Tiger Hunt – by Thomas Andrews

Text by Thomas Andrews (photos by Thomas Andrews and Tourette Fishing) I’ve been fascinated by African tigerfish for most of my angling life, even though I live half a world away in Australia. I don’t remember where I first learned about them, but it was many years ago and once I’d discovered them I wanted to […]

Red Herring in the Red Sea

A message from Rob Scott came via email: “We have two last minute spots on the Nubian Flats if any of you guys want to go?” I was chewing my nails behind the computer. I knew I was walking a tightrope with time. Short-notice invitations come with a discount, but they get snatched up…I couldn’t […]

Matching the Hardware

I’m very excited about the prospect of joining the Tourette boys an their first ever fly fishing only trip to Gabon next year. Tourette fishing has been hosting trips to this astonishing destination for quite some time, but the fishing in the surf and estuary mouths are mostly done with light spinning gear. Preparing for […]

The Rainbows of Katse Dam

Lesotho, Lesotho, Lesotho…How much more can we talk about the fishing in that country? I say: “Plenty more!”; because it is so damn good – as in best in the world? I really believe that the river fishing is unmatched in South Africa (and on a par with the best in the world), but read […]

Improved Bloody Squirmy

The Bloody Squirmy fly that I tied for carp successfully fooled fish (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=9208); however, the fly didn’t last very long due to the thread cutting into the squirmy wormy rubber material, which eventually peeled off the hook shank like scabs from an old wound. Not even UV resin could hold the damaged rubber in place (which […]

46 kg GT on fly!

It is a privilege for me to announce that one of the very big GT’s landed on the Socotra Island archipelago trip in October 2014 was caught on a fly from the shore. In my previous post (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=8017) I mentioned that there were opportunities to catch very large GT’s (30 – 60 kg) and bonefish […]

Moths at midnight

An interesting life and fishing experience shared by Edward Truter: Midnight Blitz, what are we missing (by day and night)? So on my recent stay at the Tourette Fishing – try fight it in Africa operation on the Bokong River in Lesotho, fighter pilot, Pierre Swartz, and I did some night fishing. My mission was to prospect […]

Sette Cama, Gabon

Contribution by Rob Scott (Tourette Fishing – www.tourettefishing.com) Fighting fish on light spinning gear, a not uncommon sight when casting lures in Gabon.   Rob Scott with a giant African threadfin. As the name suggests, this species grows big—over 45 kilograms. Threadfin strike hard, then take off on a long, fast run.   Gabon fishing pioneer, […]