I am having my first fly tying evening on Wednesday 4th June from 6pm to 8pm. Looking at doing it once a week. It will just be an informal gathering to tie flies and have fun, please bring your own equipment and materials. I have the venue in Midrand. Pop me a mail if you keen to join us. email@example.com or whatsapp on my cell 0836819281 or comment on this post. I will send you the address, and how to access the gate.
It would be free of charge maybe we could just share some snacks.
Looking forward to meeting some awesome people and learn to tie some cool flies. My kids will be joining me so you are welcome to bring your own.
Ian from the Fishing Sup fame has done us a quick video of him catching a Grunter on Fly. He tells me he is going to do a full story on the process on how to catch grunter on fly. I am super excited for that. In the meantime check out his video.
How often does it happen that in a group of fly fishing addicts, that the group splits up into smaller groups and goes off in a variety of directions on the same weekend and to catch totally different species of fish. Well, that’s exactly what happened over the long weekend 21st to 23rd of March 2014.
Justin Annells, Shane Tofte, Daniel Salter and Kevin went to Sterkfontein and tamed a few yellows.
Bryon Machado and friends went to the Mtenetu River on the Transkei coast for some fishing and some bundu bashing.
Craig Gartrell, Mike Wafer and families went to Glenrock in the midlands in search of trout.
Chris Rothman and family went after Black Bass in the Eston area .
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Peter Lehman, friends and family went to Albert Falls Dam chasing Carp, Barbell and bass.
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Whilst Roger Gurr and Marius Groenewald thrashed the water in Durban harbour into a foam, but could only manage a few Sand Gurnard.
JP’s trip to Vidal when his entire weekend was blown out by dirty seas and wind
I am a keen fly fisherman and fly tyer and this kind of report makes me sad, but we can do something about it. I sit here in JHB and dream of fishing at the coast. My mate Roger Gurr has written a great article.
Flyfishing along our coastline is becoming more challenging every year. In 1993 when a group of us from the Kingsburgh area started a fly fishing club and started fly fishing in the sea and estuaries, we would fish six or seven times a week, either in the morning or in the evenings. I have to say that fly fishing was exciting in those early days because hardly a day went by when you never caught anything and there were frequently days when you actually lost count of just how many fish you had caught. I remember days during the Shad run when in two hours you would catch and release up to 40 Shad and there would be 7 or 8 fly fishermen on the beach all catching Shad and whooping for joy. All the beaches and rocky points from Amanzimtoti to RockyBay yielded good catches of species such as Shad, Blacktail, Wave Garrick, Bastard Mullet, Smelt, Natal Wrasse, King Fish and an occasional Garrick. River mouths were deeper and wider and rivers mouths such as Illovo were exciting places to fish because there was always a chance of a Garrick in the winter months when on a high tide they would come and smash the Mullet in the estuary. Once while standing in knee deep water at Warner beach I released a small Shad only to have a Garrick chase the Shad around behind me and claim it’s meal. Read the full story here.