It was too calm to fish… So I got out the DSLR. You’ve got to love these fish.
Our cat Charlie often stares through our flat window, his eyes compulsively fixed on grey Loeries, feeding just a few grasps ahead. The only way i can understand his consuming frustration, is when i’m watching these spotted mud squirters, tailing a few feet in-front of me. Nervous twitch disorder. – Blonde Elvis. fellow fly fisher […]
I love climbing in the car in Cape Town to set off Eastwards. Towards Knysna, the Garden Route and Home. You just have to love Africa 😀 With three weeks of fishing coming up, I was as excited as ever. My first mission was a detour close to Mossel Bay just to check the condition […]
I happened upon one of my journals this past weekend. It’s from 2009 mostly and figured it’d make an interesting read. As I was paging through it having a chuckle at odd insights and strange thoughts, I came across the following the entry. Obviously I had had a frustrating morning on the mud flats at […]
Got a WhatsApp message from a friend this morning. He’s at beautiful spot in the Southern Cape. He was up early. And his message read: “got dissed by grunter after grunter this morning” Welcome to the grunter party Sam 🙂 You’ll get one yet. And thanks for making me jealous.
Jack Samson wrote about a British carp fly fisherman who fished at Turneffe (or one of the surrounding islands) who caught something like 18 permit in a weeks fishing. His first ever trip fishing for Permit. Astounded he called and asked the guy what his secret was. The response was, “well, I just fished for […]
I got 3 of these little guys in quick succession this afternoon. I also missed two that I pricked and lost one when my fly line got stuck between my stripping basket. The tide just didn’t seem to come in this afternoon…so I was left to fish the kiddies area. Was good fun in 15-30cm […]
It was a tough day. On the water at 6am and off it at 6:30PM. An algae bank had grown across my usual flat which meant the fish couldn’t move on to it from the channel. Change of tactics. I started looking for fish on the sand and at 4pm they started to move on […]