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

SO, YOU WANNA SUP?

Seeing as a SUP has unfortunately become my primary method of floatation for fishing lately, I thought that I would put together a short essentials list to help you out as you go through the frustrations of learning to fish effectively from your SUP. So... Your missus has insisted on purchasing a SUP so that [...]

DON’T BE A SCROOGE, BE A FLY FISHING SANTA

This is a special time of year.  A time of giving, celebration and reflection.  Finding a meaningful gift is tough but did get me reminiscing about two gifts that heavily influenced who I am today as a fly fisherman.  And with that in mind,  I started building a fly rod to help the next generation [...]

By |2018-12-18T14:01:53+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Stories, Gerald Penkler|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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