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WATCH: OUR RICHTERSVELD CAMPS ARE LIKE NO OTHER

by Mavungana Flyfishing

While you fish the spectacular Lower Orange River for smallmouth- and largemouth yellowfish, a logistics team heads downstream with all provisions to setup a high-end camp complete with hot showers and gourmet meals served with wine and craft gin…. PRESS PLAY Got you interested? Get in touch to find out about the remaining available dates […]

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THE SWINGER’S GUIDE TO HAVING FUN

by Gareth Reid

Take your mind out the gutter! This is not that kind of “how-to” guide…. Although swinging flies is regarded by most, as a technique reserved for targeting anadromous fish while wielding large 14ft double-handed Spey rods in the northern hemisphere. It is a technique that has been adapted and tweaked the world-over for a plethora […]

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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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SBS – TUSCAN BUNNY FOR LARGEMOUTH YELLOWS

by Mavungana Flyfishing

Originally created by Drew Chicone for Tarpon and Snoek, this fly has wound its way through many different fisheries with great success. So it’s no surprise that we were keen to put it to the test on our very rare and often hard-to-temp Largemouth Yellowfish (a relative of the Masheer) on the remote Orange River. […]

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5-minute CDC midge

by Mavungana Flyfishing

This fly is one of Rowan Black’s favourite quick-ties. “I don’t like spending hours on the vice tying perfect flies,” he says. “I generally tie a week or so before an upcoming trip and like to tie quick and easy patterns…” This fly has proven highly effective for Rowan at Sterkfontein Dam so far this […]

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What to expect from a Richtersveld drift

by Mavungana Flyfishing

“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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5 things NOT to take on an Orange River drift

by Mavungana Flyfishing

The swansong of the iconic Orange River is undoubtedly the last section before it flows into the Atlantic. There where it  runs like a lifeblood artery through the remote Richtersveld National Park. These lower reaches are the land of the Largemouth and Smallmouth Yellowfish. It is this remote section where we run our drifts. The […]

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Stekfontein Yellowfish Blog

by Mavungana Flyfishing

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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Tips and tricks – Split shot idea

by Mavungana Flyfishing

With summer on the way, the much-anticipated yellowfish season is around the corner. A quick tip that will save you from losing 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 save […]

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Sterkies season

by Mavungana Flyfishing

With the growing popularity of Sterkfontein, increasing rod pressure is making an already fickle fishery more changeling. At the foot of the Drakensberg inclement weather can also dash the dreams of hopeful anglers. We conducted over six guided weekends this summer some were outstanding, some saw us looking out over the dam and thinking we were on the North […]

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