It's a "secret" valley high up in the Southern Berg that I have written about several times before. I even named my blog after the stream. I have decided that there's no point trying to keep places like this a secret. It's too remote and inaccessible for 99% of people to venture up there. I [...]
While fishing the beautiful Elandshoek River, I discovered, for myself, a method of small stream dry fly fishing that I will certainly be using the next time I'm out and the going gets tough.
Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape have plenty of fantastic river fishing which remains almost completely unknown to most fly fishers. I consider these streams the hidden jewels of trout fishing in this country. My father grew up fishing many of these streams when he was at school and university. He often spoke of the [...]
Unfortunately this is becoming a regular theme. Rex goes off fishing in some beautiful stream, blanks yet again, gets mocked by his wife and writes a story on where not to fish. You must be thinking that I'm a pretty hopeless fisherman. If you are, well you not alone, my wife chirps me non-stop. I'm [...]
The Natal Drakensberg and the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho are the most beautiful place I know. I have travelled fairly extensively and hiked in mountains such as the Himalayas, the Alps, Mt Kenya, Mt Kilmanjaro, New Zealand, and the mountains of the Western Cape. Maybe I'm a bit biassed about what's right on my doorstep [...]
We've got a new leader! 100cm + GT's caught in South Africa: Marius Rousseau - 118cm Ewan Kyle - 112cm Ben Pretorius - 111cm Paul Weingartz -108cm -also got 101,102,105cm Arno Van Der Nest -107cm - and THAT is a reel. Gareth Corbett -106cm -105cm [...]
Out of Africa, always something new. Bullsharks have been recorded hundreds of kilometeres up the Zambezi and other rivers. It's even believed that there is a breeding colony behind the wall of Cohora Bassa - "It is widely believed that there is a breeding colony of Zambezi Shark "trapped" inside the dam. As the Bull Shark [...]
I'm not exactly known to be the chatty type, so I should have known what I was in for carrying my fly rods on the plane from Durban back home. The wheels were barely up when my neighbor in the emergency row tapped on my shoulder hinting for me to take my earphones out. “So, [...]