STAND AND DELIVER

Seeing what (and where) the likes of Peter Coetzee (on his SUPfisher), Fred Davis (on an inflatable SUP) and Andre Wyk (on his enviable BOTE) fish, I've always been super interested in the possibilities and versatility of a SUP-style craft on our local estuaries. Never a shy of an up-cycle, or DIY 'improvement' project I've [...]

SCIENCE BRO: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ESTUARY IS BREACHED?

No, the fish don’t all leave en masse! We’ve all seen those distributing social media clips of people cast-netting for kob and garrick as they attempt to exit recently opened South African estuaries mouths. But what really happens to the fish that have been trapped in those closed systems? “Some 70% of South African estuaries [...]

EASY POPPERS

Something I've been missing in my fly boxes are decent poppers. Deer hair poppers look mint and fish well, but they are simply too time consuming for a dad with two toddlers in the house! So I took the easy route and bought some foam popper heads - besides, I also wanted to use them [...]

THE ENIGMA

In our social media age of non-stop self-promotion and faux-modesty, there are a few anglers that seem not only to develop an aura that demands respect, but that somehow manage to do it off-line, above the wash. Navigating myths, rumours and legends, Jazz Kuschke discovers that, if you’ve heard any kind of story about Mark [...]

HELL FOR LEATHER

Changing your name on a regular basis is not something one would consider a good life choice. But the gentleman of the sea appears not to mind. Through years of tracking we now know that the leervis of the South (including those on the West Coast, False Bay, Southern Cape and southern Eastern Cape) becomes [...]

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