THE TALE OF TUNA

A couple of weeks ago someone WhatsApped me a video that was doing the rounds on social media. It was of a 20-odd kilo tuna caught by the Bartho brothers on the KwaZulu-Natal coast in South Africa. In the video they suggest that the fish is a southern bluefin tuna (SBT) Thunnus maccoyii. Several SBT [...]

CARP ON FRY

Plop.  Greedy eyes swivelled towards the commotion. As they focussed, I swear she licked her fat rubber lips at the fry pattern hovering 1.5m away.  She stroked her whiskers, cruised over and slurped it down. A plan was coming together and this was a welcome change. No hesitation or suspicion.  Since moving to the Netherlands [...]

SCIENCE BRO: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ESTUARY IS BREACHED?

No, the fish don’t all leave en masse! We’ve all seen those distributing social media clips of people cast-netting for kob and garrick as they attempt to exit recently opened estuary mouths. But what really happens to the fish that have been trapped in those closed systems? “Some 70% of South African estuaries are classified [...]

BEER DRINKING BEATS

THE ROCK À LA BOOZE PLAYLIST In issue 27, our Beers & Beats pages were commandeered by our in-house pirate, editor-at-large Conrad Botes.Not only did he share his kick-ass black IPA recipe for the homebrewers out there, but he also gave us his go to tunes for drinking beer, making art and roadtripping on his [...]

A RARE TALENT

LeRoy Botha is a rare talent but what I like most about Leroy is that he is so understated. Unlike the social media warriors in the fly fishing industry that love to blow their own vuvuzelas, LeRoy is humble and down to earth considering his abilities. Most people will be familiar with his wizardry behind [...]

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