Blast from the past – the mini bonnies of Mossel Bay

Mid Grunter mission Henkie looked at me and said, “how about some bonnies tomorrow?”. Huh?  Where? Mossel Bay was where it was at.  The bay is absolute glass when it wants to be, and it was this day.  The fish?  Crazy.  So keen they were to eat that reversing into the shoals didn’t even spook […]

The weekend that was

It was about this time last year that the famous prawn walk happened in the Garden Route, so it was time I headed up to check.  Funny enough I even bumped into Ian, both of us severely disappointed by what hadn’t happened. I spent Saturday on Goukamma and Sedgefield.  Both were absolutely littered with fish.  Luckily […]

G Route Diaries – Part 8 – Breaking Even

So, I didn’t make it back to Cape Town today. The fishing is totally to blame! After yesterday’s purple patch with the spinning stick, I had had to get back on it. There were bigger fish to be caught. So Dad and I dusted of “The Guppie Tub”, a tiny little Boston Whaler Bass Boat, […]

G Route Diaries – Part 2 – Options

I love coming home for any amount of time. Not only are there a ton of surf  spots that crank! There is more fishing than one knows what to do with! With two weeks to kill and a trail run as the only fixed commitment a little planning is not a bad idea. So I […]

Ian Kitchings Grunter

If you’ve spent some time in the Garden Route over the past year the chances are you would have seen Ian Kitching fishing the lagoons on his awesome stand up fishers -props- http://www.supfisher.co.za/.  Hes also caught some giant Grunter on surface flies.  I would be jealous if i wasn’t so damn impressed.  Quite possibly the […]