THE MOST RECENT PRINT EDITION OF THE MISSION IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE AT THESE STOCKISTS. ALL BACK ISSUES OF THE MISSION AVAILABLE IN PRINT – WE SHIP WORLDWIDE.

  • ISSUE 30 COVER PRINT

    R4,500.00 incl VAT
    You asked, we listened and now here it is - our issue 30/5-year anniversary cover (complete with blue flame belching hippos, crocs, nuclear bombs, the scorpion of chance and a helluva lot more), now available in a limited run of fine art prints (14 in total). Each A3 print is printed on Hahnemuhle acid free cotton paper using archival inks and signed by celebrated artist Conrad Botes (who also happens to be our editor-at-large). Find out more on his art on his website here and on his work with Bitterkomix here. Read our Behind the Cover of The Mission Issue 30 with Conrad Botes here. Delivery included in South Africa.
  • Our dark blue T-shirts feature The Mission's iconic Tailgunner Grunter logo and are made from 100% combed cotton, with a soft to touch feel. Just like the mullet you are, there's a subtle vibe in the front and a party at the back.
    Men's T-shirts
    Size Chest width
    S 91-96 cm
    M 96-101 cm
    L 101-107 cm
    XL 107-112 cm
    XXL 112-117 cm
     
  • Buy 10 mags get 10% off

    From: R540.00 incl VAT
    Buy 10 or more of any of the The Mission back issues below and get a 10% discount. Rare editions and single back issues are sold separately. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Kelpie Beanie from The Mission Kelpie Beanie from The Mission

    THE KELPIE BEANIE

    R500.00 incl VAT
    Arguably the best beanies in the world, this collab with Blankets from Africa will keep your pip warm no matter what's going on with the weather.
    • Warm as hell and brilliantly made by women in rural communities in the Eastern Cape where unemployment is incredibly high.
    • 100% pure Merino wool
    • Subtle 'The Mission' branding.
    • This is the ‘Kelpie’ ensemble with light green over military green, so you can fit in amongst the seaweed on our coastline.
    • Wear it as is, minus the pom-pom if that's not your vibe or use the pom-pom as a strike indicator if you run short.
    • Buy one of these and not only will it keep your pip warm, but you get to support a good cause too.
  • Spiedkop Beanie from The Mission Spiedkop Beanie from The Mission

    THE SPIEDKOP BEANIE

    R500.00 incl VAT
    Arguably the best beanies in the world, this collab with Blankets from Africa will keep your pip warm no matter what's going on with the weather.
    • Warm as hell and brilliantly made by women in rural communities in the Eastern Cape where unemployment is incredibly high.
    • 100% pure Merino wool
    • This is the ‘Spiedkop’ ensemble in blue and red/pink, named after the deadly fly.
    • Subtle 'The Mission' branding.
    • Wear it as is, minus the pom-pom if that's not your vibe or use the pom-pom as a strike indicator if you run short.
    • Buy one of these and not only will it keep your pip warm, but you get to support a good cause too.
  • The Mission Skull Island Cap Skull Island Captain's Cap - Grey
    Behold! We give you the loose, unstructured goodness of our new range of Captain’s caps featuring our Skull Island logo and peak rope.
  • The Mission Skull Island Cap Skull Island Captain's Cap Orange
    Behold! We give you the loose, unstructured goodness of our new range of Captain’s caps featuring our Skull Island logo and peak rope.
  • TAILGUNNER GRUNTER COLLECTION

    From: R300.00 incl VAT
    Featuring The Mission's Tailgunner Grunter logo (designed by Conrad Botes), these truckers, dad caps and T-shirt celebrate the majestic spotted grunter. Choose from a range of colours and styles, or get them all for maximum luck.
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. 
  • THE YELLA FELLA COLLECTION

    From: R320.00 incl VAT
    Blue sky… Orange River… Yellowfish… It doesn't get simpler than that. Choose from a range of colours and styles, featuring The Mission's very own Yella Fella logo (designed by Conrad Botes.)
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. 
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    THE SUTCLIFFE SPECIAL

