Author Interview: Chris Dombrowski

In Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker and the World's Most Elusive Fish, Chris Dombrowski, a trout fishing poet from Montana, writes about a legendary Bahamian guide David Pinder and his lifelong quarry, bonefish, the ghost of the flats. The Mission caught up with Dombrowski to chat about the book, his writing process, guiding [...]

By |2017-09-05T15:56:55+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When the olive grunter sang

On a balmy summers day Two sons went out to play With fly tackle and a leaking raft They headed to sea to catch a ray. In search of fish with feather craft They dropped anchor in False Bay Where they moved their hinds fore and aft Taking turns to inflate abaft. While sitting in [...]

By |2018-07-08T11:18:03+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Leervis/Garrick, Leonard, NEW, Western Cape|Tags: |4 Comments

Farquhar Intro – The arrival and warm up

It started with a call from Conrad Botes.  Then another call, then another.  Then Conrad called again.  I have 10 minutes to decide.  My internal dialogue reminded me of my move that I was in the middle of, the house transfer i was awaiting, and the severe work stress I was under, not to mention [...]

South African Saltwater Fish of the Year 2012

Ok so there are obviously catches I dont know about... but in my opinion its between these two: Ewan Kyle with a 101cm Geet Conrad Botes with a 86cm Breede Kob Some good grunts came out this year but I want to see a 4kg plus spotty before one gets into [...]

Good Afternoon

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 [...]

Mole crab / sea lice -version 1

This is my first go at the Mole Crab, which is apparently one of the Pompanos favourite meals.  Locally we call them Sea Lice, but only recently did I find out that's a misnomer.  "Sea Lice" are actually Amphipods, and they eat fish, not the other way round. My next one will have a darker [...]