KENNY F*&KING POWERS – Cyclones & Seybrews on Providence Atoll

Missions to middle of nowhere remote destinations come with their own set of rules. Every fishing trip has its risks and factors that fall out of your control, like the weather, or the water conditions. But most times you can make another plan, reschedule, move spots, wait for the weather to blow past. But when [...]

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 [...]

The fly fisherman’s ultimate brothel?

A photo essay about the tropical flats fishes of Alphonse and St. Francois atolls (Seychelles) Text by Leonard Flemming (the uncut version) Photos by Leonard Flemming (unless credited otherwise) This photo essay featured in Catch Magazine: Introduction It’s easy to develop an obsession around fly fishing. I suppose theoretically one could compare a fly fisherman’s [...]

Honeymoon in Praslin

By Gerald Penkler Getting married is great, especially when the honeymoon takes you to Praslin Island in the Seychelles for a week and your wife is happy to fly fish too.  Praslin is a gorgeous little island, a short flight or ferry from Mahe. We had an amazing time swimming, sunning, cycling, snorkelling, and some [...]

Blast from the past: Trout of the West side

Sweat dropped from my hair and eyebrows. It burnt my eyes and blurred my vision as I fell waste deep into another flood channel amongst tall palmiet that formed impenetrable platforms around the river bends. After dragging myself up a steep pebble bank I continued the upstream journey by climbing a cliff face with soaked [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:02:51+02:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Cape Piscatorial Society, Leonard, NEW, Still Images, Trout, Western Cape|Tags: |4 Comments

The Trout of Wind River Canyon

Photo essay by Jim Klug (www.klugphotos.com) While Wyoming's Wind River country rivers are by no means new or undiscovered, what is new is that long-time guide and outfitter Darren Calhoun has opened a lodge on the banks of the Wind River in the middle of the Canyon (a place we feel is the most exciting [...]

By |2018-07-08T09:55:39+02:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Jim Klug, NEW, Photography, Still Images, Travel, Trout, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fundamental Fly Tying – Part 1: Tools of the Trade

By Gordon van der Spuy This is a series of articles that will feature on fly tying made simpler, better, faster… A free swimming caddis larva of the family Hydropsychidae - photo by Wolf Avni Fly tying, like heart surgery, requires the right set of tools for the job. Attempting heart surgery with [...]

Shout in the Drought – Tourette Guide’s Week Photos

Mark Murray from Tourette Fishing  has an amazing ability to make me jealous as hell. Yesterday he dropped us mail with a few photos from their annual pre-season guides in Lesotho. Despite extremely low water conditions, the yellows were around... From Mark: After a busy tigerfishing season, the annual Tourette Fishing Pre-season guides week at [...]

By |2015-12-01T12:22:42+02:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Lesotho, Still Images, Tourette Fly Fishing, Yellowfish|6 Comments

Deka at 10 mm

Photo essay of a fly camp to the Zambezi Deka Drum above Lake Kariba (all photographs by Leonard Flemming, unless credited otherwise) (This is the first of a series of articles that will describe my experience in the Deka area) Well-travelled African fishing and hunting explorers, Alex Jordaan and Russell De La Harpe (from Zambia and [...]

Bucketmouths of Zim

Largemouth and smallmouth bass were two of my favourite angling species in the days when I still fished the art-lure leagues in the Western Cape. In the four to five years that I fished competitively for Western Province colours I saw many big bass come out of Theewaterskloof Dam, Kwaggaskloof Dam and Misverstand Dam. However, [...]

By |2015-10-09T18:28:54+02:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Conventional, Largemouth bass, Leonard, Still Images, Travel, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |1 Comment