    R900.00 incl VAT
    You're old man, he's wise as an owl and knows how to tell a good story, like the sage of South African fly fishing story-telling, Tom Sutcliffe. That's why for this year's Father's Day, you should knock it out the park with a combo gift that not only expands the grey matter between his ears, but also protects his mighty melon too. The Sutcliffe Special includes Yet More Sweet Days, Tom's latest book of fly fishing stories, and the third edition of Hunting Trout, perhaps Tom's most celebrated book. To cap it off (da-dum-tish), we've included our Brown Trout Dad cap too.
  • The Yella Fella Trucker in red The Yella Fella Trucker in red
    John Deere? No fear. With this fine, red and white trucker cap sporting The Mission's Yella Fella logo, you'll look the part for either the Orange, the Vaal, Sterkies or a braai. We'd go as far as to say that this would be Cletus the slack-jawed yokel's choice of headwear and now, dear reader, it can be yours too. 100% Polyester 5 panel structure Foam backed peak Double row poly snapback One size fits most One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Yella Fella Trucker in blue The Yella Fella Trucker in blue
    John Deere? No fear. With this fine, blue and white trucker cap sporting The Mission's Yella Fella logo, you'll look the part for either the Orange, the Vaal, Sterkies or a braai. We'd go as far as to say that this would be Cletus the slack-jawed yokel's choice of headwear and now, dear reader, it can be yours too. 100% Polyester 5 panel structure Foam backed peak Double row poly snapback One size fits most One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
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    The Yella Fella Dad Cap The Yella Fella Dad Cap
    Blue sky...Orange River...Yellowfish... it does not get simpler than that. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Yella Fella Dad Cap in sand deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features: An unstructured 6-panel build. Pre-curved peak. Cotton twill sweatband A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck And, of course, our Yella Fella logo designed by Conrad Botes. One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Yella Fella dad cap The Yella Fella dad cap
    Blue sky...Orange River...Yellowfish... it does not get simpler than that. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Yella Fella Dad Cap in brown deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features: An unstructured 6-panel build. Pre-curved peak. Cotton twill sweatband A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck And, of course, our Yella Fella logo designed by Conrad Botes. One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Yella Fella Dad Cap in green The Yella Fella Dad Cap in green
    Blue sky...Orange River...Yellowfish... it does not get simpler than that. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Yella Fella Dad Cap in green deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features: An unstructured 6-panel build. Pre-curved peak. Cotton twill sweatband A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck And, of course, our Yella Fella logo designed by Conrad Botes. One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Trout Cap in Brown The Trout Cap in Brown
    See the trout, be the trout, wear the trout. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Trout Dad Cap in brown deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features: An unstructured 6-panel build. Pre-curved peak. Cotton twill sweatband A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck And, of course, our lucky trout 'The Mission' logo. One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • See the trout, be the trout, wear the trout. If you like a classic baseball cap where you can curve the crap out of the peak, then The Trout Dad Cap in sand deserves your attention. A classy baller of a cap, it features: An unstructured 6-panel build. Pre-curved peak. Cotton twill sweatband A fabric backstrap with metal buckle and tuck And, of course, our lucky trout 'The Mission' logo. One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • The Mission’s editor-at-large/spirit animal Conrad Botes also happens to be a grande fromage artist and one half of the Bitterkomix duo (soutiepress.com). This new 100% cotton T-shirt for The Mission features a panel from Bitterkomix no. 16. A perfect Christmas gift to yourself.
    Size Chest width Length
    S 53 cm 68 cm
    M 56 cm 69 cm
    L 58 cm 70 cm
    XL 62 cm 72 cm
    XXL 66 cm 66 cm
     
  • The Mission’s editor-at-large/spirit animal Conrad Botes also happens to be a grande fromage artist and one half of the Bitterkomix duo (soutiepress.com). This new 100% cotton T-shirt for The Mission features a panel from Bitterkomix no. 16. A perfect Christmas gift to yourself.
    Size Chest width Length
    S 53 cm 68 cm
    M 56 cm 69 cm
    L 58 cm 70 cm
    XL 62 cm 72 cm
    XXL 66 cm 66 cm
     
