WISH LIST FISH: SAWAI

IN SOUTH AFRICA catfish are regarded, somewhat unfairly, as sluggish, bottom-feeding pains in the ass. It's the way they feed, how they move, the manner in which they lurk in the water. In other parts of the world, there are catfish species that behave more like pelagic fish. In our issue 19 Wish List Fish, [...]

THE HOLY TRINITY

"Surfing and making music, along with fly fishing as a way to connect with our hearts, is the path for me.  They are all endeavours of intimacy and exploration.  Flying across the water on a wave that came from a storm a couple of thousand miles away with the end result of that energy collapse [...]

HIGH 5s – JEREMY ROCHESTER

5 favourite fly fishing destinations globally? Slovenia with Hunter Fly Fishing. Seychelles with the Alphonse Fishing Company. Lower Zambezi. Kilombero North Safaris, Ruhudji and Mnyera Rivers, Tanzania. Kamchatka, Zhupanova Float Trip. 5 indispensable flies for freshwater? Zonker muddlers. Simon Bunn’s Cinnamon Caddis. CDC Elk Wing Caddis. Cluster Fuck. Pheasant tail flashback. 5 fishing items you [...]

HEAD WATER FEVER

"It's 9:43am, high summer beneath a glass-like sky and there’s a dazzling sun on a pastoral, some might say bucolic, Southland river. The upstream breeze triggers the grey-green tussock to radiate in rippling undulations below the steepening scrubland of the valley’s sides. We’re in the middle, Jeff Tyser and I, mulling over myriad crystalline currents [...]

SPANISH GOLD

"A mirror-calm bay glided into view as we hiked around a dry wheat-coloured hillock.  Dry grass lined the banks as far as the eye could see and I regretted wearing the thick socks that had turned into scratchy grass seed pin cushions.  This was forgotten as ripples broke the surface and the backs of two [...]

THE RIO GRANDE ROOKIE

"If you had asked me a year ago what my future plans were, I’d probably have told you that I’d still be stuck at university, scraping through the shitty pages of textbooks, while frothing over each and every fishy Instagram post from around the world. Although that’s true for only half of this year, I’ve [...]