Category: Fly Fishing

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

Having hosted a very successful (inaugural) fly fishing festival in 2016, we (the UHTFC committee) decided to build on the event by hosting our second festival in 2017. We updated the format, extending the festival by a day to 2 days, and then threw in a formal dinner and  braai. Although Neill and I were fishing in the …

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The Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2017

The Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2017

Arrival and Registration The 7th annual Boston Fly Fishing Festival was once again held on the weekend of the 16th June. And for the 5th year in a row this meant missing my wedding anniversary in favour of the event. Thankfully I have a forgiving wife, and had booked a week-long family holiday at Castleburn, …

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Durban Beachfront Showing Off

Durban Beachfront Showing Off

On Friday morning Neill and I took to the Durban beachfront for a pre-work fish. Despite being winter the water was warm and conditions looked promising for a few wavies. Consistent offshore winds in the preceding days had flattened the swell, other than a rather large shore-break which did hinder fishing slightly. Durban itself put on a …

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Snow Hunting at Meadow Lane

Snow Hunting at Meadow Lane

Having had an immensely successful snow adventure 2 years ago (click here for the full report), we decided to give it another go when we heard that large falls were predicted over for the weekend. I took some unplanned, last minute leave and booked accommodation at a venue called Meadow Lane, just outside of Underberg. …

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Granchester – Back on a NFFC Water

Granchester – Back on a NFFC Water

This morning I returned to Granchester, one of the Natal Fly Fishing Club’s most popular dams, after a 5 year break from the venue. A quick review of the blog reminded me that it had been a tough outing with Nick picking up the only fish (you can read the story here). I was hoping …

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Wavies and Cappuccinos

Wavies and Cappuccinos

Back before I had 2 children, in the days when my job was less time consuming, I used to often fish before (and after) work along the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal or in the Durban harbour. Those days now seem like a distant memory, although in truth it wasn’t all that long ago. This morning I …

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Umngazi River Bungalows

Umngazi River Bungalows

We were lucky enough to be treated to a week at Umngazi River Bungalows shortly after having our second daughter. So after spending a weekend with Sharon’s folks on the farm we headed south to the Umngazi River mouth. Despite it being only 130kms away as the crow flies (from the farm), it was 220kms …

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