GRUNTER MATH

After getting his PhD in pancakes, refusals and eats, Professor LeRoy Botha runs us through the equations involved in catching the spotted grunter on fly.

CONFESSION, 2023

If I told you that I took a break from grunter fishing this year, and instead trained some big, wild river carp to eat bread

SHAWNING 101

In the past, I have imposed constraints upon things in a very random way. Although I have not been blind to my hypocrisy, only recently

LAZER POINTER FLIES

Us fly people frequently debate the merits of fluorescent colours in flies. Recently, during a chat with mates, I remarked that a fish’s reaction to

GRUNTER GOTTA EAT Pt. 5-ish

I’ve been contemplating ways to alter the attack when the surface bite for Breede and Kleinbrak grunter slows down, and I think, as always with

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

Catch and release is what we do. It’s how it should be, you know it and I do, so I’m not gonna preach to the

LITTLE BIGS

Whereas I won’t be caught dead driving fifteen minutes to target 40cm leeries, I’ll drive hours to hunt smallstream trout. In my favourite stream a

ELOPS ESCOBAR

A large number of swimming prawns (almost certainly Penaeus monodon, aka Tiger Prawn) have invaded Southern Cape Estuaries at least as far south as Breede.

GRUNTER GOTTA EAT Part 3 or 4

TOTALLY COMMITTED Nine to five. That’s how long I worked that flat today. The blazing sun burned me right through my shirt: I now look

GRUNTER GOTTA EAT Pt. 2.2

IRONMAN SBS If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2.1 of this series, may I suggest you do before working through this piece? If

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