Jungle Juvies

It often occurs to me that it’s the unexpected parts of a fly-fishing trip that stay with me. Case in point is the trip we had to Gabon earlier this year. I spend a lot of time thinking about this trip; hooking and losing big fish, having my ringpiece handed to me on a plate […]

Return to Gabon

After an epic trip to Gabon in 2016, our group of South African fly fishermen will be returning to the land of giants in two weeks time. This will be the second dedicated shore based fly fishing only trip to this magical place. Our American friends, Jeff Currier and Mike Le Sota, who joined us […]

Conservation in action, Gabon

By Mark Murray This is an exceptional fish, by any standards, but there is a lot more to this fish than its size. Estimated at 45 kilos, this is the biggest cubera that we have landed in Gabon on lure, off the beach. The reason that this fish is so special is because of the […]

The Cubera of Gabon

While the tides were very favorable for fishing the surf when we arrived in Cette Cama, they slowly started to turn against us as the days wore on. Our prospects of connecting with big tarpon were slowly diminishing, but head guide, Mark Murray, explained that our chances of pinning with big Cubera were actually increasing. […]

Gabon 2016. Day 2 & 3

Photos by Mark Murray and John Travis Despite the fact that we hit the sack at one am after our first day of fishing, I was awake before John’s alarm went off at 4am. A massive tropical rainstorm has hit us and it was bucketing down like there was no tomorrow. And it wasn’t only […]

Gabon 2016: Day One

The Great Switcheroo Photographs by John Travis and Mark Murray By the time Mark Murray came around to wake everyone up, John and I were already awake and packing flies, tackle, etc. Everybody met in the lounge area for coffee and something to eat. A few minutes later we loaded out tackle into the boats […]

Gabon 2016. The Journey to Africa’s Eden

My obsession with Gabon started in 2010. I have just returned from two weeks fishing in Jardines De La Reina in Cuba. I was a newly addicted tarpon junkie. All I thought about was catching that next tarpon. Back home I started researching possible tarpon venues, preferably ones that would be cheaper than a return […]

Jungle Fever – Gabon on the Fly

And so it begins… Over the last couple weeks, many of us have opened Facebook or Instagram to soon find ourselves open mouthed and drooling over the images of the fishery in and around Tourette Fishing’s Sette Cama Camp in Gabon, mainly portrayed through the incredible lens work of TF Head Guide Mark Murray… This […]