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.

  • 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.
  • Inspired by the original John Deere truckers, we roped in designer Nic Symes for this beaut of a cap inspired by that lurking feeling when fishing African rivers that something with teeth (AKA a flat dog, or crocodile) is watching you. Whether your fishing involves flat dogs or not, this cap…rocks 🤘🏼.

    Also available in 100% polyester 5 panel structure Foam backed peak Double row poly snapback One size fits most. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Inspired by the original John Deere truckers, we roped in designer Nic Symes for this beaut of a cap inspired by that lurking feeling when fishing African rivers that something with teeth (AKA a flat dog, or crocodile) is watching you. Whether your fishing involves flat dogs or not, this cap…rocks 🤘🏼.

    Also available in 100% polyester 5 panel structure Foam backed peak Double row poly snapback 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
     
  • hunting trout by tom sutcliffe

    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.
  • 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.
  • ISSUE 37 COVER PRINT

    R3,000.00 incl VAT
    Our Issue 37 cover is a special one so we turned it into a limited run of 14 fine art prints. Designed by Simon Berndt of One Horse Town (who usually spends his time making psychedelic rock posters), it connects to the cover story about Tanzania's Majestic Rivers and features a Tanzanian tigerfish, a hippo, a plane, an Egyptian Spitting Cobra, and the aforementioned rivers. Think Willard Price meets the Hardy Boys and Tintin over a fly fishing backdrop. Each A3 print is printed on Hahnemuhle acid free cotton paper using archival inks and signed by Simon Berndt. Find out more on his art on his website here. Delivery included in South Africa.
  • 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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    Behold! We give you the loose, unstructured goodness of our new range of Captain’s caps featuring our Skull Island logo (artwork by Conrad Botes) and peak rope.
    • 100% made in South Africa
    • they come in the orange and blue or grey and orange iterations
    • Made from cotton twill
    • peak rope
    • 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 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: R199.00 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. 
  • 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. Also available in: Free shipping for orders of R350 or more – South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • Can’t understand the yoof of today and their flat cap, five panel what-what nonsense? Prefer a classic cap shape where you can curve the crap out of the peak? Then you should check The Mission Dad Cap featuring our iconic Tailgunner Grunter logo. Also available in: 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 Tailgunner Grunter logo.
    One size fits most. 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.
  • mission t-shirt
    Back in stock! 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
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only; international shipping fees apply
  • The Yella Fella Trucker in blue The Mission Tailgunner Grunter cap in blue
    With this fine trucker cap sporting The Mission's Tailgunner Grunter logo, you'll look the part for either the Bayou, the Breede 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. Also available in Product details:
    • 100% Polyester
    • 5 panel structure
    • Foam backed peak
    • Double row poly snapback
    • One size fits most
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • It's red, it's white, and with our embroidered Tailgunner Grunter logo, this trucker is lucky cap dynamite. With this fine trucker cap sporting The Mission's Tailgunner Grunter logo, you'll look the part for either the Bayou, the Breede 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. Also available in Product details:
    • 100% Polyester
    • 5 panel structure
    • Foam backed peak
    • Double row poly snapback
    • 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 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.
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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.
  • feather mechanic

    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.
  • 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. The Mission beanie is:
    • 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.
    • Choose from:
      • The "Spiedkop" ensemble in blue and red/pink, named after the deadly fly.
      • The "Kelpie" 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.
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • If your vibe is as much street as it is stream and if you prefer clean lines over bold graphics, then our The Mission 5-panel jockey cap is for you. With a classic sporty camper shape, it features The Mission logo, a black clip closure, four black, metal eyelets, soft buckram and a matching undervisor to handle glare bouncing off the water. Product information
    • Jockey cap with camper shape
    • Foam backed peak
    • Black clip closure
    • Matching undervisor
    • 8-row stitching on visor
    Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping.
  • mission fly mag subscription

    The Mission Fly Mag Subscription

    From: R380.00 incl VAT / year

    Subscribe and get a year’s worth of The Mission Fly Fishing Magazine in print delivered to your door. 

    The Mission Fly Fishing Magazine will always be free – you can pick up the latest issue at one of our stockists, or read the digital version online, forever – but, if neither of those options work for you (there’s no stockist near you; you live outside of South Africa; or you just really want to support us - thanks!), you can subscribe and have the print magazine sent directly to you.

    The Mission annual subscription

    Receive 6 issues of The Mission Fly Mag in print
    • South Africa only: R380 (incl VAT) per year
    • Outside of South Africa: R2 200 per year

    New subscriber offer

    Sign up and receive a nifty neoprene sunglass strap* branded with your favourite fly fishing magazine's logo, so The Mission can be on your head and your mind at all times. On the house! *(Sunglasses not included.)

    Please read the fine print below!

    YOUR FIRST EDITION WILL BE The Mission Issue 37 (January/February 2023).
  • THE MISSION ISSUE 01

    R65.00 incl VAT
    Smallmouth bass | Hatch junkie | Mark Murray | Keith Rose-Innes Welcome to the Mission. Authentic original first edition available here - Issue 01 Jan/Feb 2017. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.
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    THE MISSION ISSUE 02

    R100.00 incl VAT
    Trevor Sithole | Spotted grunter | The Paarl panther | Jaco Lucas Missed this print edition? Unfortunately they're all gone. You can still read The Mission Issue 02 Mar/Apr 2017 online, for free, forever. If you have a copy, best you hang onto it!  
  • THE MISSION ISSUE 03

    R65.00 incl VAT
    Arno Matthee | Gabon | Clannies Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 3 May/Jun 2017 coming to you from the archives. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.
  • Man standing on mountain in Lesotho getting ready to do fly fishing

    THE MISSION ISSUE 04

    R65.00 incl VAT
    The Lifer - Tom Sutcliffe | Stillwater trout | Djobouti call | Bob Clouser | Jono Shales | Lesotho Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 04 Jul/Aug 2017 could be yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.  
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    THE MISSION ISSUE 05

    R65.00 incl VAT
    Dead zone | Desperado | Marco Pierre White | Lefty Kreh Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 05 Sep/Oct 2017 is all yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.
  • THE MISSION ISSUE 06

    R65.00 incl VAT
    Stephan Gian Dombaj | Cane poon | Lowveld yellows | Kamchatka | Joe Blados | Beers, beats and more Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 06 Nov/Dec 2017 could be yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.  
  • THE MISSION ISSUE 07

    R65.00 incl VAT
    Cape Rock & Surf | The Fishing Scientist | Exmouth | Toast Coetzer | Pat Cohen | Beats, Beers and more Missed this print edition? The Mission Issue 07 Jan/Feb 2018 could be yours. Free shipping for orders of R350 or more - South Africa only. Fees apply for international shipping. Stocks are limited.

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