Gin and Crabs

I’ve never been the biggest stillwater fan. I’ve always preferred the ever changing, almost petulant mood of moving water whether it be stream, river or tidal push… However to every norm there is an exception. And small, crystal clear spring fed ponds are that exception for me. There’s string of such ponds nestled in the mountains […]

Summer is arriving

Last Sunday I spent a very pleasing morning on beat 2 of The Smalblaar River. Although the trout didn’t start slow, we did. My partner for the day, Justin Fletcher, had not fished a Cape stream before. I’d also not ever fished with him. It is always pleasing to watch someone’s first cast and realise […]

Tackling up for Tuna

Im hoping to tick Yellowfin off the old bucket list this season.  We went Thursday and got on bait.  They arent thick enough for the fly as yet.