• Game viewing whilst fly fishing for bass with Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo

Another one bites the dust!

Posted by Annabelle on Wed December 4, 2019 in Fly Fishing South Africa.

And dusty it is! The year is almost over, the drought continues, but that encourages us to find new and exciting fly fishing opportunites!

Large parts of South Africa are currently experiencing a severe drought, but South Africans, as they can be at times, are optimistic, and expecting rain any day now.  Well, another day of drought is another day closer to rain, isn't it?  We've been promised that we should start seeing our Spring rains in December, so, fingers crossed.

In the meantime, the dams that still have water in are fishing extremely well.  We have also been exploring other options both close to our base of Somerset East, and slightly further afield, to keep our fly fishing options open.  We have discovered great waters for barbel (catfish) close to our base, and are enjoying exploring them as often as we can!  Alan really isn't complaining...any excuse to pick up a rod!  More on these waters to follow.

Besides the new waters, we still have our waters where the large mouth Florida bass are quietly minding their own business, and growing to trophy size.  It's such an amazing experience, driving to the waters, and experiencing an impromptu game drive along the way.  Our record, driving to the bass waters, is 19 species of antelope!  On our last visit, to get our picture for the banner backdrop which we will be using for our exhibition in the USA early in 2020, the Big Horn Sheep posed beautifully for their photograph.

Ah well, as they say, another tough day in Africa...enjoying game viewing whist travelling to world class fly fishing waters...man, aren't we lucky?