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

Magic Days – Can fishing be the cure for heartache?

I decided to drag out this piece I wrote about 8/9 years ago... thought'd I'd repost it here.. was originally published in the fantastic Fishing & Hunting Journal... "MAGIC DAYS: Can fishing be the cure for heartache? What do non-fisherman think about? This is a question I have found myself considering on numerous occasions in [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:07:02+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Andre, Conventional, Fishing Stories, Gear, NEW, Tarpon, Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

F3T comes to SA Shores

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR SOUTH AFRICA: F3T SOUTH AFRICA 2016 Dates Thursday, 9 June 2016 Ster-Kinekor The Zone @ Rosebank, Johannesburg Wednesday, 15 June 2016 Labia Theatre Cape Town Monday, 20 June 2016 Ster-Kinekor Gateway, Durban Tickets Tickets are R300 and can be purchased via Quicket and links are below. Just click your city... Cape [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:42:50+00:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Fishing Stories, International, NEW, South Africa, Videos|Tags: |0 Comments

From El Nino to El Nina and the Sweet Bits in Between

On the Highveld our warm season has been a case  of famine or feast. Spring didn't last long as the drought conditions put  strain on the streams and the fish. Even our tailwater fishery below the Barrage took strain. One fish that's not put off by low flows and high temps are carp. They regularly popped [...]

HEEL!

The following article was published in Africa's Original Flyfishing Magazine: Catching a doggie from shore A story about a dogtooth tuna that was caught from an island in the Red Sea By Leonard Flemming The Red Sea has been a red-hot topic amongst saltwater fly fisherman ever since Tourette Fishing started hosting guided trips to [...]

Twinkle, two slams and the legend of the turd burger

Saltwater fly-fishing in the western cape can be a very unforgiving affair. Blank days are very common; in fact, it’s part of the parcel. But we all have those days when the river lifts her skirt and everything seems to fall into place. A while ago my buddies and I experienced this bounty. But nothing [...]

By |2015-11-18T11:10:09+00:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Conrad, Fishing Stories, Kob, Leervis/Garrick, Spotted Grunter, Western Cape|14 Comments

A memorable trip to New Zealand

Article by Russell de la Harpe Sitting in an airport terminal next to a pile of fly rods is always an exciting and almost nerve wracking experience. All sorts of thoughts run through one’s head – will I be fishing the right areas? Will the weather play ball? Have I got the right flies? And [...]