Category: Friends

The Sydney 7s

The Sydney 7s

My rugby (union) viewing, since having left South Africa, has been disappointing to say the least. I’ve watched snippets of the Sharks games on YouTube, but that’s where it ends. So when a mate asked us to join him at the Sydney 7s, we jumped at the offer. After roping in my cousin, we caught …

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Bonito in the Bay

Bonito in the Bay

A family wedding meant that Sharon, the kids, and I boarded a plane and headed to Brisbane. Nick picked us up from the airport and, much to my wife’s dismay, immediately started discussing the day’s fishing plans. We dropped the family off at Nick’s place, had a quick cup of coffee, hitched up the boat, …

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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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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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Fly Fishing A Wintery Hella Hella

Fly Fishing A Wintery Hella Hella

At 4am I was awoken by the sound of pouring rain which left me wondering if our trip to the Umkomaas was still on the cards. Thankfully as I lay there the downpour slowly abated and by the time I climbed out of bed there was just the slightest drizzle. I made a few rolls, …

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