ONE LAST TASTE…

“How can this be happening…” “And all this because people still eat weird shit” “How can one even begin to consider eating bats, civets, pangolins…Or monkeys!? Immoral meat, that’s what it should be called, immoral meat and it should be banned everywhere in the world” I gripped a thin, sharp but dusty edge with my […]

A MILD CASE OF CRABS

I recently returned from my annual trip on the lower Orange river and when people ask me what I love about fishing I usually simply take them through a day on the Orange. You float down a deserted river with zero contact with the outside world for 6 days enjoying nature in all her splendor, […]

Gerald Penkler’s Possum Strip Minnow SBS

By Gerald Penkler “My flies are all way too big!”  After two hard days working the turquoise waters, we had concluded that perhaps the King Barbus and Shirbot were in the mood for smaller flies. Throughout the day we saw clouds of small pale baitfish being harassed with everything apparently tucking into the spring bounty. […]

South African Fishing Flies – The DDD and RAB

This post is part of the book review on South African Fishing Flies (by Peter Brigg and Ed Herbst) and my successes with personal favourite flies featured in the book. I revelled in the efficacy of Tom Sutcliffe’s Zak nymph in fooling many fish species; now I will be discussing his DDD and Tony Biggs’ […]

The west is my oyster

As much as I love crunching black mussel shells walking a West Coast beach, I also cherish the succulents of the mountain ranges that lie near this coastline. I get to do and see these things when I set off on mini adventures, solo missions to find fish. Good fishing spots, salt or fresh, in […]

Conserving my quarry the Clanwilliam yellowfish

The following article featured on the Red Bull website: Anglers often use the joy they find in the mountains, the scenic tranquil atmosphere and viewing wildlife as an excuse to carry a fly rod around. If these things were truly the elements of excitement in fishing, then hikes, outdoor photography clinics and game drives would […]

Orange above Augrabies

It was when Ewan Naude received a hint from Guy Ferguson about a top spot to visit on the Orange above Augrabies Falls National Park that he couldn’t resist planning a trip there for the August long weekend. Ewan sent a request for a fishing partner on our Whatsapp group, Carpaholics Anonymous, and due to a […]