A Dry Lesotho And Weekend In Underberg

A Dry Lesotho And Weekend In Underberg

Fresh Water, Trip Report, Trout
[caption id="attachment_1443" align="alignleft" width="300"] Top of Sani Pass[/caption] After days of planning (ok, a cold beer and an idea) we left at 4am for the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Tents and sleeping bags were packed, firewood was at the ready, and the Captain Morgan was prepped for an adventure worthy of Kingsley Holgate. We stamped through the SA border at 7am and were proudly the first car up Sani Pass for the day. It was at this point that the adventure was downgraded by a level or two. Since our last trip up Sani a lot of work has been done. The road has been widened, retaining walls have been erected, drainage has been installed under the road, and ice corner has been defeated. The pass as we knew it…
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Lesotho 2013

Lesotho 2013

Fresh Water, Trip Report, Trout
[caption id="attachment_964" align="alignleft" width="225"] Ian kitting up his bamboo rod[/caption] After a week of nervous weather watching our day of departure for Lesotho arrived and, as expected, it was raining. The four of us climbed in the Jeep and began the three hour journey that would take us up Sani Pass and into the Mountain Kingdom. Although none of us were new to fishing in the rain, navigating a pass that had been eroded by daily downpours (and was more the likely slippery and wet) was an obstacle that lay in the way of our fishing. We were also a little nervous that the river would be too high and that the trip would be in vain. We made our usual first stop for fuel and coffee and quickly learned that any slowing of…
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Lesotho (Warren’s Bulls Part 1)

Lesotho (Warren’s Bulls Part 1)

Fresh Water, Trip Report, Trout
[caption id="attachment_485" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Sani Pass Sunrise[/caption] With my wedding looming Nick stepped up to the plate as my best man and took me fly fishing in Lesotho as part one of my bulls. [caption id="attachment_487" align="alignright" width="300"] Terios Wheelie[/caption] At 3:30am I lazily climbed out of bed, pulled on my Columbia kit and did a last minute check of my gear. One of the pleasures of fishing small streams is just how lightly one can travel. My float tube was left in firmly its box and I picked up my 2 weight rod, backpack with lunch, and fly vest and headed out the door. By 4am we were on the road to Lesotho stopping off at our usual garage. The only difference was that when we pulled in they…
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