotho river that’s seldom, if ever seen another fly fisherman other than myself and a few mates.

The Kokstad Twist

I will never forget meeting Rex Fey. It goes back to 1st year Simonsberg Residence at Stellenbosch University in 2001. I was terrible fly tier. He was amazing. I could catch fish. So could he! But he could tie tiny perfect dries – and catch fish. I had to catch up!  We fished, we bantered, […]

Small Stream Fun

  Last weekend I spent an awesome morning with Ryan Weaver harassing the inhabitants in one of the tiny streams that he has access to. With a broken mounting on my camera I had a mission getting any decent photos but here are some… It was great being on a tiny stream again. The challenge […]