The Mission's Conrad Botes returns to Gabon today on his second trip with Tourette Fishing. The first one was a massive success. Several guys caught huge Tarpon off the beach on fly, while plenty of pitbull-sized Cubera Snapper, a few Giant African Threadfin and loads of Jack Crevalle (the local 'trash fish') were caught too. [...]

Getting Silly with It – Chasing Tarpon on a 3 weight…

To a flyfisherman, the word "Tarpon" conjours up great visions of leviathan sized creatures, armour plated beaten silver heavyweights, exploding into the air over a gin clear flat, gill rakers rattling like the springs on the old farm truck as it drives over a cattle grid, a bewildered angler clinging to what seems like an [...]

By |2014-11-26T13:42:22+00:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: Andre, Central America, Fishing Stories, Tarpon, Travel|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Colombia: Of Tarpon and Caiman

The coast north of Tayrona National Park in Colombia`s La Guajira district is broken by hundreds of rivers. Majority are large and effected by rainfall. And all scream fish! We unfortunately arrived on the tail of two weeks of rain and the rivers were running high and muddy. My first thought was that my chance [...]