Sizeable, visible, and seemingly impossible, there are few fish as infuriating as spotted grunter. As much as anyone can figure them out, a select few like Jannie Visser have. Listen up. From pancakes and prawns, JAM and turds, these are his pearls of grunter wisdom. As pin-ups on the res walls of Stellenbosch University students [...]
Dusky kob have dominated Dr JD Filmalter’s work life for the past few years and few in South Africa know the species (and its plight) better than him. “The story of the dusky kob is actually quite sad,” says JD, who has been studying the movement patterns of the species using acoustic tracking technology for [...]
5 best things about where you guide? Kau Tapen’s Rio Menendez is the most insane tributary. Pulling out a fresh sea trout in a river no wider than your bathtub is a pretty gnarly experience. The night sky in the Kalahari will literally rock your socks off. Aliens are a thing. Dry fly fishing to [...]
What do you get when you put the 5 most addicted grunter fisherman in the cape together for a weekend?
Nothing! haha. Some good pictures, some good laughs, one Leerie for Conrad. I grew up reading about these guys, and much of what I do today is influenced by their past achievements and tactics. The Breede is hallowed ground for me, and its an honour to fish alongside the men that figured it out first. [...]