If you enjoy wetting a line in the estuaries that abound along South Africa's east coast, then you have undoubtedly spent some time trying get your paws on a spotted grunter. And when success alludes you, as it does us all at some point, I'm sure you have wondered, where do the grunter go? So [...]

By |2018-08-01T08:51:58+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Eastern Cape, Environment, JD Filmalter, South Africa, Spotted Grunter|Tags: |0 Comments

Walking with Jesus in Slumtown

“Haha, just watch out for those friggen Jesus fish…We call them Jesus fish ‘cause every time you step on one you shout ‘oh GEEEZIS’, haha!”, Bricky explained joyfully before taking another sip from his beer. I had read somewhere that besides swimming far up rivers to feed on small mullet, skipjack also ambushed their prey [...]

By |2018-07-03T14:49:45+00:00February 24th, 2016|Categories: Eastern Cape, Flies: Salt Water, Leonard, NEW, Shark, Skipjack|Tags: , |8 Comments

Follow Feathers

Some fish trigger an OCD (obsessive catch disorder) in me. Right now I am after a skipjack. I need to catch one on fly… Skipjack/ladyfish/springer (whatever you fancy calling them) do enter Western Cape estuaries and fly anglers have the opportunity to catch really big fish in fairly accessible places, such as the Knysna Lagoon. [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:24:36+00:00February 21st, 2016|Categories: Eastern Cape, Leervis/Garrick, Leonard, NEW, Skipjack|Tags: , |4 Comments

A trip to the NEC

Photographs and text by Jade Dos Santos The North Eastern Cape (NEC) No matter how much you watch the weather before a trip to the NEC highlands, the one thing you can bet on is that it will be temperamental! It is best to contact a local farmer before embarking on the long drive there. [...]