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Dullstroom Fishing Report

The Leaves Are Red Okay, so the leaves are not actually red, not yet anyway, but the season has definitely changed. Days are shorter and cooler, and the water temperatures have started to drop. Soon the trout will change colour and will be in full spawning mode. So let’s discuss how you can catch that […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

Fluorocarbon vs. Monofilament When to use what and why There’s a lot of hype and opinions surrounding this topic, most of which is misleading and untrue. I’m going to cut through the hype, debunk a couple lies, and help you choose the best tippet material for you. *Note, if you want to cut to the […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

The devil is in the details Part 2 With water temperatures still so high, I don’t see why we don’t expand a little on our previous article – prepping for the cooler months, helping you to make the best out of your trip. Last month we coved the importance of casting, fly selection and how […]

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Stekfontein Yellowfish Blog

February Our season got off to a good start this year. With the dam receiving a lot of fishing pressure due to the Vaal been in the state that it is, we managing to get some great fish. The weather man got his predictions totally wrong – Score! We were expecting rain and cloud cover […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

The Devils In The Detail Part I Rather than give you a report in which I euphemistically tell you how bad the fishing has been due to the hottest summer we have had in 30 years, with water temperatures reaching mid-twenties; I thought I’d rather give you some tips on how to prepare yourself for […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

December fishing report Green drought… Having had only half of the rain we should have had by now, Dullstroom is in a bit of a green drought. Dams lower than usual, coupled with long hot African days – our trout fishing is certainly not at its finest. Most dams are sitting on 22 degrees, making […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

November fishing report Hot, hotter and hottest… Take your pick, as each and every one of them accurately describe Dullstroom’s weather in November. With that said, our trout are still feeding vigorously, are full of life and are pulling hard! Waters are warm, too warm most would say, but this always presents an opportunity to […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

October Fishing Report Stillwaters are teaming with life as the water temperatures rise – minnows, tadpoles, damsels and dragonfly nymphs can be found in abundance; and where there’s food, there’s fish. Summer is in full swing and water temperatures are currently sitting on roughly 16˚C, which is fortunately still optimal for trout. As the water […]

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Dullstroom Fishing Report

Monthly Fishing Report Mid-winter is a great time of the year to get out onto the water due the fish being in spawning mode. Typically trout get ready to drop eggs anywhere between mid-June and throughout July, naturally, the trout eat each other’s eggs making them aggressive and eager feed. The water temperatures for this […]

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Tactics For Trophy Winter Trout

Numb fingers, frozen rod eyes and trophy trout! It’s finally winter! Yes, okay… for most people that isn’t a statement they’re going to openly embrace, but for us trout fishermen we associate winter with big, spawning trout – One of the best times to really have your line tighten up on a monster. Now, I […]

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Patagonia 2017

Patagonia is cold and windy – don’t get me wrong, I know that, but Oh Boy did she bring out the welcoming committee for us on our last trip! Our group kicked off with a tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier National Park the day before heading off to Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge, blue sky […]

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Chobe Tigerfish 2017

Have you seen the levels at the moment? How’s the fishing been? You reckon the season is going to be any good this year? Questions that come along before the start of every Tiger season. Flies being tied furiously, debates on whether to use piano or knottable wire or nothing at all. Where to go, […]

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North America Adventure 2017

Boarding the Emirates flight to Dubai there were indeed mixed feelings. Huge excitement with the promise of tank redfish on topwater, the bars and restaurants of New Orleans, then the adventure that is Alaska – noisy floatplanes, super strong salmon and hungry grizzly bears. The flip side of the coin was 36 hours of travel […]

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The Round-up, 2016

With the year drawing to a close I think most would agree its been anything but boring. Nation-wide droughts leaving most dams and reservoirs in poor and desperate shape, weather patterns shifting and misbehaving. The Rand acting like a broken yo-yo with more downs than ups and we won’t even get into politics. Luckily it […]

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Andaman Islands 2016

Traversing the seas of the Andaman Islands with a bunch of mates, 500 tropical islands, cannibalistic tribes, unchartered waters, naïve fish and the prospects of the unknown…. The opportunity to go on a wild and adventurous exploratory trip to a remote and exotic location doesn’t come around often so when it did I didn’t hesitate to […]

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The Chilean Mixed Bag

I love Argentina and Chile, the food, the people and the wine, did I mention the wine, drink a glass or two of fine Malbec on the river with lunch and I am positive your casting becomes better, your line control sharper, your wading a little slower and less ‘rock rabbit-like’ but it puts you […]

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Jurassic Lake – Home of the giant rainbow

Like many, I had heard about this mythical piece of water a while back, and to the surprise of many, I have never really been motivated to tick the box or add it to my already overflowing list in a bucket. But the stories, the images, the bombardment of youtube clips got the better of […]

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Tigers of Chobe 2015

With talk at the beginning of the year of poor conditions on the Zambezi, Kasai and Chobe rivers. Things weren’t looking great. Anglers returning from their week-long trips with little to show for their efforts confirmed our suspicions and we knew we were up against the wall for this one. After chatting to Jono who […]

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Mavungana Flyfishing River Clinic 2015 – Verlorenkloof

Mavungana Flyfishing recently conducted our annual river clinic and this year it was held at Verlorenkloof Estate which is located on the eastern escarpment slap bang in the middle of the trout triangle of Mpumalanga. Home to 6kms of the upper Crocodile River that at this time of the year (May/June) runs clear, cool and […]

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Kalahari Gold – March 2015

Mavungana Flyfishing recently hosted another trip down to the Green Kalahari, otherwise known as the Southern Kalahari or Richtersveld. Call it what you want, this location never disappoints! Our group consisted of 8 highly qualified medical specialists at the top of their game that had all become friends over the years and all had a […]

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