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DULLSTROOM UPDATE

by Mavungana Flyfishing

It’s been something of a ‘slow’ start to spring with the weather being up-and-down. Some really good fish have been coming out despite this though with Laverpa producing some trophies. Just last week a 4.2kg rainbow and a 3.8 brown came out on the same day. Most fish are coming out deep, with darker colours […]

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TROUT FISHING TRICKS FOR AFTER THE DELUGE

by Nathan Pahl

The country as a whole has not experienced rains like this in many years. With the Vaal and Orange in flood, dams overflowing across the land, this past month we’ve seen some serious water; but how has this affected trout country? Areas around Dullstroom have received upwards of 400ml of rain, which is crazy to […]

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TIPS FOR BETTER DRY FLY PRESENTATION

by Nathan Pahl

To me, there’s nothing quite like catching a fish on a dry fly… It’s cliché, I know; but being able to present your fly accurately, and watch the fish break the surface as it sips your #18 CDC emerger is worth every second you spend prepping, reapplying floatant, degreasing your leader, and watching that tiny […]

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AUTUMN FLYFISHING TACTICS FOR TROUT

by Nathan Pahl

Winter is the best time of the year for trout fishing. You’ll hear that often, but in truth many experienced fly-fishers much prefer the pre- and post-seasons to the dark months. Autumn really is a great time of the year to target aggressive, trophy stillwater trout… Read on to found out why (and how to […]

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Summer stillwater flyfishing tips #2

by Nathan Pahl

This is the driest that Dullstroom has been in many years. Our rains are later than ever, and very little – having had less than 100mm this season. Dams are low and water temperatures are high, but still fish are being caught. It’s a real pity to see our town dam sitting on less than […]

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Patagonia 2017

by Mavungana Flyfishing

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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