WORDS FROM THE BATTLE HARDENED: A MESSAGE TO FRED FROM PAUL WEINGARTZ

The late Paul Weingartz holds a special place in South African Saltwater Flyfishing lore. He spent more time than most chasing GTs along the Zululand coast and is part of a very elite club of anglers who have caught a 1m+ GT from the shore in South Africa. Prior to our first Farquhar trip, Fred [...]

Beached Pigs and Walking Prawns

Long the dream of those who chase grunter, the fabled prawn is a phenomenon that occurs in South Africa's estuaries and lagoons. Kevin Flanagan and mates were lucky enough to hit it just right... From Kevin: Beached Pigs The modern-day fly fishing weekend warrior, can’t afford to pick a weekend with bum tides and unfavourable [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:37:27+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Fishing Stories, NEW, Spotted Grunter, Western Cape|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Dreamtime – the prelude, pandemonium and pause of fly-fishing for kob

Metaphysical aside, those dark hours between 3am and sunrise are my Dreamtime. Pretty freakin’ fortunate then that our much-treasured dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus) share similar early morning habits. At least when they enter our estuaries to party.

By |2018-07-05T09:45:05+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Fishing Stories, Garden Route, Jazz, Kob, NEW|Tags: , |6 Comments

Simply a fisherman

Words by Ewan Naude I’m not a papgooier, spin fisherman, rock and surf angler or fly fisherman, I’m simply a fisherman. The fact that I predominantly fish with fly tackle is a matter of personal preference and not a delusion of grandeur. If you are a person that subscribes to the #itonlycountsonfly philosophy then you [...]

By |2018-07-25T14:01:18+00:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: Ewan Naude, Fishing Stories|14 Comments

Book Of The Magic Wand

*From deep in the archives comes this piece from a day with Ryan Weaver at Fizantakraal. It is what my early mentor in all things travel writing and photography – the esteemed Justin Fox – would refer to as ‘poetic fluff.’ “But really dude, does it have a reason for being?” I’m sure is what [...]

By |2018-07-12T11:03:03+00:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Fishing Stories, Jazz, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

A.W.O.L – A sneaky workday Grunter session

Many people – mostly those in the full-time employ of someone else – think freelancers are always on holiday. Truth is, when you work for yourself you never really have ‘leave’ in the traditional sense. No graft, no pay. Sometimes then, you just have to disappear. This is a story of one of those days. Actually [...]

My First Salmon

For the last year I have been writing my own blog called "A Stream Beyond', which I started because I wanted my own space to write stories of life in general, and not just fly fishing. It's a bit like keeping a diary of my life which doesn't just revolve around fishing, but includes everything [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:21:58+00:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: Fishing Stories, NEW, Rex Fey, Salmon|Tags: |0 Comments

Sometimes, it just takes a fish…

The drive in had been special. Up over Sani - that special pass into Lesotho which will soon be lost to tar - with a not so quick stop at Sani Top for a burger and Maloti Lager. We were on route to Katze to visit Ryan and Jen Weaver. The main road from Sani [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:17:26+00:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Fishing Stories, Fred, Lesotho, NEW, Trout|2 Comments