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8 responses

  1. Andrew Mather

    Hi Andrew I fished the Umgeni at Brigadoon yesterday with Marco Breschi and we didn’t catch anything. We were wondering what flies and approach works best in the slower pools along this stretch. Your comments would be most appreciated. Andrew

    Dr Andrew A Mather Pr Eng FSAICE MIMESA.


    September 21, 2015 at 7:33 am

    • Hi Andrew. Sorry to hear you blanked, but that’s Browns for you! They have an uncanny way of switching off, but in that filthy weather on Saturday, they were very much switched ON. We fish a floating line, with a 12 ft leader down to 4X or 5X with a #14 or #16 heavily weighted nymph, black or dark in colour. A bright bead did the trick on Saturday. Let it get down and retrieve it slow. Fish out the whole cast. I hope that helps.

      September 21, 2015 at 9:44 am

  2. Quentin Austin

    Wonderful work Andrew, I support your #BRU initiative 100%, and will do so whenever I can with the three M’s (moola, muscle and morale).

    September 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    • Many thanks Quentin. Greatly appreciated!…more news on the project to come Monday 21st

      September 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

  3. Looks like some good water!

    September 16, 2015 at 3:27 am

    • It is Howard. A bit thin in this picture as we exit a dry winter and await our first good spring rains. Also, in it’s pristine state, this landscape would be devoid of those big trees….they are an import from South America, and are running rampant, causing lower flows, and siltation (allelopathic buggers: nothing grows under them), and reduced sunlight. We are on a mission to eradicate them. Note the guys working, and the felled trees in the picture.

      September 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

  4. WBB

    Beautiful pic Andrew. Imagine what it’ll look like sans wattle?

    September 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    • indeed!

      September 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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