September 1st, that magical date on the South African fly fishing calendar when the trout rivers open again. For me personally it signifies the end of one fishing year and the start of the next. A time to take stock of the fishing over the past year and set some new goals and challenges for [...]
IN SOUTH AFRICA, we have just dropped down from Level 4 Lockdown (the second highest lockdown) to Level 3, which gives us a lot more freedom. Most businesses are back in some form or other, we can exercise when we want and it seems (there have been many false starts) that we can fish again. [...]
Through photographer Ryan Janssens' lens, the trout of the Elandspad river can be seen for the voracious, leaping, breaching, bug-munching, apex predators they are. Cue the cello music. More from this shoot in issue 16.