Waters & words : a celebration of flyfishing

Doing the hills: a photo essay


As river fishermen, we inevitably do a fair amount of clambering up and down steep hills.

Sometimes it is the walk in on a goat track.



Paul De Wet and Rhett Quinn heading up the Riflespruit valley


At other times it is just part of making your way up and down a river valley.



Roy Ward looking for good footing in a river valley in KZN

Either way a certain quota of sure footedness is an asset, as is a reasonable degree of fitness.

This is particularly so for those hike-in mountain trips.


Tim Horne and Roy Ward hiking to the upper Bokspruit in bad weather


Roy Ward and I descending into a little known gorge in KZN in search of Trout


The ones where you return  at the end of a day with a smile in your soul and some mountain in your breath.

Not to mention a tension in your muscles, and some memories of beautiful little mountain Trout.



Little mountain Trout



The walk out: Willow stream

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