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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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5 things NOT to take on an Orange River drift

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

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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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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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 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

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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