This has everything to do with fishing. All dressed up with nowhere to go in the time of COVID-19… Now that some of the dust has settled on the first ever Absa Cape Epic that saw no dust, I felt it was time to pen some words. As I bash away at my keypad we […]
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. […]
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 […]
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…
In conversation with Tourette Fishing’s Keith Clover – the evolution from fly-fishing guide to desk jockey. And back again… I first met Keith in July of 2006. The trip was a recce mission to suss the possibilities of running it as one of Tourette’s offerings. The plan was fairly simple: Use an inflatable raft to […]
While fishing with Alec Gerbec in Alphonse I quizzed him about the Alphlexo crab pattern and how it was different to the better known Flexo crab. Speaking of the Flexo, I searched the net for a possible originator of this fly and it seems that Richard Whitner is connected to the early development or at […]