Hi there, I'm heading down to the Langkloof this weekend and am wondering if there are any decent yellow or trout in the rivers in the area - I've fished plenty of the dams before and just caught largemouth bass and am now interested to see if I can get into some other species. I've been past the Outeniqua Trout Farm, but it's never really taken my fancy, I'd rather like to try in some of the rivers in the area... maybe I'm just being fussy?I suppose I could also take a drive to Craddock, but that's a moer of a drive just for some day fishing. Thanks a ...View Discussion
Looking for TFO rods, 5 & 6wt in either Ticr, Axiom, BVK by emjaysmit
Please guys if anybody knows of anyone willing to part with their TFO rods in these ranges please let me know. ...View Discussion
Rod & reel combo for NEWBIE by In-da-belly
I'm a newbie needing some help.
Could you please point me in the right direction regarding a value-for-money beginner outfit? I currently fish a Stealth junior rod and reel with some sort of floating line that came with the reel.
I'll mostly be fishing venues around Dullies from a float tube.
Any advice will be appreciated!
The season draws to a close as does the fishing at this time of the year. The large termite alates are happening more sporadically, the small ants are flying more frequently and the Amur Falcons are gathering in large flocks ready for their departure back north. It is the time of year that we reflect on the season that was and brace ourselves for the winter that comes.What is most frustrating during these hatches is that the fish are not ri...Read More
Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands Report by fosaf
I spent two days on the Mooi a few weeks back. On the first of the two, the river was flowing very strongly, and I had left my trusty wading staff behind. I slithered and stumbled around precariously in the river all day.The Browns were “on the prod” as they say: I was getting what I call “bumps and scratches” all day. I just couldn’t seem to hook them. Frustrating!A week later I was back. The river was at most a foot lower, and this time it was crystal clean. Sparkling i...Read More
Age and Wisdom by feathers_and_fluoro
Last Saturday I spent a most entertaining morning on the Hotel beat of the Smalblaar. I joined an old British chap, Keith Nicklin and acted as his walking stick!I’ve fished with Keith before, and I hope I’ll fish with him again. Age has not treated his ankles and knees all that well - 79 is a great innings -, hence me having to play the role of a walking talking wading pole. However, where age has plagued his legs, it has honed his casting arm.I can only wish my camera wasn’t in for a service. He draws an artist’s stroke with fly rod and the line becomes a da...Read More
Experimenting with Silicon Claws by feathers_and_fluoro
There is one thing that I hate about my semi realistic crabs… The claws. If you look at any crab, the most prominent feature behind the shape is the claws. Ive been happiest with trimmed feather claws, but still not 100%. So this weekend I decided to try and add some silicone claws to crabs. Pretty happy with the result.I went a step further an tied some Jannie Visser inspired JAM flies. ...Read More
With the dew still on it by DTN
Do you remember that scene from “a River runs through it” where the camera swoops across a rocky ridge, and reveals the two boys running across the open grasslands?Here in the KZN midlands, our landscape, notwithstanding its beauty, is lined and dotted with trees. Not only trees of course, there are fence-lines and farmhouses and roads too, but the trees are significant. Early writings by explorers in this area reveal the extent to which this place was a sea of grass....Read More
Nubian Flats Exploratory Week 3: 7 by Tourettefishing
So this week the weather allowed for us to go and have a look at an area we have been trying to get to for a very long time. Unfortunately we have have been hampered by weather in our previous attempts. It is no surprise that we took this window of opportunity happily.Werner putting the ‘hurt’ t...Read More
Old School by tim_rolston
The more things change the more they stay the same:It is, perhaps, unnecessary that I should here dwell on the advantages which a knowledge of fly dressing gives to the angler, since it is to be expected that they are already known and felt by those who read these lines. At the same time such a course seems natural, and - with the reader’s pardon- its adoption gets me out of the difficulty of knowing how to open up my subject. Opening paragraph of “The Trout Fly Dressers Cabinet of Devices or How to Tie Flies for Trout...Read More
Kzn scalies by Suggoo
hi guysI have been trying desperately for around 3 months to get this fish on flyI am currently fishing a 2 fly set-up , a copper John and other weighted flys on bottomI am using 3 meter leader with strike indicator with floating line.I am desperate here, Please guys help on methods and tactics fly patterns will be a bonus , I am currently carding the flyUpstream into the rapids and allowing it to flow down, the river I am fishing is the Tugela and kilo at colensoRegards Suggoo...View Discussion