KRISTALLKLAR

We've been following Simon (Si) Kay's journey over the last few years and have watched as his filmmaking skills have developed. He left a corporate job as a Forex trader and had embarked on a trip around Southern Africa with his partner and child (the goal being to fly fish and film along the way), [...]

GRUNTER GOTTA EAT Part 1

For as long as SA fly fishers have been obsessed with grunter, misconceptions and heresies have spread about fishing for them. Noticeably, and especially in the Western Cape, many grunter hunters have focused almost exclusively on one ubiquitous grunter food, the mud prawn. But has tunnel vision inadvertently done us out of options? Yeah, maybe. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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