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Fly Fishing for Largemouth Yellowfish

By Luka Geertsema My favourite South African freshwater species to target on fly is without a doubt the Smallmouth Yellowfish. But the most challenging and rewarding freshwater fish for me on fly is the Largemouth Yellowfish. Largies are stealthy hunters and can be difficult to catch on fly. They live in water that is hard…

Hunting Black Wildebeest in South Africa

The Black Wildebeest (or White Tailed Gnu) is endemic to South Africa and is possibly one of the strangest looking antelope that you will encounter in South Africa. It is not as common as its cousin the Blue Wildebeest and they prefer grasslands and open plains to the bush. You will usually find them in…

Fly Fishing for Carp

By Jean-Paul Henin Some years ago a friend from work told me about a dam in Secunda, South Africa where you could target Carp and Sharptooth Catfish on fly right at your feet in the shallow water. I was very sceptical of his statement as I firmly believed that Carp only ate dough baits and…

10 Tips for Trophy Photos

They say a picture paints a thousand words, and that is indeed very true. Taking photos is a way of immortalizing the present and taking our memories into the future with us, either for ourselves to reminisce about our past sometime in the future or to share our memories of certain events with others. In…

Catch and Release – 10 Do’s and Don’ts

As fly fishermen we have a responsibility toward our quarry to ensure that they are handled in an ethical manner to ensure their chance of survival. If you handle a fish with dry hands, keep it out of the water for a long time and put it down on in the dirt etc. then it…

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