The Last Cast

Posted by Gareth George on  December 2, 2021
Category: Uncategorized
Why ten pounds is the benchmark for many fresh-water fish in terms of angling accolades is a bit of a mystery. The imperial yardstick and it being double digits would be my best guess. Admittedly this aspiration is what now drives my journey to rivers and lakes with a fly rod in hand. We start off just wanting to catch a single fish (the label of ‘Billy Blank’ from your best fishing mates being a

Mixing It Up

Posted by Craig Thomassen on  November 24, 2021
Category: Uncategorized
When it comes to catching big tigerfish, one of the most important considerations is to fish in remote areas that don’t get a huge amount of fishing pressure. The Barotse floodplains area on the upper Zambezi is just such a place. I was fortunate enough to visit Matoya lodge in this area in September. Getting to this isolated area involved a flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka on SA Airlink, then a charter flight from Lusaka

Count Out

Posted by Gareth George on  September 21, 2021
Category: Uncategorized
I’ve never considered fly fishing to be a competitive sport, amongst anglers that is. It’s the fish you have to battle with after all, so another fly fisher can only really be considered company on the water. Hence, the TOPS Corporate Challenge has never been about fishing, despite some 24 000 Trout having been caught and released over the last 20 years. This benchmark fly fishing festival is all about the time you spend with
In August this year, twenty-two excited anglers made their way by road and air (on Airlink) from all corners of South Africa to the quaint town of Augrabies in the Northern Cape. The recently revamped Augrabies Falls Lodge was to be the setting of the 4-day inaugural NCTA Augrabies Falls Fly Invitational. NCTA Event Augrabies Falls Lodge The largest river in South Africa, the Orange, winds its way past the town where it plunges 56

Lazy Boyz

Posted by Gareth George on  July 15, 2021
To tube or not to tube is a shouldn’t be a dilemma. Although targeting Trout from the bank and stalking a fish is the way to go on arrival at any dam (as long as you get their at the proverbial crack of), to not jump in your float tube when fishing any decent sized dam is just limiting your options. The design of any established still water means that accessibility is limited from the