LAST RITES

"We’d come to target a fish that holds a much revered place in South African saltwater fly-fishing lore. The Maputaland GT (Caranx ignoblis) is something of a unicorn. To bring a good one, 100cm plus, to hand from shore in South Africa is holy grail stuff, the tales of which are whispered in hushed tones [...]

By |2018-10-23T10:56:31+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Giant Trevally, Jazz, Kosi Bay|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

GT – A FLYFISHER’S GUIDE TO GIANT TREVALLY

“Violent”, “savage”, “incredible strength”, “endearing lisp.” If Mike Tyson were a fish, he’d be a GT. Tackle-shattering, pound-for-pound all in fighting powerhouses of the flats, GTs both fascinate anglers and destroy their wet fishy dreams and gear. Addiction is best dealt with in the open so we caught up with author Peter McLeod of Aardvark [...]

Desert Tripping in Oman.. Part 2 – The FISH…

Carrying on from Part 1, which can be read here, http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=8903 , The heathen conventional angling adventure continues....  We finally arrived at No Boundaries Lodges in Shwaymiyah, and met up with Kil, Lars and Tsurusaki-San, and soon enough we all decended on our tackle bags and proceeded to start rigging… you would have sworn the contents [...]

Desert Tripping in Southern Oman… Part I

A little report from my 2013 Reef Raiders trip to Southern Oman.... I returned again this year for Reef Raiders 2014... which I'll add soon... but here is the 2013 write up.... *** CAUTION - Conventional Tackle Fishing Ahead *** I’m guessing the words “ Middle East” , “Arabian Gulf” and “Oman” probably don’t immediately [...]

By |2014-12-01T18:01:36+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Andre, Conventional, Giant Trevally, Oman|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

South African Saltwater Fish of the Year 2012

Ok so there are obviously catches I dont know about... but in my opinion its between these two: Ewan Kyle with a 101cm Geet Conrad Botes with a 86cm Breede Kob Some good grunts came out this year but I want to see a 4kg plus spotty before one gets into [...]