RIP – BILL MINCHER

IT'S EASY TO ASSUME when you're out fishing, that the fish have always been there and that nature provides, but in South Africa with specific species like yellowfish and trout, more often than not there are people behind the scenes fighting to ensure that we can enjoy our fishing. FOSAF stalwart, Bill Mincher who passed [...]

By |2019-06-22T19:55:56+02:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

PATAGONIAN HONEY

"Within the first two weeks of this trip I had my fill of rainbows. Rainbows grabbed streamers and took to the air, they yanked dry flies under by the dropper nymph and devoured ugly dry flies in splashy rises. Like a paperback novel or a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship, they provided constant sparks of excitement, [...]

THE 5 BEST THINGS…

...ABOUT WHERE YOU GUIDE? Simon Hunter Bunn of Hunter Fly Fishing, our High 5s guide in issue 14, lifts the skirt on the rivers he regards as his home waters. 1. Quality waters - everything else is just a bonus. Where I work in Slovenia, the crystal clear water of the Soča River is absolutely [...]

FISHING ALONE

In this exclusive excerpt from his soon to be released book Yet More Sweet Days, Tom Sutcliffe ruminates on the pleasure of fishing solo. I guess you could argue that the true solitary fishing experience favours your chances of slipping into a deep contemplation about the true meaning of life, though for me it doesn't. [...]

By |2019-01-08T08:57:27+02:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Of The Magic Wand

*From deep in the archives comes this piece from a day with Ryan Weaver at Fizantakraal. It is what my early mentor in all things travel writing and photography – the esteemed Justin Fox – would refer to as ‘poetic fluff.’ “But really dude, does it have a reason for being?” I’m sure is what [...]

By |2018-07-12T11:03:03+02:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Fishing Stories, Jazz, NEW, Trout, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mountain Meditation

Unfortunately this is becoming a regular theme. Rex goes off fishing in some beautiful stream, blanks yet again, gets mocked by his wife and writes a story on where not to fish. You must be thinking that I'm a pretty hopeless fisherman. If you are, well you not alone, my wife chirps me non-stop. I'm [...]

Rediscovering My Old Haunts

The Natal Drakensberg and the Eastern Highlands of Lesotho are the most  beautiful place I know. I have travelled fairly extensively and hiked in mountains such as the Himalayas,  the Alps, Mt Kenya, Mt Kilmanjaro, New Zealand, and the mountains of the Western Cape. Maybe I'm a bit biassed about what's right on my doorstep [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:25:10+02:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: KwaZulu Natal, NEW, Rex Fey, Trout|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Small Stream Slam

  The scene of a 'little' Grand Slam. Three of kind for an area. In the Seychelles we had an Inner Island Flats Slam - we replaced the GT with a Golden Trevally. And of course the Indian Ocean Grand Slam replaced the Tarpon with a GT and the Atlantic Permit with a [...]

Lesotho: Rounding Off

Getting back to work and routine last week was a serious shock to the system. I made several starts at finishing off my Lesotho posts but never even made a dent. So after a very well deserved (at least I think it was well deserved :) ) weekend, I’m here in front of the keyboard [...]