The Leerfish of Zandvlei are the notorious South African fish of a 1000 casts. And even at that I know many that have gone years without so much as a follow.

We fished Zandveli hard for a few years and it took us a good year to get on the right track. Cast after cast in horrid conditions, attempted muggings, clousers in the side of the face.

We got chases, swirls and follows, lots of them… but no takes.

I had an idea. Maybe these fish were smarter than we gave them credit for. Maybe it wasnt worth the effort chasing a small 5cm mullet. Maybe something bigger would be more worth the effort. And boy did the ladies of Zandvlei react positively to something closer to 30cm…

leerfish on fly
leerfish on fly
leerfish on fly
leerfish on fly
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leerfish on fly
leerfish on fly
leerfish on fly

one eyed gangster Leerie

one eyed gangster Leerie

happy

happy

leerfish on fly

Kyle with a cracker

Kyle with a cracker

Kyle with a cracker

Kyle with a cracker