The free films just keep on coming with Capitaine, shot by Johann Vossie Vorster, the latest to be released. Giant Nile perch, three species of tigerfish, huge Niger barbs and a whole lot more with Vossie, Stu Harley and the rest of the African Waters crew. Enjoy.
There's been a noticeable consumer shift over the last decade or so (roughly how long we've been paying attention) towards destinations and outfitters who actually give a damn about where they do business. We're talking about operations that don't only offer a great fishing experience, but also put in a demonstrable effort to contribute to the the environment, the community and the country they operate in.
IN SOUTH AFRICA, we have just dropped down from Level 4 Lockdown (the second highest lockdown) to Level 3, which gives us a lot more freedom. Most businesses are back in some form or other, we can exercise when we want and it seems (there have been many false starts) that we can fish again. [...]
"Sandvis, dis 'n onderbekvis, hy byt nie aan 'n hoek nie want hy's 'n onderbek vis!" (English translation: "Sandfish, it's an 'undermouth' fish, he doesn't bite on hooks because he's an 'undermouth' fish!"), one of the farmers remarked about the sandfish on his farmlands while Jeremy and Otto were out and about trying to film [...]
Dreaming of one of the world's best flats fishing destinations perhaps? Augment that dream with some world class footage by watching the full (1h.10m) film of Providence from Confluence Films. https://vimeo.com/417288062
The free films just keep coming! This time, it's Atlanticus (the trans-Atlantic tarpon fest) and Water is Life from Grant Wiswell of Castaway Films. All you need to do is sit back, relax and dream of big fish. https://vimeo.com/414009001
Ten years ago I clicked a link that took me to the trailer for a movie that blew my mind. It blew your mind too, if you were around 10 years ago. Daniel Göz and Jan Bach Kristensen set our imaginations on fire and some us down the Google Earth rabbithole, trying to find the place where they caught MASSIVE tarpon from float tubes.
Having to channel all my fishing desires into fly tying like many others in these strange times I have been honing some pattern ideas for carp. One fish food source that is abundant in most freshwater bodies is tadpoles and around here they are about all year round. Like many creatures, hundreds are born to [...]
I've encountered swarming termites too many times on fishing trips to ignore them as important food items for fish in Western Cape rivers (the fish also started feeding like crazy during the termite swarms). Other, buggy flies worked well to catch fish during these ant hatches, but there were also picky fish (and some really [...]
April 2005 I was fortunate, along with my late old man, to wrangle our way on to the first FlyCastaway "PAYDIRT" trip... 14 Anglers, 2 Guides... 2 weeks, two Seychelles outer Atolls which at that stage had virtually never been fished.. or if they had, it was VERY little... Cosmoledo for a week, and then [...]