BILLS & BONES

"We were standing ankle-deep on a sand flat that seemed to stretch to the horizon, a mirror image of a desert that appeared lifeless at first glance. It gave me that empty feeling when staring down a new aisle under construction in a food retail store. The abundant life under the surface was still ‘invisible’ [...]

RETURN TO GRANDE ANSE

A tropical flat – any shallow area of sand, grass and coral surrounded by warm azure waters – will always grab my attention and imagination. The first real flats fishing I ever did was on the sand spit in front of the now disappeared Mason’s Travel in Grand Anse on Praslin Island. The Seychelles have, [...]

A’ TO THE K’ – A FLY FISHING MISSION TO AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION

There are few unexplored fishing destinations left on Earth. The few rivers and saltwater fisheries that are untouched are mostly in parts of the “old world” where the local, 3rd world country logistics make it unlikely tourist attractions. I am talking places where “no white man has set foot before”. I recently had the opportunity to [...]

DIY Farquhar

Friend and accomplished fly fisherman Graeme Field of Liquid Horizon has put together a DIY trip to Farquhar next year April. I was hoping to go but can't get leave - I've already used up too much chasing fish :) The trip has been advertised for this week only and already half the slots have been taken. [...]

A Farqing Hard Week

Seems Pete and I got dealt similar cards. While just being able to throw a fly in a fishery such as Farquhar is a treat, the stars don't always align and you just have a tough week. The summing up of the week: A week of missed opportunities. Hosting the trip brought about its own new challenges that [...]