INJASUTI MUTI

Between thunderstorms Matt Gorlei and Shaun Dickson snatched a challenging opportunity in the Drakensberg mountains to target the wily rainbows of the Injasuti on dry flies. Story and photos by Matt Gorlei The approach to the Drakensberg involves fields, hills, cows and clouds Forty millimetres of rain had fallen over the Injasuti Valley [...]

THE TOUR DE COSMO

A lot of things were off the cards last year… freedom of movement and association, travel, even booze (if you live in South Africa). For UK-based, former Springbok, Bob Skinstad and friends, there was a brief moment in the molasses of lockdown time, when they were presented with a golden opportunity to experience some of [...]

A LESOTHO LOCKDOWN

The ongoing pandemic has been detrimental on a worldwide level and continues to, sadly, run its course in 2021 thus far. It’s truly difficult to see the silver lining during such a tough period but at least there’s been some light at the end of the tunnel for both myself and Philip Geldart, both junior [...]

THE FEATHERS AWARD

When we announced the Feathers Award in December 2020, we knew it would attract some very special entries. This was not only because for this inaugural competition we allowed for entries from any time in the past 24 months, but also because in our experience fly anglers in Africa are, for the most part, hard-charging [...]

THE RECONNECT

Flycastaway guide Brendan Becker's grandfather introduced him to fly fishing in the trout dams of Machadodorp. Years later, even though the old man is gone, for Brendan it still feels like he is there. I felt it. I felt that connection that I had many moons ago. My late grandfather, Bringe, was there watching me [...]

WHEN THE RIVER RAN RED

Regardless of your skill level, being an angler always involves a modicum of luck. In Gareth Tate and Craig Pappin’s case, they hit the motherlode in a Tsitsikamma estuary. Full story in issue 25. By Gareth Tate. Photos Gareth Tate and Craig Pappin In my fly fishing life there are a few experiences and stories [...]

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