THE BALBYTER

African Waters' location scout, Ed Truter, reveals the origin of his pattern, the Balbyter (Ball-biter), perhaps the most lethal fly on Lesotho’s incredible Bokong river. "I was beside a rocky run, crouching over a slab of basalt on Lesotho’s Bokong River, trying to keep out of sight of the stream of fish jostling past me [...]

HIGH 5s – JEREMY ROCHESTER

5 favourite fly fishing destinations globally? Slovenia with Hunter Fly Fishing. Seychelles with the Alphonse Fishing Company. Lower Zambezi. Kilombero North Safaris, Ruhudji and Mnyera Rivers, Tanzania. Kamchatka, Zhupanova Float Trip. 5 indispensable flies for freshwater? Zonker muddlers. Simon Bunn’s Cinnamon Caddis. CDC Elk Wing Caddis. Cluster Fuck. Pheasant tail flashback. 5 fishing items you [...]

BEHIND THE BOKONG

IT'S ALL VERY WELL HAVING A SPECIAL VALLEY AND BIG FISH (browns, rainbows and yellows), but without community and sustainability there’s no point. Off the back of our Issue 4 story (The Legend of F#@k You Valley), we chatted to Tourette Fishing’s Rob Scott, Keith Clover and Ed Truter about the Bokong River and their [...]

HEAVEN ON EARTH

The Malibamatso River is as beautiful a river as I have ever fished. Sadly it seemed almost devoid of fish but the few that are there make it well worth it. My heart skipped a beat! Was I seeing things? No way, it couldn’t be, not that big! I froze and sat motionless staring into [...]

HOOK-JAWED LESOTHO TROUT

I would describe my first trip to the Lesotho highlands as satisfying. The fishing was slow due to a huge thunderstorm, which capped the mountain tops in snow and chilled the Bokong River on the day of my arrival. Although the fishing was no walk in the park (the previous trip can be viewed at: http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=6411), the yellowfish were [...]