Feathers and Fluoro2020-11-28T08:03:59+02:00

TACKLING UP FOR TIGERS – OKAVANGO

It's been years since I've been to the Okavango. So when Tudor called and said there's a possible trip coming up, I leapt at it like a Tiger Fish launching after a baitfish hanging off the edge of the barbel run. Well, that's what we are hopefully going to find. Not that I haven't been tiger fishing since my last [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

THE BEATS – WEST COAST WOLVES

Our main profile in issue 28, freshwater conservationist Dr Jeremy Shelton, is also a member of the band the West Coast Wolves (westcoastwolves.co.za). Take Irish folk, mix in some ska, punk, djembe drums and leftfield percussion and you start to get an idea of their unique sound. The Wolves put together this playlist, which includes (as per our insistence) a [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|The Mission|0 Comments

SNOWSHOE CARAMEL

September 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Snowshoe is not regular in South Africa. I was introduced to this funky dry fly material via Instagram (the platform may have its pros and cons, but the pros still outweigh the cons for me [...]

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THE TALE OF TUNA

August 9th, 2021|1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago someone WhatsApped me a video that was doing the rounds on social media. It was of a 20-odd kilo tuna caught by the Bartho brothers on the KwaZulu-Natal coast in [...]

CARP ON FRY

August 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Plop.  Greedy eyes swivelled towards the commotion. As they focussed, I swear she licked her fat rubber lips at the fry pattern hovering 1.5m away.  She stroked her whiskers, cruised over and slurped it down. [...]

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BUSH & BARBS

July 30th, 2021|0 Comments

When Tintswalo Lapalala invited us to send someone to check out their Waterberg lodge and the new fly fishing option they have added to their activities, we knew what they wanted. A romantic couple. Instead, [...]

RHODES TRIP

July 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

If you’re into trout and you live in South Africa, you have to make the pilgrimage to Rhodes, as Pierre Joubert and his mates discovered when they made the journey to the mountains of the [...]

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