I met Daniel a month before I left the Seychelles. I had been living on Praslin for a couple of years and had caught my fair share of fish. Daniel had just moved out and was there to fish. We chatted briefly, shared a few notes and then I was off. We never got to […]
Text and photos by Gerald Penkler Our brains felt jangled by the time we arrived at the sand spit. The roads along this coast are littered with some huge potholes. More aptly put, the potholes you drive on occasionally have some flat bits. With the light fading, beautiful jade green water and an orange sunset […]
The back deck of a mothership is a holy place… a field of dreams, a stadium of hope, a shrine to triumphs, a monument to failures..
The ice cold Inverroche 7 year old rum had barely hit the back of my throat when I heard “Buffalo!”… I turned to look to see an evil grin on Wayne Osborne’s face, his glass of Soapy Coke raised in his left hand in my direction…
Continuing on from Part 1, which you can read here: Into the Great Wide Open – Part1 – Adventures on St.Brandons Atoll We returned to the Gryphon at the end of our first day out on the incredible flats of St.Brandons, to dinner on the back deck, and all of us bursting with tales of […]
Ray recently got back from a Christmas Island trip – Kiritimati in the Pacific – and during a chat about a looming Omani trip, dropped me a few videos of his trip. He said he fished quite a bit on the outside of the Atoll. He reckons he normally ignored these areas in the past […]
“Into the Great Wide Open…Under them skies of Blue… Out in the great wide open…. A Rebel without a clue”… I wonder if Tom Petty had wandering fisherman in mind when he penned his 1991 classic… But whenever I’m off on a mission to chase fish somewhere off the regular grid, this chorus is never […]
Those atolls in the southern reaches of the Seychelles islands are any fly fisherman’s dream! If you’re not convinced, take a look at Christiaan Pretorius’ sick short film!