DO YOU EVEN BEAST, BRO?

*** EDIT  - Since writing the below, I took my own advice and spent even MORE time on tying a pair of BEASTS, attempting to build a matching pair of BEAST Mullets... I kinda almost sorta maybe think I'm nearly there and may attempt an SBS of sorts in the near future.. added some pics [...]

SBS – The Mighty Ugandan

A recent trip to Providence Atoll in the far outer reaches of the Seychelles, saw myself and Warwick tying up an absolute storm in the 8 months leading up to the trip.. regular "Whippet Wednesdays" sessions in Warwick's Garage, which has been converted into a flytying, beer and whiskey drinking haven, saw us furiously tying [...]

FLY HACKS – ROBBING THE VANITY

I made my usual Wednesday night Beer and Cigarettes visit to my good buddy Warwicks last night... Warrels as he's known to many ( and 1st Lady to a select group of others ) has recently returned to the Fly tying obsession after a long hiatus of throwing lures and stupid shit like that.. granted [...]

Magic Days – Can fishing be the cure for heartache?

I decided to drag out this piece I wrote about 8/9 years ago... thought'd I'd repost it here.. was originally published in the fantastic Fishing & Hunting Journal... "MAGIC DAYS: Can fishing be the cure for heartache? What do non-fisherman think about? This is a question I have found myself considering on numerous occasions in [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:07:02+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Andre, Conventional, Fishing Stories, Gear, NEW, Tarpon, Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stream of Dreams – Sex Camp for Trout..

Above: Stream of Dreams silver slab... hope she's getting laid right now...  This cold and rainy winter weather has most of us down here in the Cape thankful that our beloved streams are getting some much needed water in them after an abysmal last 18 months..but it does mean, that we are not getting out [...]

By |2018-07-08T11:29:15+00:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Andre, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized, Videos, Western Cape|1 Comment

Yellow Submarine

I dunno about those Beatles and their whole "We all live in a Yellow Submarine" bullshit... Who the fuck wants to live on a submarine anyway.... ? God damn hippies... Just before Christmas I took a suicidal day off during the busiest time of the year, pissing off my business partners no doubt, to head [...]

By |2016-01-21T21:51:32+00:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Andre, Conventional, South Africa, Tuna, Western Cape, Yellowtail|1 Comment

Under the Bridge…

Under the Bridge.. A Bridge over Troubled waters.... Don't burn your bridges... Bridging the Gap... We spend a lot of time using bridges as metaphors in this day and age... from old sayings like "Don't burn your bridges" that your grand parents always seemed to be warning you about, to modern bullshit "Ad Agency" vernacular [...]

By |2015-11-17T18:15:59+00:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Andre, Carp, South Africa, Western Cape|9 Comments

Into the Great Wide Open – Part II – Adventures on St Brandon’s Atoll

Continuing on from Part 1, which you can read here: Into the Great Wide Open - Part1 - Adventures on St.Brandons Atoll We returned to the Gryphon at the end of our first day out on the incredible flats of St.Brandons, to dinner on the back deck, and all of us bursting with tales of [...]

By |2015-11-15T14:23:27+00:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Andre, Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Indian Ocean Islands, Permit, Shark, Travel|6 Comments

Into the Great Wide Open – Part 1: Adventures to St.Brandons Atoll

“Into the Great Wide Open…Under them skies of Blue… Out in the great wide open…. A Rebel without a clue”… I wonder if Tom Petty had wandering fisherman in mind when he penned his 1991 classic… But whenever I’m off on a mission to chase fish somewhere off the regular grid, this chorus is never [...]

Who shot Biggie Smalls…

We all tend to want to fish secret, out of the way locations, with as fewer anglers as possible around... to have all the water to ourselves, to covet that solitude that makes up such an enormous part of or addiction to chasing fish... This quest for waters with as few people around as possible [...]