Who are we?
We’re a couple who have become passionate but amateur anglers over the last couple of years. Martin always loved fishing but I had to first accidentally catch a fish to really get bitten. Since that day we’ve been fishing non-stop and this blog serves as a light-hearted record of our experiences and ever evolving knowledge.
Our “local” is Rietvlei Dam in Pretoria, near to our house in Centurion, South Africa. We often go there for bass, and we sometimes try for carp but it’s a notoriously difficult dam. Unless you’re into specimen angling…
What’s the site about?
On here you’ll find brief summaries of our fishing expeditions, some successful and some less so. We’ll also include useful information we’ve found over the years that has helped us. Feel free to dispute any of our “wisdom”, that’s the only way we’ll learn new techniques and progress as anglers.
What do we catch?
We mostly catch bass wherever we go. And we also really love papgooi (not quite at specimen level yet) which then includes carp, yellowfish, barbel, mudfish, moggel etc. Otherwise we flyfish as well, mainly for trout but sometimes for yellowfish in rivers. When we do get to the ocean we try rock & surf but with very limited success so far. That’s a skill we’ll cultivate in time.
Where do we stay?
In terms of accommodation we don’t always rough it, in fact we try not too camp too often because we’re not really geared for it. Camping has many merits but when a highveld storm hits we prefer to be under some form of solid roof. On these pages you’ll also find brief accounts of the places we stayed at across South Africa.
What can you do?
So please feel free to interact and give us advice, we welcome any comments etc., we need all the help we can get…