Queenies & Tail on Fraser’s Flats

Words and photos by Paul Taylor To be frank I was hungry enough to eat the arse out of a low flying duck.  The morning set on the mac tuna schools had been a blast but I was ready for a break, food and something different.  We headed to the flats on the NW corner [...]

By |2018-07-26T13:02:28+00:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: Fraser Island, NEW, Tuna|Tags: , |0 Comments


Brad and I have been going off Cape Point together for almost a decade.  First on tiny inflatables, then slightly bigger monohulls, and now finally in some decent craft, much to my delight. 50 odd miles off the water changes to cobalt blue, and rises from the teens to 20s.  Its something you can even [...]


The following article was published in Africa's Original Flyfishing Magazine: Catching a doggie from shore A story about a dogtooth tuna that was caught from an island in the Red Sea By Leonard Flemming The Red Sea has been a red-hot topic amongst saltwater fly fisherman ever since Tourette Fishing started hosting guided trips to [...]

Yellow Submarine

I dunno about those Beatles and their whole "We all live in a Yellow Submarine" bullshit... Who the fuck wants to live on a submarine anyway.... ? God damn hippies... Just before Christmas I took a suicidal day off during the busiest time of the year, pissing off my business partners no doubt, to head [...]

By |2016-01-21T21:51:32+00:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Andre, Conventional, South Africa, Tuna, Western Cape, Yellowtail|1 Comment

FlyVolution: The Para Daddy

Words by Rex Fey. Photos are his too unless otherwise credited. Two of South Africa’s most effective dry flies are Tom Sutcliffe’s “DDD”, and Tony Bigg’s “RAB”. My go-to dry fly for all situations for the last 15 years has been what I call a “Big Daddy”. Basically it’s a red-arsed DDD with a more [...]

By |2015-10-27T05:00:44+00:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: Flies: Fresh Water, Rex Fey, Tuna, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Red Herring in the Red Sea

A message from Rob Scott came via email: “We have two last minute spots on the Nubian Flats if any of you guys want to go?” I was chewing my nails behind the computer. I knew I was walking a tightrope with time. Short-notice invitations come with a discount, but they get snatched up…I couldn’t [...]

GT Ice Cream

The history of the 'GT Ice Cream' surface lure By Barry Wareham from BasilManning lures The first GT Ice Creams were made on a lathe I inherited from my grandfather.  I had experimented with many different shapes and sizes, but it was the cone chisel-nose that proved to be very successful. Manufacturing the plugs out of wood [...]