Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean

A movie clip of friends fishing for juvenile bluefin tuna on light spinning tackle in the Mediterranean shared by Federico Castignoli from Wild Sea Expedition:

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 […]

GT Ice Cream

The history of the ‘GT Ice Cream’ surface lure By Barry Wareham from BasilManning lures The first GT Ice Creams were made on a lathe I inherited from my grandfather.  I had experimented with many different shapes and sizes, but it was the cone chisel-nose that proved to be very successful. Manufacturing the plugs out of wood […]

This Humpday Unwind takes you to two very different places, the warmth of the tropical Bahamas and the bite of the Danish coast… Enjoy! Three days til the weekend…

Blast from the past – the mini bonnies of Mossel Bay

Mid Grunter mission Henkie looked at me and said, “how about some bonnies tomorrow?”. Huh?  Where? Mossel Bay was where it was at.  The bay is absolute glass when it wants to be, and it was this day.  The fish?  Crazy.  So keen they were to eat that reversing into the shoals didn’t even spook […]

Yellowfin in the chum

I can’t wait to cast a fly in a situation like this one…(from http://www.reelthymecharters.co.za/)

Tuna time!

I had been itching to fish the deep water off Cape Point to target our pelagic saltwater species on fly for a number of years until recently. The fisherman that venture twenty five miles off the Cape Peninsula target mainly yellowfin tuna and albacore (also known as longfin tuna). These are two of South Africa’s most sought-after and […]