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Natal Scaly on the Tugela River by Jeremy Rochester

Natal Scaly on the Tugela River by Jeremy Rochester

With Spring in the air and all the social media hype of good Natal yellows coming out on the Umkomass and the uMzimkhulu rivers I decided to steal a day or two and head to Zingela river lodge on the Tugela River. The trip didn’t start well. There was a bit of political unrest...

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Chalk and Cheese- Northern Ireland by Christopher Bryant

Chalk and Cheese- Northern Ireland by Christopher Bryant

I remember a mid-February stroll down the banks of my local river last Year as if it were Yesterday. The sun shone bright and warm as the last remaining patches of frost thawed, leaving columns of steam rising from the riverbank vegetation. The daffodils and crocus had made...

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Kamchatka and the Xplorer Fly rods – by Jerome Mitchell

Kamchatka and the Xplorer Fly rods – by Jerome Mitchell

The fly fishing world has changed vastly since I picked up a rod some 30 years ago. The rods and lines are far more technical and have probably improved our experience. Even the clothing is now referred to as ‘technical’. We don’t even store flies and tippet in jackets any...

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Changing Tactics by Jeremy Rochester

Changing Tactics by Jeremy Rochester

After many years spent targeting Brown Trout on our local rivers I have had moments when you think you know it all and within days you get stumped again. Our local rivers in the Natal Midlands offer so much variation from fast flowing rivers to small creek fishing, each river...

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Mount Kenya- Ragati Rainbows by Jeremy Rochester

Mount Kenya- Ragati Rainbows by Jeremy Rochester

I was recently fortunate to visit the Afro- Montane rain forests of the Ragati Conservancy, with the Wildfly crew. Fishing for Rainbow Trout on the equator was something I was trying to get my head around. The thought of catching trout in these amazing forests with Leopard,...

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The Snatcher- Tied by Keith Falconer

The Snatcher- Tied by Keith Falconer

The Snatcher style fly is very popular fly in Europe and has found its way into fly boxes worldwide. Originally tied to imitate large buzzer pupae on the Scottish lochs where fishing subsurface in the waves is very popular.

Ideally the patterns should be fished as a team...

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LESOTHO PLACE OF DREAMS- by Jeremy Rochester

LESOTHO PLACE OF DREAMS- by Jeremy Rochester

Over the past twenty years I have had the pleasure of travelling to the Kingdom of Lesotho, mostly roughing it along the rivers and staying in the odd back packers. Lesotho has so much to offer, with rivers flowing in almost every valley. My main reason for exploring Lesotho...

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Ivanhoe Flyfishing Fundraiser -September 2016 by Dayle Mack

Ivanhoe Flyfishing Fundraiser -September 2016 by Dayle Mack

It’s always exciting when a private farm offers the opportunity to the public to have a fly fishing compo on their pristine waters in the KZN midlands.

Ivanhoe farm in the Dargle area of KZN opened up their waters on Sunday 11 September 2016 to the general public as a...

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