PRAWNS IN TANDEM

Neil Rowe and I were discussing grunter at dinner on Alphonse Island when he mentioned that he’d (for many years) had quite good success fishing tandem prawn fly rigs in the Breede River. He described the ‘top’ fly as a standard floating prawn-type fly, such as the foam-backed prawn flipper or the deerhair prawns, with [...]

Grunter premonition

This short piece on catch and release fly fishing in our estuaries was published on the Red Bull website: While studying the giant mud prawn Ewan had a premonition of imminent chaos, that a spotted grunter would eat his Clouser Minnow. I agreed that his olive Clouser could be mistaken for the prawn by a hungry [...]

By |2018-05-24T16:13:32+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Leonard, NEW, Western Cape|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Beached Pigs and Walking Prawns

Long the dream of those who chase grunter, the fabled prawn is a phenomenon that occurs in South Africa's estuaries and lagoons. Kevin Flanagan and mates were lucky enough to hit it just right... From Kevin: Beached Pigs The modern-day fly fishing weekend warrior, can’t afford to pick a weekend with bum tides and unfavourable [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:37:27+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Fishing Stories, NEW, Spotted Grunter, Western Cape|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Harry’s high five and some gratuitous grunter porn

It’s not everyday that student becomes tutor, but last year I had the pleasure of treating my brother Harry to some grunter fishing with my buddy Mike and me. Harry was my fly fishing mentor, and whenever we go fishing together, I’m the one who raids his fly-boxes and rips him for tips and advice. [...]

By |2018-05-25T06:29:58+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Conrad, NEW, Spotted Grunter|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Tips for Big Smallies # 5. Fish the Rise

Increased water velocity delivered the goods One of my favorite times to target smallies is after good rain has fallen in your smallmouth catchment and the velocity of the flow rates has increased, especially in spring and early summer. This is a time when I like to focus my attention to pool heads [...]