The Bend Curse

The Bend Curse

Fresh Water, Randoms, Trout
I've now visited the Bend twice, both times in pouring rain with the river far too dirty to fish. But that's far from my biggest problem. On my latest trip, when everyone headed off for an afternoon nap, I decided to skip the river and give the still waters a try. I therefore got Dave to sketch me up a rough map of the dams on the property, grabbed my fly rods, and headed out for an afternoon session. My first stop was at Otter Dam which was too dirty to dedicate any time too. So I quickly popped over to Three Springs Dam which, although dirty, was fishable. I kitted up my rods and began prospecting the wall with minimal confidence. There was little sign of activity so after 15 minutes I called it and…
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Warren’s Custom Fly Fishing Net

Warren’s Custom Fly Fishing Net

Fresh Water, Randoms, Review
This year Warren was lucky enough to receive this incredible net as a birthday present from his wife. It was hand crafted by Mario Geldenhuys of Custom Fly Rods. [caption id="attachment_1972" align="alignnone" width="900"] Warren's custom made fly fishing net[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1973" align="alignnone" width="900"] With Baha Fly Fishing inscribed on one side[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1974" align="alignnone" width="900"] And an inscription from his wife on the other[/caption]
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The R10 Bar…aka Carlo’s Bar

The R10 Bar…aka Carlo’s Bar

Randoms
Back in 2005 Nick and I made our first visit to Ponto do Oura, Mozambique. Amidst all the fishing we took to my trusty Pajero and explored the surrounding areas for both new fishing spots as well as any adventure that lay around the corner. Now you must remember that in 2005 the Pontos were completely different to what they are today. There was far less tourism, very few holiday resorts, and far fewer bars. So when we stumbled across a small reed bar in the middle of nowhere we thought we'd hit gold. And we had! Our first beer was a 2M dumpy which cost us R10. We then threw back a Laurentina dumpy which also cost R10. Realising that we were bound to have a few more we inquired about the price…
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Friends Of Baha

Friends Of Baha

Randoms
[caption id="attachment_538" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Decals On Friends Of Baha Cars[/caption]It's great to see the Baha Fly Fishing decals sneaking up on other people's gear and cars. Thanks for the support Mark. Hopefully we get to fish together sometime soon.
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Trout Stocking

Trout Stocking

Randoms
[caption id="attachment_381" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stocking Rainbow Trout[/caption] With Friday being a public holiday I'd agreed to monitor the stocking of several NFFC waters by Bushman's River Trout. So at 6am Sharon and I took a leisurely drive to the Giant's Castle area where we met John. He'd stocked the 3 dams with 3" (or 5”) fish the previous morning and it was now time to put in a few 10" fish to kick start the process of rehabilitating these Mondi waters. The whole process was surprisingly fast and started by looking for a place to safely release the new fish. The obvious choice was along the dam wall into deeper, safer water. There was however a small problem in that we could see the previous day's smaller fish shoaling along…
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