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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 its […]

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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 […]

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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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The Kosi Bay Experience

As the name dictates, this is not your average fishing trip with manicured lawns, leather sling bags and a #16 Parachute Adams. Kosi Bay for those that have not been, is a place of beauty and is far more than just another fishing trip…. It’s an experience! Steeped in history and tradition and still under […]

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Tips and tricks – Split shot idea

With summer on the way, the much anticipated yellowfish season is around the corner. A quick tip that will save you from loosing half you split shots from the pack. Take an old plastic hook box and put in a layer of prestic in the bottom, then push in your splits shot on the prestic. This will […]

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Tips and tricks – Gear care

  It’s important to take care of your gear. Rods and reels can last you a life time if looked after. Rods: Always give your rods a rinse in fresh water and wipe down with a dry cloth after a fishing trip. Especially after a salt water trip!!  once the rod is dry, especially the cork, put […]

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An African Summer in Norway

Every July we head to Norway, Mavungana Flyfishing is very privileged to have exclusive ownership of a couple of weeks at the most beautiful Atlantic Salmon fishing lodge on the planet – Osen Gard. So how did we come to have our bum in the butter to this degree, Mark Taylor who worked for me […]

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High water and our two weeks on the Zambezi

Well upon arrival I knew something was up – literally the boats loading our luggage on the Chobe River opposite Botswana Immigration were in a totally different spot to where they usually are at the same time every year.   Upon arrival at the lodge it clearly was a very different animal, water well up […]

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Early season on the Zambezi

We had clients from Italy wanting to do a Tiger fishing trip, unfortunately the only time they could do it was the first week in June.  A little early in the season as we know, the water is still very high this time of year.   We arrived at Ichingo Lodge in the early afternoon, […]

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River Clinic

Last weekend we held our annual Mavungana Flyfishing river clinic, very heavy late rain in March saw the Crocodile river at Verlorenkloof flowing full, high and crystal clear, boasting some of the best water conditions I have ever fished on. The weather was magnificent, with a high pressure stuck above us, day time temperatures heating […]

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Tips and tricks – Tiger season

Tiger season is around the corner and here are a few tips before the season gets underway. Buff I’m sure most flyfishermen have one of these, great for sun protection, wind burn, warmth and keeping your cap on while travelling on the boat.     Finger minder I love using these, as I’m not a […]

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Tips and tricks

Mavungana’s Tip of the month… After a few hours on the water, most anglers sunglasses push against the side of their head. Mavungana’s solution: Place the arms of the sunglasses over the side of the cap.

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Easter in Dullstroom

I spent the last 10 days in Dullstroom, managing to fish and guide on some of our private waters in and around town. Early in my stay there was a strong and cold easterly wind, which died down early in the week and settled and stabilized for the rest of my stay. The fishing: Millstream […]

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Scotland April 2014

The River Spey, SCOTLAND Rolling hills of heather, the sweet odour of barley, Ghillies dressed in tweed and the best Whisky in the world………….AND there are some fish in the river, what else could you want. Every year now for some time, we have taken weeks at Carron on the Spey, from May to July, some […]

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