Meanwhile in Tanzania – the ‘Prawn Walk’ demystified (sort of)

Everyone has heard of the great Wildebeest Migration through Tanzania’s Serengeti and up into Kenya. This spectacular phenomenon is actually more than ‘just’ a wildebeest migration as includes (in far lesser numbers) zebra, as well as Thompson's and Grant's gazelles follow the trek for better grazing and water. As spectacular as it is in sheer [...]

Grunter and a SUP

A while back I took a paddle on Ian Kitching's SUP Paddlefisher. What an awesome piece of equipment. Below is a short POV of Ian landing a cracking grunter from one of his SUPs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7i-HLiGpGk check Ian's work out at  http://www.supfisher.co.za/  

The Grunter Paradox

So you have a super spooky fish, considered almost impossible to fool on any artificial.  Not surprisingly it becomes a highly sought after species.  Then you hear some totally outlandish story, about that specie feeding carefree on some ridiculous fly.  Permit on floating crabs, to Spotted Grunter on floating prawns. The floating prawn story isn't [...]

Ian Kitchings Grunter

If you've spent some time in the Garden Route over the past year the chances are you would have seen Ian Kitching fishing the lagoons on his awesome stand up fishers -props- http://www.supfisher.co.za/.  Hes also caught some giant Grunter on surface flies.  I would be jealous if i wasn't so damn impressed.  Quite possibly the [...]

Tails of Frustration

Our cat Charlie often stares through our flat window, his eyes compulsively fixed on grey Loeries, feeding just a few grasps ahead. The only way i can understand his consuming frustration, is when i'm watching these spotted mud squirters, tailing a few feet in-front of me. Nervous twitch disorder. - Blonde Elvis. fellow fly fisher [...]

Grunter Thoughts

I happened upon one of my journals this past weekend. It’s from 2009 mostly and figured it'd make an interesting read. As I was paging through it having a chuckle at odd insights and strange thoughts, I came across the following the entry. Obviously I had had a frustrating morning on the mud flats at [...]