Age and Wisdom

Last Saturday I spent a most entertaining morning on the Hotel beat of the Smalblaar. I joined an old British chap, Keith Nicklin and acted as his walking stick! I’ve fished with Keith before, and I hope I’ll fish with him again. Age has not treated his ankles and knees all that well – 79 is […]

Report: Smalblaar Weekend

I spent Saturday with Mike, a Swedish holiday maker out to sample the wares of our stunning country. February and March is a always a tough time of the year for the lower beats – thin water, wisened trout, warm mornings and hotter days. The day started well with a beaut rainbow porpoising on the […]

Season Opener

Ryan Weaver is a good friend and great fisherman. Thank heavens he also has access to some lovely waters. I had beat six booked on Holsloot for the day based the thought that being a tail water, it may help with the higher than normal early season water levels. However, upon arriving at the gate, […]

Close of Season Inspiration

Seeing as close of season on the Cape Streams is almost upon us here in South Africa, I thought I’d send some inspiration to all the day dreamers and arm-chair anglers out there to get out on the water… Many thanks to Neil Rowe for photos and last weekend’s Sunday Morning. Not the most productive […]