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What to expect from a Richtersveld drift

“We were arrested by the quality of the light. With little water vapour in the air, the sun burns close and clean and pure, affording the Richtersveld an unaccustomed brightness, a dazzling array of colour,” writes William Dicey in his book ‘Borderline’ of the remote Richtersveld. Few describe this region more accurately. We have been flyfishing […]

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Tigerfish on fly in Pongola – the facts:

Our guides recently returned to Pongola Dam with a few select regular clients for a ‘shakedown’ trip of sorts to target tigerfish on fly, and to see just how much of a comeback the system has made following the drought. Here’s what they came back with: The dam levels have reached something of a (happy) […]

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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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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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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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