Heaven on Earth

The Malibamatso River is as beautiful a river as I have ever fished. Sadly it seemed almost devoid of fish but the few that are there make it well worth it. My heart skipped a beat! Was I seeing things? No way, it couldn’t be, not that big! I froze and sat motionless staring into […]

Tom’s net – Tying ZAKs

A step-by-step tying demo of the ZAK nymph – a great South African trout fly By Tom Sutcliffe KEY AND CRITICAL STEPS TO TYING A GOOD ZAK NYMPH I previously posted a series of pictures on tying the Zak, which, on reflection, could be improved on. The Zak, as Ian Cox rightly points out in […]

The Jewel of Eastern Lesotho

Dramatic sandstone cliffs, willow trees in full autumn bloom, clear water, and shallow cruising trout. What more could I ask for? Here follow a few pictures of a beautiful day exploring a section of the middle Tsoelike River. It’s probably my last cast in Lesotho until next summer at least. The fishing was challenging and rewarding with […]

f3T SOUTH AFRICA IS BACK!

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.   Originally from USA, it is the […]

Inner Island Report

Beniamino Pellegrini (@bengthehunted) got hold of me a while back about fishing the Inner Islands of the Seychelles. I dispensed what I still know is relevant and hoped that he came tight… So I was very stoked to receive the below email on the morning I was due to leave for (what will hopefully be […]

Tom’s Net – Witels River Photo-essay

I recently found this post on Tom Sutcliffe’s website; a photo-realistic journey through one of the Cape’s most demanding gorge hikes. A nostalgic account of idyllic varsity days…   Photos by Billy de Jong One of the most remote rivers in the Western Cape is also one of the prettiest and one of the most secret. The Witels […]