months of dreaming, knot practice, casting practice, gym, gear prep, packing,
unpacking and repacking finally came to an end on the 14th November.
The day had finally arrived, months of excitement, peaking and crashing
multiple times coupled with trying not to build expectations, and then nervously watching the weather as we got
closer to the time. We got the news that the week before us saw some ugly
weather come through with some anglers having their trip cut a bit short but as
On a trip to Nelspruit recently I was invited
by Uncle Ismail Mia of Sollys Anglers Nelspruit, to join his son Abdurrahman
Mia and his friend Ahmed Ismail on the boat at De Hoop Dam in Steelpoort.
We started out the day at 3:00am. I got my boys
and my new brother in-law Abubakr ready, and we were off. We reached the water at around 5:30am, after
a long and winding road up and down the hills of Lydenburg. The dam was beautiful to say the least, and I
savoured the early morning atmosphere ...