Mudbone resurrection

“No entry”. I drove around the bay to the next access point and it was fenced off with a barbed wire barrier that would stop

Cold and Clear

“Go scratch in the gullies. With bait” Was something along the lines of Pete’s chirp in reply to my moans about how slow, clear and

20 000 millimeters under the sea

It was another ice cold morning of full sunshine in the Cape. My nose was blocked and sinuses aching from a cold I couldn’t shake.

Unusual suspects

The first time I saw a Cape gurnard that was caught on fly was on Peter Coetzee’s old site, Born to Fly Fish. I got

Addition to the carp genre

I sat in the sun, uncomfortable amongst poking sticks. A few carp, maybe five, were feeding hard stirring up a mud cloud below my perch

Bucktail and the beast

By JD Filmalter Bucktail jigs are the shit. I love them for many reasons. You can make them yourself and customise them to suit your

The Mission

I’ve been flirting with the idea of putting together a fly fishing magazine for quite a while. About a year ago I got talking to

One hell of a drug.

Jack Samson wrote that the most successful week for a single Permit angler in the Yucatan was a British gent on his first ever Saltwater

Skating Spiders and Dapping Dries

While fishing the beautiful Elandshoek River, I discovered, for myself, a method of small stream dry fly fishing that I will certainly be using the next time I’m out and the going gets tough.

Forgotten Rivers of the Tribal Lands

Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape have plenty of fantastic river fishing which remains almost completely unknown to most fly fishers.  I consider these streams

Mountain Meditation

Unfortunately this is becoming a regular theme. Rex goes off fishing in some beautiful stream, blanks yet again, gets mocked by his wife and writes

Rediscovering My Old Haunts

The Natal Drakensberg and the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho are the most  beautiful place I know. I have travelled fairly extensively and hiked in mountains

Return to The Kei

Photos: JD Filmalter, Johannes Meyer and Yours Truly It was always going to be a fishing holiday. We would be diving and surfing too, but

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

Simon’s Town tuna visit

The Simon’s Town harbour is known for frequent great white and Cape yellowtail visits, but this tuna visit is brand new news to us…Thanks again

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