THE MISSION PLAYLIST VOL. 12

Brendan Body, aka Boderick, aka Bod, aka Hoender, aka Pterodactyl Toes and many other monikers, is a seven-foot-tall human giraffe with verbal diarrhoea, skateboarding injuries, claws for feet and a penchant for bad behaviour. Bod operating under the strict supervision of Bailey, The Mission's spirit animal. He’s also our art director, the man [...]

By |2019-03-23T15:55:37+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT..

...but sometimes you get what you need. No doubt most fisherman dream of chasing big fish, in wild waters that are in  far flung exotic locations. We want to explore unfished rivers high, wild and hidden, we want to drift down deep jungle waters teeming with life, and we want to walk endless  exotic flats [...]

By |2019-03-19T07:32:35+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Carp|1 Comment

THE EYE OF THE POOL

Text by Ewan Naude and photos by Leonard Flemming Looking for another piece of the puzzle, new water, and new expectations. The palpable excitement of seeing a different section of the same river for the first time and knowing that the archives document a time when your unicorn was one of many. Getting to this [...]

By |2019-03-19T13:12:33+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Clanwilliam yellow, Environment, Ewan Naude, Fishing Stories, South Africa|1 Comment

GOODOO

WITH THE RELEASE of Goodoo, the new Murray cod film from Josh Hutchins' (aka Aussie Fly Fisher), we've been looking back in the archives at when we featured this impressive indigenous Aussie species as our issue 4 Wish List Fish. For the WHAT, WHERE, HOW and WHO of targeting these freakish freshwater behemoths, check it [...]

WISH LIST FISH – NKUPE

If you ever find yourself around the south east Zambian shores of Lake Tanganyika, nkupe (aka Giant Emperor Cichlids), a beefy African cousin of the Amazon’s peacock bass, warrants your attention. Gareth George, of television show WildfFly Fishing Series, is one of the few to target them on fly. In issue 14 of The Mission, he reveals the what, [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:48:08+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

THE BUBBLE BUTT BEETLE

The Evolution of the Bubble-butt Beetle by Ed Herbst If you Google Philip Hills + Persistence Pays Off On the Smalblaar you will find a 2005 Piscator article on the website of the Cape Piscatorial Society which gives an indication of how even the most selective trout rarely ignore a properly-presented beetle pattern. A growing [...]

CHASE THE DRAGON

"Some fish are meant to come to hand, while some seem doomed from the second the hook up happens. My fish was a bit of both.  The swing had finished and I’d begun to retrieve to set my next cast in the lie. I felt a rock or two on the fly, and, not completely concentrating, [...]

TROUBLED WATERS: THE BATOKA GORGE

The mighty Zambezi River, specifically the Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls is under threat from a hydro-electric power scheme. Aside from the Falls being one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the gorge below them is an area that attracts thousands of visitors each year for the white water rafting, the rare bird [...]

By |2019-03-29T09:50:01+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Tigerfish, Yellowfish, Zambia, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |0 Comments

DUMPSTER DIVING

Consider the humble bonito. Prolific-breeding, fast-growing. Beautiful. So iridescently easy-on-the-eyes in fact, that the Spanish and Portuguese ‘bonito’ translates to 'pretty'. (Although there is some disagreement that this is the true origin of its name). Its great downfall – for those which pass for a time through my home bay, at least – is that [...]

By |2019-02-21T16:07:03+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Jazz, Species|Tags: |0 Comments