THE TROPHY WIFE

Marrying varsity-level wisdom with the charm of Old Blue Eyes, Rhuan Human heads to Matoya Lodge on the Barotse floodplains for some double-figure tiger trophies. Photo Brian Chakanyuka "As a "koshuis" (residence) student in my first year of varsity, I learned a lot. Not so much from an academic standpoint but many of [...]

By |2019-06-03T15:35:11+02:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

THE LIFER – DALE STEYN

"My go-to tigerfish fly when I get to Chobe is a sort of stripped-down Clouser. Rip everything off it.  It doesn’t even look like a fly when you are finished with it. It looks like a hook with two eyes, a little bit of red and a little bit of black bucktail. Quite big, super [...]

By |2019-05-27T08:54:36+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

MEET THE NDUNGU, THE PACU’S AFRICAN COUSIN

Under giant Sycamore fig trees on Ruhudji river, guide Johann du Preez loses his mind and completes an angling decathlon worthy of the Olympics while attempting to unlock ndungu, the fat, pacu-like fruitarian fig eaters of Tanzania. "It started with a slurp and a sloppy tail splash as the fish rolled to the surface to [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:24:58+02:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

BULLY BEEF – TIGERFISH FLY – SBS

I was on my second hosted tigerfish fly fishing trip to the Okavango Delta armed not only with the usual clouser minnows but also with some new ideas incorporating rabbit zonker strips. Staying at the lodge was a well known South African guide with two clients from Europe. In the morning as we were heading [...]

JOURNEY DOWN THE RIO OLIFANTES

Back in 2008 I had the opportunity to do a recce float trip down the Rio Olifantes - the Olifants River in Mozambique. This is a dig through those archives: “Bull…” Johan Klopper breathed the word more than mouthed it, as he ground the Landy to a hasty halt. About 100 metres up ahead, a [...]

THE 5 BEST THINGS…

... about the places where Gareth Reid of Mavungana Flyfishing guides? 1. Meeting all types of really cool people from vastly different backgrounds. Add fly fishing into the mix and watch how friendships are made overnight. 2. Sitting around the fire, shooting the breeze and star-gazing after a great day out on the Lower Orange [...]

By |2019-01-22T14:58:41+02:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 MINUTES WITH VOSSIE

Fresh from an undisclosed deep jungle location populated by massive fish (to be revealed soon), we catch up with 'Dogs of War' director Johan 'Vossie' Vorster of Flybox Films and Happy Hand Grenade Productions.   What is your background? I’ve been working in the film/tv industry for the last 18 years. I have worked behind [...]

By |2018-02-27T12:16:17+02:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

THE AFRICAN TIGER

Fresh from Capt Jack Productions is this trailer for 'The African Tiger' shot on location on the Mnyera and Ruhudji  rivers in Tanzania with Tourette Fishing. Home to 20lb + tigerfish, this area is wild like few other places on earth still are. The Big 5 plus plenty of other critters like crocs and hippos [...]

By |2017-12-21T12:16:30+02:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments