I recently bought a spey rod, not for searuns, steelhead or salmon, but for carp on fly...You see I live in South Africa and we can cast across most of our trout streams with a 3 wt (and we don't have any searuns, steelhead or salmon). While I'll definitely also be hurling flies into the [...]
The 5 best things about where Andrew Apsey of Upstream Flyfishing guides. 5 best things about where you guide for Upstream Flyfishing? The people you meet on the water. Cape Town is a great tourist destination and I have had the pleasure to guide clients from the United States, Europe, Australia and South Africa. [...]
I've never been the biggest stillwater fan. I've always preferred the ever changing, almost petulant mood of moving water whether it be stream, river or tidal push... However to every norm there is an exception. And small, crystal clear spring fed ponds are that exception for me. There's string of such ponds nestled in the mountains [...]
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. [...]
Richard Wale posted this very cool vid about catching Yellowtail off Cape Point. If you haven't chased them off the Point yet, do it - it's super fun outing that will leave you weak kneed and smiling! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV5x6fRmu2A&feature=youtu.be Enjoy and thanks to Richard for sharing!
Darryl Lampert posted this clip of Leonard Fleming going big on a tiny stream. It really is miniscule water but the size of that trout is truly trophy! Nice work gents! Photos are of Darryl's fish by Leonard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKRINtn5k9M&feature=youtu.be
Darryl Lampert has long kept local Cape trootists drooling with his magical photos. Understated and full of colour and harmony, his photos and articles have graced the pages of several magazines. Enjoy the photos! Cover shot! Smalblaar Riser Cracking shot of a brown trout. This also made a cover! [...]
Below a few images of a few Witels trips that go back to varsity days. Enjoy the photos...
In amongst Rex's photos of far (and near) flung African trout was a folder that included some photos from one of our Jan du Toits trips. We were in varsity, keen to hit any water, sleep on the boulders and explore. They were good days. Enjoy the photos... Looking out the Kloof. [...]
It’s been a surprisingly long time since I first walked up the Witels River. It was my third year of varsity that my partner in crime, Rex Fey, and I donned backpacks and set off up this mystical river. Mystical because for so long I had struggled to find any decent literature on this piece of water, no one [...]