About Tudor Caradoc-Davies

Tudor is the editor of The Mission Fly Fishing Magazine. A former staffer on GQ, Best Life and Men's Health magazines, he writes for a wide range of magazines. He also works on books, from ghostwriting memoirs to writing and editing best-selling cookbooks.

WHEN THE RIVER RAN RED

Regardless of your skill level, being an angler always involves a modicum of luck. In Gareth Tate and Craig Pappin’s case, they hit the motherlode in a Tsitsikamma estuary. Full story in issue 25. By Gareth Tate. Photos Gareth Tate and Craig Pappin In my fly fishing life there are a few experiences and stories [...]

THE LONG WAY HOME

When Peter Coetzee went to the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra, he had two weeks spent chasing giant trevally on the cards. Then the pandemic shut the world down. Stuck between a civil war in Yemen, pirates and terrorists in Somalia and the pallor of a new plague gripping the world, Pete and his fellow travellers [...]

HOMEGROWN HONEYS

Two weeks into Lockdown level 2, with international borders still closed,  Jazz Kuschke goes in search of  local tigerfish in South Africa at Lake Jozini to wash away the cabin fever. Up close and personal with some of the permanent residents Tigers, again. This time was different though. I’d not stamped a passport [...]

INJASUTI

Shaun Dickson explores the Injasuti river and its feisty rainbows in KwaZulu-Natal in this little film fresh from the guys at Xplorer Fly Fishing. Not only does it feature the singular filming and editing style of Matt Gorlei of FlyBru, but considering the country's beaches are closed, it's going to make you want to get [...]

THE FEATHERS AWARD

Over the years at both Feathers & Fluoro and The Mission, we have been witness to some incredible catches. There was that time Conrad Botes and Arno van der Nest caught massive tarpon on fly off the beach in Gabon. Arno van der Nest with a tarpon caught off the beach in Gabon [...]

THE DESERT PRISONER

Think you’ve gone long periods without fishing before? In 2011, a few weeks into a six-month motorbike ride through Africa, from London back home to Johannesburg, Steve McGown was abducted by Al Qaeda in Northern Mali. Most people who encounter terrorists do not survive the ordeal, but Steve not only endured just under six years [...]