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RETURN TO GABON

After an epic trip to Gabon in 2016, our group of South African fly fishermen will be returning to the land of giants in two weeks time. This will be the second dedicated shore based fly fishing only trip to this magical place. Our American friends, Jeff Currier and Mike Le Sota, who joined us [...]

JIG HOOK EVOLUTION

A few years ago, I tied a fly for kob called the Lead Ass Mullet, and was based on a pattern that I saw in the Fly Fishing in Salt Waters Magazine. The pattern was tied by Dan Blanton, well known salt water fly-fishing and fly-tying personality from California,  and named the Darting Jig Hook [...]

THE MISSION

I’ve been flirting with the idea of putting together a fly fishing magazine for quite a while. About a year ago I got talking to Tudor Caradoc-Davies, a freelance writer, editor and fly fisherman who had much the same idea to create something fresh and new focused on Africa (but with stories from further afield [...]

A GRUNTER ON THE SAND

Although my fishing mates and I have managed to catch grunter throughout the year in the Western Cape, it’s the early season grunts that I look forward to the most. Why? Well, maybe because you never know what you’re going to get and it might, just might, be shit hot. Like three seasons ago, when [...]

Proposal for catch and release of dusky kob in the Breede River estuary

All anglers concerned with the future of the Breede river system, and especially the Breede river estuary, should pay attention to a notice posted in the Government Gazette. Anton Bredell, Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, have given notice of the submission of the Breede River Estuarine Management [...]

The Cubera of Gabon

While the tides were very favorable for fishing the surf when we arrived in Cette Cama, they slowly started to turn against us as the days wore on. Our prospects of connecting with big tarpon were slowly diminishing, but head guide, Mark Murray, explained that our chances of pinning with big Cubera were actually increasing. [...]