Yellow Fever

Posted by Gareth on  February 20, 2020

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Yellow fever is not to be trifled with. It starts off with mild itching, that at some stage you have to scratch, which needless to say only makes it worse. Pretty soon your heart is racing and before you know it you’re sweating bullets. You really should have stayed in bed…..such can be the frustrating and very infectious pursuit of yellows on dry. A nymph is still a noble aspect of fly fishing, but anyone

Time Stand Still

Posted by Gareth on  February 3, 2020

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You blink and the year has gained a momentum that leaves you wondering if the holidays were just a figment of your imagination. For every family man or those unfortunate enough to be committed to a partner who just can’t comprehend your infatuation with fish, ‘the holidays’ can be a relative phrase. Obligation might seem like a heartless term, but be honest with yourself, how much time did you spend doing exactly what you wanted

Reflecting on 2019

Posted by Gareth on  December 20, 2019

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Reflecting on a fishing year can be quite frustrating when you consider the hours you have actually spent fishing versus the time you undertook to give yourself at the beginning of the season. Excuses there are many, most validated by the need to bring home the bacon and not having the time to indulge yourself. It’s the realisation of another year passing you by that drives home the simple truth that time is one commodity

Gkhui Gkhui ‘Tidal’ River

Posted by Craig Thomassen on  December 10, 2019

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The Orange river, forming the boundary between the Northern Cape and the Free State, is many miles from the ocean yet its flow fluctuates daily. While it appears to be tidal, this fluctuation is in fact man made. It is caused by the opening of hydro electric sluice gates at Vanderkloof dam upstream. The schedule of opening sluice gates depends upon Eskom’s needs at the time, and while it is usually predictable, it can be

Creatures Great and Small

Posted by Gareth on  November 19, 2019

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Category: Fly, Zambia
What draws any angler to a piece of water seems like a simple answer. I mean, if there weren’t any fish to be had, why would we bother? How’s the fishing been, is the leading question, but what we really want to know is how good is it expected to be when we get there? Which is always favourably predicted, but never with any degree of certainty. Hence although we are lured to a destination