JEREMY VS GOLIATH

To put into perspective how wild and remote Camp Chinko in the Central African Republic is and what a feat it is to land a proper Goliath tigerfish - let it sink in that they had one guest last year, record-busting fly angler Jeremy Block. In this excerpt from our issue 28 interview with guide [...]

THE FINAL FRONTIER

Of all the giant fish species that can be targeted on fly, there are few that are quite as mysterious and coveted as the Goliath tigerfish. They are found in the Congo River basin, in remote areas that are incredibly difficult to access.  For the last few years the team at Camp Chinko has been [...]

THE TITAN – MIKE FAY

As modern day ecologists, conservationists and explorers go, there are very few people that compare with Mike Fay. From his fabled Megatransect (a massive journey on foot across the Congo basin) where he surveyed the environmental and ecological impacts on the region, to his pioneering work establishing and protecting national parks in Gabon, Central African [...]

HIGH 5S – ED GHAUI

From his home in Kenya, to Nigeria, the Central African Republic and everywhere in between, Ed Ghaui of Goliath Expeditions seems to live a life straight out of a Willard Price adventure book. In between scouting remote rivers and setting up camps in some of the most logistically challenging destinations on the planet, he took [...]

GOLIATH

"Nestled in Eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in a war-torn region plagued by instability and deadly ethnic violence, lies a wildlife refuge called Chinko. Despite decades of civil war, intense poaching, illegal grazing and heavily armed herdsmen, remnant populations of key wildlife species have persisted, and vast swaths of wooded savanna and rainforest have remained [...]

JEFF CURRIER – THE 400

In his pursuit of catching any fish whatsoever on fly, Jeff Currier has risked being fired by bosses (mild); losing 20lbs in weight from Delhi belly (medium); getting abducted by Colombian rebels (fiery);being eaten by tigers (incineration) and has had countless other misadventures. But over the last 40 years and in 60 countries, he’s racked [...]

THE VICTORIA NILE

Uganda... Where do I begin? An incredible country of colourful markets, genuinely happy people and shit roads. Our expedition up the Rwenzoris was successful. We'd summited Africa's third highest peak, spent some time cruising Queen Elizabeth National Park in our Toyota Hi-Ace, now nicknamed The Green Jacuzzi - I'm still not sure how it came [...]

A FLY FOR BIG FISH…

So, with the impending Uganda trip I've spent some time doing the research (aka ogling photos on the internet of big fish) and with the constant sight of pictures of Perch in the 25 - 50kg range, I figured these big fish might like a big fly. So, employing the tying tactics of Francois Botha (who [...]

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