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+02:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Clanwilliam yellow, Environment, Ewan Naude, Fishing Stories, South Africa|1 Comment

YUM YUM

(Part one of a catfish fly fishing mission with Ofishally Babich) All photos by Terence Babich Wildebeest, oryx, hartebeest, springbuck and ostriches criss-crossing the dirt track aroused much interest, disrupting our normal discussion about fishing while driving to the river. From a distance the water looked like Yum Yum peanut butter (or as a recent [...]

By |2019-03-02T20:34:00+02:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Carp, Leonard, Sharptooth catfish, South Africa|Tags: , , |0 Comments

THE HABERDASHERY MASSIVE – WHIPPET WEDNESDAY COLLECTIVE

IMAGES BY DOUGAL PATERSON About 5 years ago, Warwick and I spent pretty much every Wednesday night around his fire pit in his backyard. Our mutual love for kakpraat, overly large fires, beer and other mood enhancers saw us spending many nights into the wee hours of the morning solving the worlds problems, while our [...]

RICHTERSVELD TRIP PREP

Drove 8 hours today to Upington and tomorrow morning I set off to base camp on my first ever multi-day drift trip with the guys from Mavunganga.  I missed two drifts with Ewan in similar territory, and I'm constantly reminded by his whatsapp profile pics featuring oversized yellowfish and incredible scenery. He assures me that [...]

STUCK IN THE MUD – WHERE DO THE GRUNTER GO?

If you enjoy wetting a line in the estuaries that abound along South Africa's east coast, then you have undoubtedly spent some time trying get your paws on a spotted grunter. And when success alludes you, as it does us all at some point, I'm sure you have wondered, where do the grunter go? So [...]

By |2018-08-01T08:51:58+02:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Eastern Cape, Environment, JD Filmalter, South Africa, Spotted Grunter|Tags: |1 Comment

DO YOU EVEN BEAST, BRO?

*** EDIT  - Since writing the below, I took my own advice and spent even MORE time on tying a pair of BEASTS, attempting to build a matching pair of BEAST Mullets... I kinda almost sorta maybe think I'm nearly there and may attempt an SBS of sorts in the near future.. added some pics [...]

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+02:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Fishing Stories, International, NEW, South Africa, Videos|Tags: |0 Comments

Bloody Baetis

As fly fishers we are always dialed into the weather. Seasonal changes are picked up almost as second nature and  as a hatch junkie , I get a strange excitement stirring inside , when almost subconsciously  I become aware that the sky starts to lose its summer haze. There's dew in the morning  , a [...]