I AM NOT A WHENWE

A whenwe is a former British settler or expatriate who talks nostalgically about their former homes in colonial Africa, i.e.: "when we lived in..." (the origin of the term). In my case "When we were in Rhodesia...". But I’m Zimbabwean and do sometimes harp on about the fishing in Zimbabwe and would love to go back to some old haunts [...]

Farm pond bass’n

Text and photos by Leonard Flemming I grew up fishing municipal ponds and dams in residential areas. The water in these dams was mostly a hazy brown, like that of your mother’s favourite vegetable soup.  Murky water slowed down my learning curve of where to find fishes in these dams. More than 90% of my [...]