Proposal for catch and release of dusky kob in the Breede River estuary

All anglers concerned with the future of the Breede river system, and especially the Breede river estuary, should pay attention to a notice posted in the Government Gazette. Anton Bredell, Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, have given notice of the submission of the Breede River Estuarine Management [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:57:13+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Conrad, Kob, NEW, Western Cape|12 Comments

The Cubera of Gabon

While the tides were very favorable for fishing the surf when we arrived in Cette Cama, they slowly started to turn against us as the days wore on. Our prospects of connecting with big tarpon were slowly diminishing, but head guide, Mark Murray, explained that our chances of pinning with big Cubera were actually increasing. [...]

By |2018-07-09T15:53:00+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Conrad, Cubera snapper, Gabon, NEW|5 Comments

Gabon 2016: Day One

The Great Switcheroo Photographs by John Travis and Mark Murray By the time Mark Murray came around to wake everyone up, John and I were already awake and packing flies, tackle, etc. Everybody met in the lounge area for coffee and something to eat. A few minutes later we loaded out tackle into the boats [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:22:41+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Conrad, Cubera snapper, Gabon, NEW, Tarpon|5 Comments

Gabon 2016. The Journey to Africa’s Eden

My obsession with Gabon started in 2010. I have just returned from two weeks fishing in Jardines De La Reina in Cuba. I was a newly addicted tarpon junkie. All I thought about was catching that next tarpon. Back home I started researching possible tarpon venues, preferably ones that would be cheaper than a return [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:18:13+00:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: Conrad, Gabon, NEW, Tarpon, Tourette Fly Fishing|6 Comments

Jungle Fever – Gabon on the Fly

And so it begins... Over the last couple weeks, many of us have opened Facebook or Instagram to soon find ourselves open mouthed and drooling over the images of the fishery in and around Tourette Fishing's Sette Cama Camp in Gabon, mainly portrayed through the incredible lens work of TF Head Guide Mark Murray... This [...]