MANAGING CHAOS

FROM THE ARCHIVES - our first profile from issue 1 of The Mission was of Keith Rose-Innes. Read it online for free or buy the print version here. Keith Rose-Innes is that guy. The guy catching the fish you dream about. The guy who travels to the places you would give a nut to visit [...]

DEAR SANTA…

It’s not just us desk-bound schlubs who have dream fish. Even those who live in fishy paradise have bucket list fish they want to tick off. On Christmas Eve, Santa came to visit the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. He paid a visit to Cosmoledo fly fishing guide Cameron Musgrave. "I have had a guiding [...]

THE WILDEST GT DAY

Experience the wildest giant trevally fishing in St Brandon's... in a while.  The most remarkable part of this trip was 'The Day'. The GT day. Or to give it it’s full name, what Milan Germishuizen described as “The wildest GT fishing day in St Brandon’s in a while”. From my prime position in the front [...]

SPLIT PERSONALITY NO. 1

"To be honest, I’ve always had a keen interest in photography in general and I was getting bored with all the usual “grip ‘n grins” I was shooting. Underwater photos were always the next step.  However, the price on the underwater housing for my camera was ridiculous! Then I discovered the GoDome for GoPro (getgdome.com), [...]

KENNY F*&KING POWERS – Cyclones & Seybrews on Providence Atoll

Missions to middle of nowhere remote destinations come with their own set of rules. Every fishing trip has its risks and factors that fall out of your control, like the weather, or the water conditions. But most times you can make another plan, reschedule, move spots, wait for the weather to blow past. But when [...]

HARD KNOCK LIFE

"If I could change one thing in fly fishing, it would be the illusion that you can drop a packet of money on going to an exotic venue and come back as an accomplished fly angler. I’m all for the School of Hard Knocks – I had to repeat a few grades myself just to [...]

THE MALIPUTO

Freshwater GTs? Juvis? No, fully grown! This was end of what sounded like a florally ludicrous conversation between two chaps I was fishing with. It was a long time ago, the fishing was good that day so I never again considered the statement. Until recently that is, when a friend sent me a video clip [...]