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GALLERY: HOME-GROWN TIGERFISH SEASON IN FULL SWING

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Over 400 tigerfish have been landed on fly by our clients on Lake Jozini over the past two weeks. The weather has not always played along, with back-to-back cold fronts plaguing one of the groups, but the anglers persevered and the fishery kept producing. Various fish in the 6lb – 8lb range came out, as […]

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TRIP REPORT: TIGERS OF PONGOLA – 19 to 25 August

by Mavungana Flyfishing

The 2020 home-grown tigerfish season on Lake Jozini is in full swing. We had a great family-orientated group on the water from 19 to 25 August. The group of 8 anglers were made up of a father and future son-in-law; as well as three farther-and-son pairs. Of the group only one had previous caught a […]

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WHY WHISKY AND FLYFISHING GO TOGETHER

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Whisky (and whiskey) and flyfishing have a long history. In remote northeastern Scotland lies an area ruled by frosty North Sea gales. Summers are fleeting, winters long and turbulent. It is the coldest place in all of Britain. When not blanketed in snow, it’s a place of rolling green hills and big rivers. Harsh as […]

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WATCH: EPIC ORANGE RIVER SMALLMOUTH YELLOWFISH ACTION

by Mavungana Flyfishing

“The sheer aggression and vast scale of the naked geology is intimidating, yet this landscape inspires a near-spiritual devotion in many who explore it” – Scott Ramsay on the Richtersveld in ‘South Africa’s Wildest Places’ Our guides are among those with that near-spiritual devotion Scott speaks of so eloquently in his beautiful book. So when […]

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(VIDEO) OLD SCHOOL PONGOLA

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Tidying his office and fishing room during the downtime, founder Jonathan Boulton came across a dusty old hard drive. On it he came across this clip he and his brother featured in many years back on Pongola. “Like the dusty hard drive, the drought took Pongola off our radars for three years and now we’re […]

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THE TAILING TIGERS OF PONGOLA

by Jonathan Boulton

As anglers we often debate our favourite species, but for me its more than just the fish, its the where and the how, the environment in which you pursue them and the technique used to fool them. One of my favourites is Tigerfish, more so the home-grown version, right here on Pongola dam with Rhino […]

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You want an Estancia Laguna Verde ‘grand-slam’

by Trevor Phillips

Lake Strobel or ‘Jurassic Lake’ as it is colloquially known, is unquestionably one of the top rainbow trout fishing destinations in the world. During the summer months scores of fly fishers make the arduous journey down to the south of Patagonia to target gigantic trout in this harsh lunar landscape, and few are disappointed. What […]

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