  • The Mission Tailgunner Grunter cap in blue The Mission Tailgunner Grunter cap in blue
    It's blue, it's white, and with our embroidered Tailgunner Grunter logo, this trucker is lucky cap dynamite.
  • It's red, it's white, and with our embroidered Tailgunner Grunter logo, this trucker is lucky cap dynamite.
  • Our classic logo trucker in black and charcoal with orange and white writing. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Make a statement with the Tailgunner Grunter Snapback, perchance our boldest style yet. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
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    THE DIY OR DIE FLAT CAP

    R320.00 incl VAT
    The Flathead might as well be our spirit fish. The DIY or DIE Flat Cap is our homage to it. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • TAILGUNNER GRUNTER DAD CAP – BROWN

    R320.00 incl VAT
    A classy, old-school baller of a cap in brown. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • A classy, old-school baller of a cap in green. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • A classy, old-school baller of a cap in grey. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
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    THE DIY OR DIE SNAPBACK

    R320.00 incl VAT
    The Flathead might as well be our spirit fish. The DIY or DIE Snapback is our homage to it. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
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    The Feather Mechanic

    R400.00 incl VAT
    THE FEATHER MECHANIC BY GORDON VAN DER SPUY AND TIM WEGE We don’t normally stock books, but for Gordon van der Spuy we made an exception because his new book, The Feather Mechanic is a one-of-a-kind contribution to the world of fly fishing and fly tying. An expert fly tyer and instructor, in The Feather Mechanic Gordon not only tells the story of his own development in fly tying with signature flair, but he also takes the reader into the function of some of the most deadly patterns in history, so you understand why they work. That way you can forget tying by pattern, go off-piste and create your own killer flies. Accompanied by Gordon’s brilliant sketches and brilliant macro images from freshwater ecologist Christian Fry, if you are in to fly tying our merely want to be a better angler, The Feather Mechanic is an essential addition to your collection.
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    Hunting Trout

    R370.00 incl VAT
    Hunting Trout by Tom Sutcliffe Back by popular demand, if you do not yet have a copy of Hunting Trout – Angles and anecdotes on trout fishing, this - the third edition of Tom Sutcliffe’s classic, published by Burnett Media with forewords by Nick Lyons and Stephen Boshoff, new illustrations, a new cover shot by Gerhard Loubscher and a new preface from Tom - is one for the collection. Hunting Trout is informative, entertaining story-telling at its best and you will come away from this book wiser, better informed and motivated to make your own stories. There’s a reason Tom is compared to the great fly fishing writers and personalities of the UK, US and elsewhere, but we should hold him in higher regard because he is ours and the places he writes about are mostly our own too.
  • When ‘The Rapture of the River’ was originally published in 1957, the first and only edition sold out within days and soon became South Africa’s most in-demand fly fishing book ever – attaining classic status within a couple of years. Today the book is so sought after that rare, surviving copies of Sydney Hey’s great masterpiece change hands between R1000 – R2000. Now at last, and at a fraction of the cost, you can revel in this remarkable autobiography of a fly fisherman and his fascinating recollections of halcyon days gone by. And you can fish virgin trout waters with him in the kind of unspoilt surroundings we can only dream about today.
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    Yet More Sweet Days

    R370.00 incl VAT
    Yet More Sweet Days by Tom Sutcliffe The sequel to Tom Sutcliffe's Hunting Trout and Shadows on the Stream Bed, Yet More Sweet Days boasts 471 pages of Tom's fly fishing stories plus 50 pen and ink sketches. Through almost a lifetime's experiences of fly fishing, Tom shares the joy of the sport that has dominated his life (in a good way), while also imparting a ton of hard-earned knowledge in his unique story-telling style. Subjects range from stillwater fly fishing, fishing in Iceland, fishing the chalkstreams of Hampshire, the rivers and streams he loves best in South Africa, observations on fishing alone, notes on trout flies, back-country bridges, and the diary of three visits to the Eastern Cape Highlands around Rhodes and Barkly East.

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