NORMAN NO-MATES

“Like being on the edge of a waking dream, they appear, those damn Omani permit, melting in and out of your vision as they float through the mess of the shore break. But they are the type of dream that never quite makes it to the best part, the type of dream that leaves you [...]

Right Places, Wrong Time

I had salt on the mind all week, and so early Friday headed out to join Conrad at De Mond.  The flat looked perfect, the water was lukewarm and there was only one thing missing... fish. The two of scoured the channels, grass beds and usual haunts, but save for one or two super spooky [...]

Satori On Demand

From World ANGLING Studios... "Fly Fishing for Permit is a religion. Its about being in the moment and connecting with something natural, spiritual and surreal all at once. It's about the process and letting go. It's the instant the fish eats the fly. It's the closest thing to enlightenment you'll ever get. It's Satori." Rent [...]

Mission Oman – when it rains.

Day 11 - (17 December 2013) I struggled to sleep last night.  My slightly skinnier frame seemed not to handle all the adrenalin too well.  The focus had shifted to getting Theo onto perms, and getting some better DSLR pics of fish feeding and presentations.  We're geared up and back on the reefs.  They're gone. [...]

Mission Oman – Day 3 and 4

DAY3  (09 December 2013) We wake up to watch the sunrise and I immediately see birds diving into baitballs just off from where we're sleeping.  Theo and I grab our spinning rods while still in our pyjamas and take off down the beach.  Its not long and we're into fish.  Not the giants of the [...]