A Stream called Nowhere

Post Lesotho, Ryan and I had a day to kill before heading home to the Cape. I was Knysna bound, via an Eastern Cape farm wedding – which was an absolute jol – and Ryan was catching a bus from East London to a very happy wife and daughter in Cape Town. As mentioned in […]

Transkei Trip Report

Just the moderate climate in the Transkei makes a wintertime trip from the Cape worthwhile! We arrived at the boathouse to a stunning afternoon – no wind, blue skies and a flat sea. We grabbed the dropshot rods and headed to sea. I lost a tank in the first few minutes when I got smoked […]

The Next 3 Weeks

Right, I have three weeks of holiday, starting in about 2 hours. This is what I am going to be doing: Going home to the folks in Knysna to maybe entice a grunter: Making a stop at the farm to hunt some gully fish: And then the Transkei, for (hopefully) some sardine run action and […]

Transkei Fun – River Perch on Fly

Just got back from a few days at Umbotyi on the Pondoland coast. We managed to get some time in on a couple of the smaller rivers to chase Nkula Nkula (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) and River Perch (Acanthopagrus berda). We didn’t get any Nkula Nkula but we get get a few Perch. Perch, or River Bream, are […]

Kei Times

While the did not produce the hoped for results with a fly rod. There were some stunning fish caught. And the research has been done for a future. Africanus is an outside possibility but the river, I’m sure, will produce – especially for skipjack (ladyfish), river snapper, river bream and even shad (blue fish) – […]


I’ll be spending this coming week fishing this lovely piece of water on the Transkei Coast. It’s a river that my old man cut his teeth on and one which I haven’t returned to in more than five years! I’m very excited! I’ve got a night time Cob fly concept that will be tested, I’ll […]