Mavungana Flyfishing in association with the University of Mpumalanga, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Pongola Game Reserve launched a groundbreaking tigerfish tagging project in June. They've already started recapturing individuals and the findings are astonishing.
Some drool-worthy aerial footage of the 2020 season on Lake Jozini, Pongola. The sequence that starts at 01:35 (featuring the croc and the tiger) epitomizes this fishery for me. Gareth Reid is a master on the drone tools, I can watch that over and over... With all the current rain up there the margins are [...]
Two weeks into Lockdown level 2, with international borders still closed, Jazz Kuschke goes in search of local tigerfish in South Africa at Lake Jozini to wash away the cabin fever. Up close and personal with some of the permanent residents Tigers, again. This time was different though. I’d not stamped a passport [...]
From exotic bucket list locations like Providence to home-based heaven like Lake Jozini and Sterkfontein Dam, Flycastaway guide Brendan Becker leads a pretty shweet life. We caught up with him for this issue’s High 5s. A happy client, Brendan Becker and a bumphead parrotfish from Providence 5 people you would like to guide/fish [...]
THE FROTHING RABBIT AND TWO OTHER THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TIGERFISH The theory of ‘marginal gains’ centres around the small incremental improvements (in any process) that eventually add up to one significant leap in improvement. It was popularised in the cycling world by Sir Dave Brailsford, who was the performance [...]