With international air travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, many South African fly anglers will be looking closer to home for their trips in 2020 (if you were not doing that already). Assuming that both inter-provincial and regional travel will be allowed relatively soon (a big assumption we know), one of the most obvious options for your freshwater yellowfish fix is the mighty Orange river. A few months back, one of our own Peter Coetzee, joined up with the Mavungana Flyfishing team, plus esteemed reprobate Francois Botha, on a drift targeting smallies. To whet your appetite for the world class fishing available under our noses here in SA, here's Mavungana's great little flick from that float.
A pic dump of a typical Orange River trip to the Largemouth Yellowfish Conservancy with Kalahari Outventures Photographs by: Garth Wellman, Matt Gorlei, Christian Fry, Leonard Flemming and Kalahari Outventures Guest anglers featured: Bertu Barnard, Lloyd Priestman, Garth Wellman, Christian Fry, Leonard Flemming Check the full story in Issue 20 of The Mission Get [...]
It was when Ewan Naude received a hint from Guy Ferguson about a top spot to visit on the Orange above Augrabies Falls National Park that he couldn’t resist planning a trip there for the August long weekend. Ewan sent a request for a fishing partner on our Whatsapp group, Carpaholics Anonymous, and due to a [...]
Some time ago , I was invited by friends to join in on a float / flyfishing trip down the Orange river , below Augrabies falls. I decided to make it a father-and-son affair and booked my son , Luka (aka Stickman) on the trip as well. With little time to practice his nymphing skills [...]
Roadtrips and float trips must rank as two of coolest things to do when you have some spare time. Putting the two together is even better! On the 1st of Jan, we piled into Delilah Bakkie, rather hungover, and headed off. No rush, just open road ahead! Roadtrippin time... Long slow gravel means refreshment [...]
Few things are as fun as catching fish on a dry fly. The visual stimulation is intense and the anticipation always hi. It is even better when it's indigenous yellow fish that are sipping off the surfaces. The fairly newly formed TheFlyGuides got me all jealous with this awesome video showing off some of our national fishing [...]